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This list of testsites has been compiled from information produced by the Biotechnology Unit of the Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions. There is a KEY available at the end of the table.

08/04/04 UPDATE: At present the only GM crop trial being carried out in the UK in 2004 is a research and development trial of GM peas by John Innes Centre in Norwich, (TG 180070). This is the second year of a two year trial. More information on this trial from DEFRA. A new table for 2003-2004 will be added shortly as will an update to the 2002-2003 table

If you have any additional information that would increase the accuracy of this table please email us at

You can see the data for the following periods:

 

Crops planted from Autumn 1999 and harvested by Autumn 2000

This list was last updated on September 14 2000. This was the final update.

Click here to see this data in map form.

 

Hide columns: Farm Address | Gmo Ref | Area | Sown | Harvest | Traits | Status

Show columns: Grid Ref | Company | Crop

 

Farm Address

Gmo Ref

Area

Sown

Harvest

Traits

Status

 
ABERDEENSHIRE

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

Damaged 

97/R14/7 

0.001 

 

 

LA 

 

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

LLor RR 

 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

 

 
ANGUS

? Liff 

00/R23/7 

0.2 

apr 

oct 

AS, AB 

 

 
MIDLOTHIAN

98/R19/18 

0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

 

 
CUMBRIA

Wellington Farm, Sandwith Newton 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

 
YORKSHIRE

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

 

98/R31 /1 

0.1 

apr 

oct 

NR 

 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

00/R33 /2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

60% Damaged 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

 

? Armthorpe 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

Damaged 

98/R19/18 

0.04 

winter 99 

 

LL SL 

Destroyed 

 
HUMBERSIDE

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 

 
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale 

98/R19/18 

1.6 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

Destroyed 

ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

 

ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

 

ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

98/R19/18 

0.05 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

Destroyed 

 
LINCOLNSHIRE

Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

 

Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

 

Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 

Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

 

Barr Farm, Edlington 

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

 

Barr Farm, Edlington 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

Destroyed 

Barr Farm, Edlington 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

 

Barr Farm, Edlington 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

 

Monmouth House, Long Sutton 

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

 

Monmouth House, Long Sutton 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

Destroyed 

Monmouth House, Long Sutton 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

 

Monmouth House, Long Sutton 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

 

Home Farm, Spittal in the Street 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 

Home Farm, Spittal in the Street 

98/R19/18 

** 10 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

 

Dalby Farms Ltd., Brigsley 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

Destroyed 

The Old Rectory, Croxby 

98/R19/18 

** 10 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

 

Wickham Hall, Burgh on Bain 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

Heath Farm, Sudbrook 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

? Gedney Hill 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

? North Kelsey 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

 

 
CHESHIRE

? Aston 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 

 
FLINTSHIRE, NORTH WALES

? Sealand 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

60% Damaged 

 
SHROPSHIRE

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

 

? Beckbury 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

? Ash Parva 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

? Prees Heath 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 

 
WORCESTERSHIRE

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

 
HEREFORDSHIRE

? Preston Wynne 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

15% Damaged 

? Preston Wynne 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

 
WARWICKSHIRE

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

 

 
GLOUCESTERSHIRE

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

75% Damaged 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

50%+ Damaged 

? Down Hatherley 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

 
OXFORDSHIRE

97/R19/13 

2 X 0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

 

98/R19/18 

2 tests 

may 

jul-sep 

LL SL 

 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

 

98/R3/5 

0.02 

Spring 

Autumn 

BV 

 

 
CAMBRIDGESHIRE

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

winter 99 

 

LL SL 

Damaged 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

winter 99 

 

LL SL 

Destroyed 

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

 

99/R22/18 

* 2 

feb 

Jan-1 

RR 

 

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

LL or RR 

 

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

LL or RR 

 

00/R20/4 

0.001 

apr 

dec 

NR AS AB 

 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

 

00/R4/9 

0.4 

apr 

nov 

AS 

 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

 

98/R22/12 

mar-may 

sep-jan 

RR 

 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

Destroyed 

99/R32/1 

Oct-99 

feb-apr 

RR 

 

98/R22/12 

mar-may 

sep-jan 

RR 

 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

winter 99 

 

LL SL 

Destroyed 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

99/R5/15 

0.005 

jan-mar 

jul-sep 

PS 

 

99/R5/16 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

AP RA 

Destroyed 

99/R32/1 

Oct-99 

feb-apr 

RR 

 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

Destroyed 

97/R19/13 

2 X 0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

 

97/R19/18 

 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL SL 

85% Damaged 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

 
NORFOLK

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

LL or RR 

 

00/R33/2 

2 tests 

 

 

LL AB 

Destroyed? 

99/R32/1 

Oct-99 

feb-apr 

RR 

Destroyed? 

99/R21/6 

0.03 

mar-may 

jul-sep 

RR 

Destroyed? 

97/R19/13 

2 X 0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

Destroyed? 

00/R13/10 

*1.5 

feb-jun 

sep.dec 

LL 

Destroyed? 

98/R20/3 

mar 

dec 

LL or RR AB 

Destroyed? 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

98/R22/12 

mar-may 

sep-jan 

RR 

Destroyed 

 
SUFFOLK

97/R19/13 

0.5 

mar-apr 

oct-dec 

LL AB CM 

 

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

LL or RR 

 

98/R20/3 

mar 

dec 

LL or RR AB 

 

98/R22/12 

mar-may 

sep-jan 

RR 

 

99/R32/1 

Oct-99 

feb-apr 

RR 

 

00/R33/2 

*1 

 

 

LL AB 

 

98/R19/18 

0.12 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

Destroyed 

99/R22/16 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

99/R22/17 

**2-10 

Spring 

Winter 

RR 

 

? Kenny Hill 

98/R22/12 

mar-may 

sep-jan 

RR 

Destroyed 

 
HERTFORDSHIRE

98/R19/18 

 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

Destroyed 

98/R19/18 

** 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

Damaged 

98/R19/18 

** 

mar-may 

aug-oct 

LL SL 

75% Damaged 

98/R19/18 

 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

 

00/R33/1 

mar-apr 

jul-sep 

LL SL 

 

98/R20/2 

10 

rotation 

rotation 

Ll or RR 

 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

Destroyed 

99/R5/16 

0.005 

jan-mar 

jul-sep 

PS 

 

98/R19/18 

* 0.04 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

Destroyed 

98/R19/18 

0.15 

Win99 

 

LL SL 

Destroyed 

 
BERKSHIRE

00/R1/11 

0.4 

apr 

nov 

SFR 

 

00/R1/12 

0.1 

may 

nov 

SP ABR 

 

 
ESSEX

? Wivenhoe 

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

Damaged 

 
SOMERSET

99/R5/16 

0.005 

jan-mar 

jul-sep 

PS 

 

 
DORSET

none 

** 

 

 

LL AB CM 

15% Damaged 

 
 

Key:

Grid Ref
Grid references, four number refs will be updated to six number refs when information is available
Farm Address
Grouped by county. Addresses of farms hosting test sites are no longer made public, only the parish names are supplied. Over time we hope to fill in the addresses. If you can help with this please us.
Company

Aventis= formerly known as AgrEvo. AgrEvo's German parent company Hoescht have merged with Rhone-Poulenc to create Aventis.
Advanta= Seed company owned by Astra-Zeneca
Adv. Tech= Advanced Technologies, based in Cambridge
SAC
= Scottish Agricultural College
NIAB= National Institute of Agricultural Botany
IACR= Institute of Arable Crop Research
IVEM= Oxford University's Institute of Virology & Environmental Microbiology.
SCRI
= Scottish Crop Research Institute
GMO Ref
quote this reference when in communication with the government's Biotech Unit; there is a dossier of information available on each of these tests from them.
Crop
WOSR
= Winter oil seed rape, SOSR= Spring oil seed rape, S Beet= Sugar Beet, F Beet= Fodder Beet, F Maize= Fodder Maize, S Wheat= Spring Wheat.

Area
Maximum area of test crop in hectares.
* = National Seed List - site size is 'per variety'
**= government sponsored "Farm Scale Trials", all are the split field design, half the field is GE and half is a non-GE, and there is a non-GE border crop. Except where stated, these are up to 10 hectares in size, more exact areas may be available soon.

Traits
RR= "Roundup Ready" Resistant to Monsanto's patented broad-spectrum herbicide, active ingredient glyphosate.
LL= "Liberty Link" Resistant to Aventis' patented broad-spectrum herbicide glufosinate ammonium, sold as Liberty.
SL= Aventis' patented system for producing oil seed rape hybrids by using genetically engineered male sterility.
SP= Astra-Zeneca's "switchable promoter" allows genes to be switched on and off, dubbed "Traitor Technology".
SFR=Switchable fungal resistance genes, an application of Traitor Technology
AB= GM Crops known to contain antibiotic resistance marker genes.
DR =Disease Resistant
AS= Altered starch and sugar content.
AP= Altered proteins
HL= High Laurate acid content
RA
= Resistant to Asulam herbicide.
NR= Resistance to nematodes, microscopic soil creatures.
CM= Cauliflower Mosiac Virus (CamV) used as a vector in GE process.
PS= Oil seed rape engineered to have reduced pod shatter.
BV= This organism is a GE baculovirus, an insect attacking virus made more deadly, tested for use as an insecticide (sprayed on plants).
Status
Destroyed= Test site destroyed by public
Damaged= Test site damaged by public
Abandoned= Trial abandoned by company due to crop failure or damage by public

(VCU)= National Seed Listing Trial for Value for Cultivation and Use
(DUS)= National Seed Listing Trial for Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability

 

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