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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 2001 and harvested by Autumn 2002

This list was last updated on February 12th 2003. This was the final update.

Click here to see this data in map form.

 

Hide columns: Grid Ref | Gmo Ref | Crop | Sown | Harvest | Traits

Show columns: Farm Address | Company | Area | Status

 

Grid Ref

Gmo Ref

Crop

Sown

Harvest

Traits

 
Aberdeenshire

NJ 753 343 

00/R33/7s 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NJ 753 346 

00/R33/11s 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NJ 747 307 

00/R33/11s 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NJ 756 274 

00/R33/11s 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NJ 768 279 

00/R33/7s 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NJ 744 300 

00/R33/7s 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NJ 746 301 

98/R19/18 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

NJ 772 280 

98/R19/18 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

NJ 914 235 

98/R20/2 

WOSR 

Aug-Oct 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NJ 909 231 

00/R33/5s 

WOSR 

Aug-Oct 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NT 909 232 

00/R33/6s 

WOSR 

Aug-Oct 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NT 906 230 

00/R33/6s 

WOSR 

Aug-Oct 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NJ 907 214 

00/R14/8 

OSR 

Mar-May 

Sept-Nov 

LL SL and HL AB 

NJ 907 215 

00/R14/9s 

SOSR 

Oct/Nov 

July/Aug 

HL AB 

 
Midlothian

NT 248 650 

00/R33/6s 

WOSR 

Aug-Oct 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

 
Ross-shire

NH 654 545 

00/R33/7s 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

 
Fife

NO 432 250 

98/R19/18 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

 
Perth

NO 347 325 

00/R23/7 

Potatoes 

Apr-May 

Sep-Oct 

Various 

 
Cumbria

NX 964 137 

99/R22/17 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

 
Tyne and Wear

NZ 372 510 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

 
Durham

NZ 206 363 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

NZ 198 371 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NZ 132 134 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NZ 133 108 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

NZ 101 139 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

NZ 205 365 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

 
West Yorkshire

SE 448 422 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SE 445 417 

00/R33/6 

WOSR 

Sept-Dec 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

 
North Yorkshire

NZ 13 11 

00/R33/10 

WOSR 

Aug-Oct 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SE 639 843 

99/R22/17 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

SE 675 583 

00/R33/6 

WOSR 

Sept-Dec 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

 
East Riding of Yorkshire

SE 754 309 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SE 773 240 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

SE 820 490 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

TA 015 622 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TA 065 596 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

TA 221 373 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

TA 225 374 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

 
Nottinghamshire

SK 59 69 

00/R33/10 

WOSR 

Aug - Oct 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SK 586 706 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SK 600 712 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

 
Lincolnshire

TF 208 975 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TF 198 985 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TF 193 968 

00/R33/6 

WOSR 

Sept-Dec 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TF 19 96 

00/R33/10 

WOSR 

Aug-Oct 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TF 216 976 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

TF 195 974 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

TA 020 005 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TA 013 009 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

TA 020 010 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SK 968 913 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TF 211 890 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TF 097 445 

99/R22/16 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

TF 218 889 

99/R22/17 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

TF 221 888 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

TF 270 780 

99/R22/16 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

SK 963 898 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

TF 040 173 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SK 962 446 

99/R22/16 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

 
Leicestershire

SK 753 130 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

 
Worcestershire

SO 915 565 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SO 855 767 

99/R22/16 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

 
Shropshire

SJ 573 381 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SJ 398 275 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SJ 399 262 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

SJ 603 213 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

SJ 505 313 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

SJ 683 255 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

SJ 685 259 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SJ 683 254 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

 
Herefordshire

SO 567 483 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SO 556 486 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SO 561 479 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

 
Warwickshire

SP 237 484 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

SP 151 489 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

 
Gloucestershire

SP 038 369 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SP 056 354 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SO 710 177 

99/R22/17 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

SO 852 224 

99/R22/17 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

ST 675 823 

99/R22/17 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

SP 068 369 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

SP 155 401 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

SP 154 403 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

 
Cheshire

SJ 619 473 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SJ 714 870 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SJ 715 870 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

 
Norfolk

TG 178 077 

01/R29/3 

Barley 

Feb. 

Sept. 

AS 

TF 940 250 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TF 944 250 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

TM 073 885 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TM 099 872 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TM 102 875 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

TM 106 873 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

TF 845 398 

99/R22/16 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

TF 893 262 

99/R22/16 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

TF 930 050 

99/R22/16 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

TF 940 087 

99/R22/16 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

TF 947 093 

99/R22/16 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

TF 934 241 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

TG 090 173 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

TM 068 897 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

 
Essex

TM 051 221 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

TM 168 215 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

 
Suffolk

TL 756 656 

98/R22/12 

Beet 

Mar-Apr or Aug-Oct 

Jul-Aug or Feb-Apr 

RR 

TL 815 665 

99/R22/16 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

 
Hertfordshire

TL 049 101 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TL 053 100 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

TL 051 102 

00/R33/6 

WOSR 

Sept-Dec 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TL 05 10 

98/R19/18 

SOSR 

Aug-Oct 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TL 05 09 

98/19/18 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

TL 431 232 

00/R33/6 

WOSR 

Sept-Dec 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TL 122 131 

01/R8/4 

Wheat 

 

 

 

TL 124 137 

02/R36/01 

Wheat 

 

 

 

 
Oxfordshire

SU 362 990 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SU 365 980 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SU 374 999 

00/R33/6 

WOSR 

Sept-Dec 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

 
Berkshire

SU 837 738 

02/R34/3 

Wheat 

 

 

DR 

 
Cambridgeshire

TL 307 887 

98/R22/12 

Beet 

Mar-Arp or Aug-Oct 

Jul-Aug or Feb-Apr 

RR 

TL 314 904 

99/R22/16 

Beet 

Mar 

Oct 

RR 

TL 38 43 

00/R33/10 

WOSR 

Aug-Oct 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

TL 46 51 

98/R19/18 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

 
Somerset

ST 626 380 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

 
Dorset

SY 677 845 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SY 671 862 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

SY 663 861 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

SY 667 857 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SY 669 864 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SY 680 822 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SY 681 836 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

ST 587 164 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

ST 785 091 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

ST 813 082 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SY 764 938 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SY 901 853 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SY 708 861 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

SY 775 926 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

SY 773 928 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

ST 788 028 

00/R33/9 

SOSR 

April 

Sept 

LL SL 

 
Kent

TQ 985 243 

None 

Maize 

April 

Sept 

LL 

TQ 878 399 

00/R33/11 

WOSR 

Aug-Sept 

July-Sept 

LL SL 

 
 

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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