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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 2002 and harvested by Autumn 2003

This table contains the winter oilseed rape National Seed Listing trials (all 00/R33/6 and 00/R33/6s references) and the Winter Farm Scale Evaluation trials for winter oilseed rape. Please note that these were the last of the Farm Scale Evaluation trials. They were harvested in Autumn 2003.

If you have any additional information about these trials please email

This list was last updated on January 8th 2004. This was the final update.

Click here to see this data in map form.

 

Hide columns: Grid Ref | Farm Address | Company | Harvest

Show columns: Gmo Ref | Crop | Area | Sown | Traits | Status

 

Grid Ref

Farm Address

Company

Harvest

 
Aberdeenshire

NJ 751 305 

Daviot 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

NJ 905 217 

Udny Station 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

NJ 907 215 

Tillycorthie 

SAC 

July-Aug 

 
Fife

NO 429 252 

Newport-on-Tay 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
Durham

NZ 205 367 

Oakenshaw 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
City of Sunderland

NZ 394 524 

Near Burdon village 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
North Yorkshire

SE 674 582 

Sand Hutton 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
West Yorkshire

SE 446 419 

Bramham 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
East Riding of Yorkshire

SE 792 276 

Kilpin 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

SE 841 497 

Nunburnholme 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

TA 015 620 

Nafferton 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

TA 087 602 

Harpham 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
Warrington

SJ 714 872 

Lymm 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
Lincolnshire

TF 213 972 

Thorganby 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

TF 192 965 

Thorganby 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

TF 20 97 

Thorganby 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

TF 227 876 

Ludford, East Wykeham & Ludford Magna 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
Nottinghamshire

SK 602 706 

Meden Vale 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
Cambridgeshire

TL 389 428 

Melbourn 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

TL 293 877 

Ramsey 

Syngenta 

Sept 

TF 072 014 

Thornhaugh 

ATC 

Nov 

 
Hertfordshire

TL 124 137 

Harpenden (Rothamstead) 

IACR 

Jul-Sep 

TL 125 137 

Harpenden (Rothamstead) 

IACR 

Jul-Sep 

 
Shropshire

SJ 398 268 

Hordley 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
Herefordshire

SO 562 486 

Felton 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
Warwickshire

SP 231 535 

Stratford upon Avon 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
Worcestershire

SO 853 748 

Stone 

Syngenta 

Sept 

 
Oxfordshire

SU 379 993 

Hinton Waldrist 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

SU 306 945 

Shellingford 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
Berkshire

SU 874 738 

Bracknell (Jealotts Hill) 

Syngenta 

Oct 

 
Dorset

SY 692 841 

Bincombe 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
Hertfordshire

TL 048 098 

Great Gaddesden 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

TL 049 096 

Piccotts End 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
Norfolk

TM 165 902 

Great Moulton 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

TM 088 883 

Banham 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

TM 072 889 

Banham 

Syngenta 

Sept 

TF 887 258 

Raynham 

Syngenta 

Sept 

TF 933 084 

Bradenham 

Syngenta 

Sept 

TG 180 070 

Colney 

John Innes 

Sept-Oct 

TG 179 077 

Cloney 

John Innes 

Sept 

 
Kent

TQ 882 397 

High Halden 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

TQ 995 250 

Brookland/ Ivy Church 

Aventis 

July-Sept 

 
 

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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