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EU identification numberB/BE/00/VWSP14
Institution/CompanyAdvanta/SES Europe
Year of release2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Title of projectFive year program for the field evaluation andfor the seed increase of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) lines and hybrids geneticallymodified (GM) to be tolerant to the herbicide glufosinate.
Organism Common NameSugar beet
Organism Scientific NameBeta vulgaris
Total surfaceIn 2000: 2.680 m2
Period of releaseMarch-April until September-November
Number of sitesIn 2000: 2
LocationsIn 2000: Hoegaarden, Juprelle
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.
Type of procedureSimplified procedure (first year) - Art. 9§3of Royal Decision
Advisory BodyBiosafety Advisory Council
Competent AuthorityMinister of Agriculture

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