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EU identification numberB/BE/00/VSP2
Institution/CompanyKWS Saat
Year of release2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Title of projectField release with glyphosate tolerant sugarbeet (line H7-1).
Organism Common NameSugar beet
Organism Scientific NameBeta vulgaris
Total surfaceIn 2000: 2.700 m2
Period of releaseMarch-October
Number of sitesIn 2000: 3
LocationsIn 2000: Avernas, Opvelp, Piétrebais
Containment measuresAccording to the Belgian protocol for sugarbeets Isolation distance of 25 m to neighbouring sugar beet crop. Ryegrassborder of 5 m. Harvest before commercial sugar beet campaign. Sugar beets(two-year crop) are only tested during the vegetative stage. Destructionof bolters and volunteer plants. Destruction of vegetative material atend of experiment by chopping and soil incorporation.
MonitoringFollow up of field during 2 years: destructionof volunteers and bolters.
RemarksAlready tested in Belgium by Monsanto: B/BE/95/WSP4(1995-1999).
Type of procedureSimplified procedure (first year) - Art. 9§3of Royal Decision
Advisory BodyBiosafety Advisory Council
Competent AuthorityMinister of Agriculture

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