The University of Adelaide
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)
Yield enhancement, Abiotic stress tolerance, Selectable markers
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.
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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.