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EU identification numberB/BE/00/VWSP12
Institution/CompanyNovartis Seeds
Year of release2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Title of projectExperimental program for the development ofRoundup Ready (glyphosate - tolerant) sugar beet, 2000-2005 (T9100152).
Organism Common NameSugar beet
Organism Scientific NameBeta vulgaris
Total surfaceIn 2000: 2.250 m2
Period of releaseMarch-April until September-November
Number of sitesIn 2000: 3
LocationsIn 2000: Opvelp, Avernas, 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.
RemarksRepetition of B/BE/97/VWSP1. Three trials ofIRBAB-KBIVB.
Type of procedureSimplified procedure (first year) - Art. 9§3of Royal Decision
Advisory BodyBiosafety Advisory Council
Competent AuthorityMinister of Agriculture

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