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DIR 186

Limited and controlled release of wheat and barley genetically modified for yield enhancement and improved abiotic stress tolerance

Licence details

Licence number:
DIR 186
Licence status:
Current
Category:
Agricultural
Release:
Limited and controlled
Organisation:

The University of Adelaide

Parent organism:

Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

Modified trait:

Yield enhancement, Abiotic stress tolerance, Selectable markers

Licence issue date:
Description:

This licence authorises The University of Adelaide to conduct a field trial of genetically modified (GM) wheat and barley genetically modified for yield enhancement and improved abiotic stress tolerance.

The GM wheat and barley may be grown at one site with a maximum area of 2 ha per year. The field site is in Light Regional Council in South Australia. The GM wheat and barley may be grown from April 2022 to January 2027.

The aim of the field trial is to gather research and regulatory data under field conditions. The GM wheat and barley grown in the field trial will not be used in human food or animal feed.

The RARMP concluded that the field trial poses negligible risks to people or the environment. However, as this is a field trial under limited and controlled conditions, licence conditions have been imposed that restrict when and where the trial can take place, limit the size of the trial, and limit the GM wheat and barley from spreading outside the trial. For example, there are conditions to isolate trial sites from other wheat and barley, to securely transport and store the GM wheat and barley, and to inspect the sites at the end of the trial to check that the GM wheat and barley is destroyed. Full details of these control measures are in the licence.

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 wheat trials.

You can find out more about wheat and barley and how it is farmed in Australia in our biology documents for these plants.

Date application received:
RARMP open for public consultation:
RARMP closed 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.

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Trial site listing

Status Crop status updated Date planted GPS coordinates Local government area Trial site area (ha) Trial site number Trial site state
Current -34.544287 138.834679,-34.544269 138.834878,-34.544491 138.834704,-34.544460 138.834912
Light Regional Council 0.0378 1 SA