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Crop Biotech Update

Australia Eyeing Trial for GM Clover

November 7, 2008

Australia’s Office of the Gene Technology Regulator is assessing an application from the Department of Primary Industries Victoria for a limited and controlled release of one white clover line genetically modified (GM) for resistance to Alfalfa mosaic virus.

Proposed experiments will be done to evaluate the agronomic performance, including seed yield, of the GM white clover line under field conditions. The trial is proposed to take place in New South Wales on a maximum of 633 m2 from 2009-2011.

Read more about the application at  http://www.ogtr.gov.au/internet/ogtr/publishing.nsf/Content/dir089-2008