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EU identification numberB/BE/00/WSP13
Year of release2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Title of projectA long-range experimental program for the developmentof a Roundup Ready transgenic maize (tolerant to glyphosate) - line NK603.
Organism Common NameMaize
Organism Scientific NameZea mays
Total surfaceIn 2000: 3.200 m2
Period of releaseApril-December (2000-2003)
Number of sitesIn 2000: 2
LocationsIn 2000: Franc-Waret
Containment measuresIsolation distance: 300 m. Non-transgenic border:4 rows. Cleaning of drill and combine before and after experiment. Destructionof vegetative material at end of experiment (incorporation into soil). 
MonitoringControl of volunteer plants.
Type of procedureSimplified procedure (first year) - Art. 9§3of Royal Decision
Advisory BodyBiosafety Advisory Council
Competent AuthorityMinister of Agriculture

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