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DIR 203

Limited and controlled release of cotton genetically modified for herbicide tolerance and insect resistance

Licence details

Licence number:
DIR 203
Licence status:
Current
Category:
Agricultural
Release:
Limited and controlled
Organisation:

Monsanto Australia Pty Ltd

Parent organism:

Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

Modified trait:

Herbicide tolerance and insect resistance

Licence issue date:
Description:

This licence allows Monsanto Australia Pty Ltd to grow field trials of cotton genetically modified for herbicide tolerance and insect resistance.

The cottons can be grown at up to 25 sites with a combined total area of 10 ha in 2024, 50 ha per year in 2025-2027 and 100 ha per year in 2028-2029. The field sites can be in Vic, NSW, Qld, WA and NT. The GM cottons may be grown from September 2024 until September 2029.

The aim of the trial is to assess how the GM cottons performs under field conditions. The GM cottons grown in the field trial will not be used in human food or animal feed.

Monsanto Australia Pty Ltd must comply with a range of licence conditions that restrict when and where the trial can take place, limit the size of the trial, and prevent the GM cottons from spreading outside the trial. For example, there are conditions to contain the GM cottons within the trial site, to securely transport and store the GM cottons, and to destroy the GM cottons at the end of the trial.

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 and GM crops in Australia. You can also find more information about cotton and how it is farmed in Australia in our Cotton Biology Document.

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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