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EU identification numberB/BE/00/VWSP9
Institution/CompanyAventis CropScience
Year of release2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Title of projectSeed production trials with Brassica napus hybridparental lines and hybrids 5 year program. Field trials with geneticallymodified oilseed rape in the context of an official variety registration.
Organism Common NameOilseed rape
Organism Scientific NameBrassica napus
Traitmale sterility, fertility restorer, glufosinaat-R
Total surfacespring: 518.740 m2 / winter: to be defined
Period of releaseSpring oilseed rape: April-October Winter oilseedrape: August-September
Number of sitesspring 2000: 26 / winter 2000: to be defined
LocationsIn spring 2000: Bellem, Waregem, Kruishoutem,Oudenaarde, Melden Meersen, Wortegem-Petegem, Kruishoutem, Waarschoot,Knokke-Heist, Maldegem, Ursel, Assenede, Blankenberge, Moerkerke, Zuienkerke,Watervliet, Lapscheure, Bassevelde, Sint-Kruis, Sint-Laureins, Oosteeklo,St-Truiden, Deinze In winter 2000: to be defined
Containment measuresAccording to the Belgian protocol for Brassicaceae(valid for the year 2000). The plot has to be free of seed drill. Isolationdistance of 1000 m to neighbouring commercial Brassica fields. Non harvestedoilseed rape will be destructed. Post-harvest germed seedlings will bedestructed. 
MonitoringA year after experimentation the cultivationof Brassicaca will be forbidden and the field will be followed as longas regrowths are observable: destruction of volunteers and wild relatives.
RemarksPermission for a subtrial (cultivation of winteroilseed rape on a total surface of 166.355 m2). This permission is alsovalid for the wintertrial of B/BE/VWSP10. 
Type of procedureSimplified procedure (first year) - Art. 9§3of Royal Decision
Advisory BodyBiosafety Advisory Council
Competent AuthorityMinister of Agriculture

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