Crop Biotech Update

Australian OGTR Approves Field Trials of GM Cotton

September 9, 2015

Australia's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) issues a license for GM cotton DIR 136, authorizing its limited and controlled release (field trial). The field trial will be conducted from October 2016 to May 2019 in New South Wales to evaluate the agronomic performance and fiber quality of the GM cotton variety under Australian field conditions. The maximum planting area of the field trial is 1 hectare per year. The GM cotton was developed by CSIRO.

Read the announcement from OGTR for more details.