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DIR 153

Limited and controlled release of sorghum genetically modified for grain quality traits

Licence details

Licence number:
DIR 153
Licence status:
Current
Category:
Agricultural
Release:
Limited and controlled
Organisation:

University of Queensland

Parent organism:

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)

Modified trait:

Composition - animal nutrition, Yield, Selectable marker - antibiotic

Licence issue date:
Description:

This licence allows the University of Queensland to conduct a limited and controlled release of sorghum genetically modified for grain quality traits. The GM sorghum plants each contain up to two introduced genes or gene fragments derived from sorghum. The genetic modifications lead to increased seed protein content, increased seed protein digestibility, increased seed size and/or a larger number of seeds. A poultry feeding trial may also be conducted to assess nutritional value of the GM sorghum. The GM sorghum would not be used for human food or animal feed other than in the proposed poultry feeding trial.

The purpose of the field trial is to assess the agronomic characteristics, yield and grain quality of the GM sorghum plants under field conditions. Control measures include conditions to minimise dispersal of the GMOs or GM pollen from trial sites, to securely transport and store the GM seed, and to inspect trial sites after completion of the trial to ensure all GM plants are destroyed.

The risk analysis for this application was carried out in accordance with the Regulator’s Risk Analysis Framework.

Date application received:
RARMP open for public consultation:

Documents

Licence decision - notification

Outlines the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence following the assessment of this application.

Licence decision - Q&A

FAQs on the licence application and the Regulator’s decision to issue a licence for this application.

Risk assessment and risk management plan - summary

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.

Risk assessment and risk management plan - full version

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.

Licence conditions

Sets out the licence conditions imposed by the Regulator, including the licence holder’s general and specific obligations and reporting requirements.

Trial site listing

Status Crop status updated Date planted GPS coordinates Local government area Trial site area (ha) Trial site number Trial site state
Signed off 27°32'30.42"S, 152°20'5.26"E,27°32'29.05"S, 152°20'9.36"E,27°32'31.69"S, 152°20'5.79"E,27°32'30.35"S, 152°20'9.87"E Lockyer Valley 0.25 1 QLD
Signed off -27.5611, 151.3336, -27.5610, 151.3335, -27.5612, 151.3344, -27.5611, 151.3343 Toowoomba 0.1 2 QLD
Signed off 27°32'30.42"S, 152°20'5.26"E,27°32'29.05"S, 152°20'9.36"E,27°32'31.69"S, 152°20'5.79"E,27°32'30.35"S, 152°20'9.87"E Lockyer Valley 0.33 3 QLD
Post-harvest monitoring -27.541944 152.331944,-27.542222 152.332222,-27.541389 152.333333,-27.542172 152.333581 Lockyer Valley 0.75 4 QLD
Post-harvest monitoring -27.542064 152.331869,-27.541594 152.333381,-27.542597 152.332119,-27.542172 152.333581 Lockyer Valley 0.1 5 QLD
Post-harvest monitoring -27.541111 152.333056,-27.541389 152.333333,-27.541389 152.3325,-27.541667 152.3325 Lockyer Valley 0.1 6 QLD
Post-harvest monitoring -27.541389 152.3325,-27.541667 152.3325,-27.541389 152.331667,-27.541667 152.331667 Lockyer Valley 0.1 7 QLD