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EU identification numberB/BE/00/VWSP1
Institution/CompanyAdvanta/SES Europe
Year of release2000 , 2001 , 2002 , 2003 , 2004 
Title of projectFive year program (2000-2004) for the fieldevaluation and for the seed increase of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) linesand hybrids genetically modified to be tolerant to glyphosate.
Organism Common NameSugar beet
Organism Scientific NameBeta vulgaris
Total surfaceIn 2000: 800 m2
Period of releaseMarch-April until September-October
Number of sitesIn 2000: 1
LocationsIn 2000: Jauchelette
Containment measuresAccording to the Belgian protocol for sugarbeetsIsolation distance of 25 m to neighbouring sugarbeet crop. Ryegrass borderof 5 m. Harvest before commercial sugarbeet campaign. Sugarbeets (two-yearcrop) are only tested during the vegetative stage. Destruction of boltersand volunteer plants. Destruction of vegetative material at end of experimentby chopping and soil incorporation.
MonitoringFollow up of field during 2 years: destructionof volunteers and bolters.
Type of procedureSimplified procedure (first year) - Art. 9§3of Royal Decision
Advisory BodyBiosafety Advisory Council
Competent AuthorityMinister of Agriculture

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