Monsanto Australia Limited
Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)
Insect resistance and herbicide tolerance
This licence allows Monsanto Australia Limited to conduct a limited and controlled release of cotton genetically modified for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance. The GM cottons permitted for release contain an inserted gene for protection against certain bugs, aphids and thrips that are insect pests of cotton. Combinations of this GM cotton with certain previously authorised insect resistant and/or herbicide tolerant cottons are also permitted for release.
Licence conditions include provisions for secure transport and storage of the GM plant materials, restricting pollen flow to other cotton crops, and monitoring each release site for at least 12 months after final harvest, during which time any cotton plants found must be destroyed. The purpose of the field trial is to assess the agronomic performance and pest resistance of the GM cottons under field conditions and to develop the GM cottons and produce seed for future releases, subject to further regulatory approvals.
The risk analysis for this application was carried out in accordance with the Regulator’s Risk Analysis Framework.
Please see our factsheet for more information on GM cotton in Australia.
You can find out more about cotton 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.