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Agronomic and environmental implications of the establishment of GM herbicide tolerant problem weeds - CB02043

Description

The project aims to seek to predict the potential impact of herbicide tolerant problem weeds, with particular reference made to weed beet in sugar beet fields and turnip rape in oilseed rape fields. The project will look first at likely agronomic impacts. It will also seek to identify whether an agronomic problem could result in an increased environmental impact through changes in patterns of herbicide. The likely impact will be considered if f gene staking of herbicide tolerant genes occurs. Recommendations will be made regarding best practice to minimise the occurrence and spread of herbicide tolerant weedy relatives, and monitoring measures will be proposed.



Project Documents
• Final Report : Agronomic and environmental implications of the establishment of GM herbicide tolerant problem weeds   (1059k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2005

Cost: £40,123
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Rothamsted Research (BBSRC)
Keywords
Agricultural Land              
Biodiversity              
Environmental Protection              
GM Non-Food              
GM Risk Assessment              
Land              
Weeds              
Fields of Study
Biotechnology and GMOs