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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: Farm Address | Company | Area | Sown | Traits

Show columns: Grid Ref | Gmo Ref | Crop | Harvest | Status

 

Farm Address

Company

Area

Sown

Traits

 
Aberdeenshire

Daviot 

Aventis 

**6 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL 

Udny Station 

Aventis 

*400m2 

Aug-Oct 

LL SL 

Tillycorthie 

SAC 

0.0012ha 

Oct-Nov 

HL AB 

 
Fife

Newport-on-Tay 

Aventis 

**11 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL 

 
Durham

Oakenshaw 

Aventis 

**5 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

 
City of Sunderland

Near Burdon village 

Aventis 

**11 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

 
North Yorkshire

Sand Hutton 

Aventis 

*400m2 

Aug-Oct 

LL SL 

 
West Yorkshire

Bramham 

Aventis 

*400m2 

Aug-Oct 

LL SL 

 
East Riding of Yorkshire

Kilpin 

Aventis 

**7 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

Nunburnholme 

Aventis 

**8 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

Nafferton 

Aventis 

**<15 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

Harpham 

Aventis 

**6 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

 
Warrington

Lymm 

Aventis 

**5 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL 

 
Lincolnshire

Thorganby 

Aventis 

**11 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL 

Thorganby 

Aventis 

*400m2 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL 

Thorganby 

Aventis 

4 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL 

Ludford, East Wykeham & Ludford Magna 

Aventis 

**11 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL 

 
Nottinghamshire

Meden Vale 

Aventis 

*400m2 

Aug-Oct 

LL SL 

 
Cambridgeshire

Melbourn 

Aventis 

*400m2 

Aug-Oct 

LL SL 

Ramsey 

Syngenta 

0.3-1ha 

Feb 

RR 

Thornhaugh 

ATC 

1000 m2 

Mar 

AS 

 
Hertfordshire

Harpenden (Rothamstead) 

IACR 

approx 52m2 

Mar-May 

AS  

Harpenden (Rothamstead) 

IACR 

48m2 gm and 32m2 non-GM 

Mar-May 

AP 

 
Shropshire

Hordley 

Aventis 

**9 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

 
Herefordshire

Felton 

Aventis 

*400m2 

Aug-Oct 

LL SL 

 
Warwickshire

Stratford upon Avon 

Aventis 

**6 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

 
Worcestershire

Stone 

Syngenta 

0.3-1ha 

Feb 

RR 

 
Oxfordshire

Hinton Waldrist 

Aventis 

**4 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

Shellingford 

Aventis 

*400m2 

Aug-Oct 

LL SL 

 
Berkshire

Bracknell (Jealotts Hill) 

Syngenta 

20x25m +5m border 

Feb 

FR 

 
Dorset

Bincombe 

Aventis 

**5 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

 
Hertfordshire

Great Gaddesden 

Aventis 

**7 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

Piccotts End 

Aventis 

*400m2 

Aug-Oct 

LL SL 

 
Norfolk

Great Moulton 

Aventis 

**8 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

Banham 

Aventis 

*400m2 

Aug-Oct 

LL SL 

Banham 

Syngenta 

0.3-1ha 

Feb 

RR 

Raynham 

Syngenta 

0.3-1ha 

Feb 

RR 

Bradenham 

Syngenta 

0.3-1ha 

Feb 

RR 

Colney 

John Innes 

2x2m2 inside 40x15m polytunnel (no80) 

Apr-May 

DT 

Cloney 

John Innes 

30m2 

Feb 

AS 

 
Kent

High Halden 

Aventis 

**7 ha 

Aug-Sept 

LL SL  

Brookland/ Ivy Church 

Aventis 

**11 ha 

Aug-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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