BASF Australia Ltd
Canola (Brassica napus L.)
Herbicide tolerance/Hybrid breeding system
This licence allows BASF Australia Ltd to commence the commercial release of canola genetically modified for herbicide tolerance and a hybrid breeding system. The introduced genes for herbicide tolerance enable the GM canola plants to grow in the presence of glufosinate ammonium and/or glyphosate herbicides. These herbicides could then be used for weed control in the GM canola crop. The GM canola is allowed to be grown in all canola growing areas in Australia, subject to restrictions in some Australian States and Territories for marketing reasons. Commercial canola production occurs mainly in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, with sporadic plantings in Queensland and Tasmania.
The Regulator has not imposed any specific measures to manage risk, as the risk assessment concluded that this release of GM canola poses negligible risk to the health and safety of people or the environment. General conditions have been imposed to ensure that there is ongoing oversight of the release.
The risk analysis for this application was carried out in accordance with the Regulator’s Risk Analysis Framework.
You can find out more about canola and how it is farmed in Australia in our biology document.
Outlines the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence following the assessment of this application.
FAQs on the licence application and the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence for this application.
A summary of the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plan prepared as part of the assessment of this application. It provides a brief description of the licence application, the risk assessment and risk management plan.
The final risk assessment and management plan prepared to support the Regulator's decision. It describes the GMO(s) and proposed work with the GMO(s) and provides an assessment of potential risks posed by the GMO(s). It also includes a summary of submissions received during the public consultation process.