GM test sites
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Release sites in the UK

For the latest up-to-date GM test site list please go to
http://www.geneticsaction.org.uk/testsites/


Below is an old list of all GE releases into the "UK" environment for summer 2000

Grid Ref
Grid references, four number refs will be updated to six number refs when information is available

Farm Address
Grouped by county from North to South. Addresses of farms hosting test sites are no longer made public, only the parish names are supplied. However, we have been able to work out most addresses because GMO�s have been tested at these farms in previous years. Sites where farms addresses are unknown are marked with a "?" and parish name is given. (note: Farms that are research facilities such as SAC, NIAB, IACR, PBI and Headley Hall have multiple test plots of non-GE crops).
Company

Aventis= formerly known as AgrEvo. AgrEvo�s German parent company Hoescht have merged with Rhone-Poulenc to create Aventis.
Advanta= Seed company owned by Astra-Zeneca
Adv. Tech= Advanced Technologies, based in Cambridge
SAC
= Scottish Agricultural College
NIAB= National Institute of Agricultural Botany
IACR= Institute of Arable Crop Research
IVEM= Oxford University�s Institute of Virology & Environmental Microbiology.
GMO Ref
quote this reference when in communication with the government�s Biotech Unit; there is a dossier of information available on each of these tests from them.
Crop
WOSR
= Winter oil seed rape, SOSR= Spring oil seed rape, S Beet= Sugar Beet, F Beet= Fodder Beet, F Maize= Fodder Maize, S Wheat= Spring Wheat.

Area
Maximum area of test crop in hectares.
* = National Seed List tests
** =government sponsored "Farm Scale Trials", all are the split field design, half the field is GE and half is a non-GE, and there is a non-GE border crop. Except where stated, these are up to 10 hectares in size, more exact areas may be available soon.
Traits
RR= "Roundup Ready" Resistant to Monsanto�s patented broad-spectrum herbicide, active ingredient glyphosate.
LL= "Liberty Link" Resistant to Aventis� patented broad-spectrum herbicide glufosinate ammonium, sold as Liberty.
SL= Aventis� patented system for producing oil seed rape hybrids by using genetically engineered male sterility.
SP= Astra-Zeneca�s "switchable promoter" allows genes to be switched on and off, dubbed Traitor Technology.
SFR=Swichable fungal resistance genes, an application of Traitor Technology
AB= Tests definitely known to contain antibiotic resistance marker genes.
AS= Altered starch and sugar content.
AP= Altered proteins.
RA
= Resistant to Asulam herbicide.
NR= Resistance to nematodes, microscopic soil creatures.
CM= Cauliflower Mosiac Virus (CamV) used as a vector in GE process.
PS= Oil seed rape engineered to have reduced pod shatter.
BV= This organism is a GE baculovirus, an insect attacking virus made more deadly, tested for use as an insecticide (sprayed on plants).
Status
Destroyed= Test site destroyed by public
Damaged= Test site damaged by public


Grid Ref Farm Address Company GMO Ref Crop Area Sown Harvest Traits Status
  ABERDEENSHIRE                
NJ 745 298 Craig Hall Farm, Daviot Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL Damaged
NJ 871 105 MacRobert Farm, Bucksburn SAC 97/R14/7 SOSR 0.001     LA  
NJ 907 229 SAC, Tillycothrie Farm, Udny NIAB 98/R20/2 S/W0SR 10 rotation rotation LLor RR  
NJ 908 235 SAC, Tillycothrie Farm, Udny Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR * 0.04 Win99   LL SL  
  ANGUS                
NO 348 325 ? Liff SAC 00/R23/7 Potatoes 0.2 apr oct AS, AB  
  MIDLOTHIAN                
NT 246 651 Boghall farm, Biggar Rd,Hillend Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR 0.04 Win99   LL SL  
  CUMBRIA                
NX 964 141 Wellington Farm, Sandwith Newton Monsanto 99/R22/17 F Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
  YORKSHIRE                
SE 44 41 Headley Hall, Tadcaster Aventis 97/R19/13 S Beet 0.5 mar-apr oct-dec LL AB CM  
SE 44 41 Headley Hall, Tadcaster Novartis 99/R21/6 S Beet 0.03 mar-may jul-sep RR  
SE 438 414 Headley Hall, Tadcaster Leeds uni 98/R31 /1 Potatoes 0.1 apr oct NR  
SE 446 426 Headley Hall, Tadcaster Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
SE 44 41 Headley Hall, Tadcaster Aventis 00/R33 /2 S Beet *1       LL AB  
SE 442 409 Headley Hall, Tadcaster Aventis none F Maize **      LL AB CM 60% Damaged
SE 44 41 Headley Hall, Tadcaster Advanta 00/R13/10 S Beet *1.5  feb-jun  sep.dec  LL   
SE 632 038 ? Armthorpe Monsanto 99/R22/17 F Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
SE 649 841 Beadlam Grange, nr. Helmsley Monsanto 99/R22/17 F Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
NZ 137 115 Hutton Fields, Hutton Magna Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL Damaged
NZ 13 10 Hutton Fields, Hutton Magna Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR 0.04 winter 99   LL SL Destroyed
  HUMBERSIDE                
TA 265 382 Grange Farm, East Newton Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL  
TA 265 382 Grange Farm, East Newton Aventis none Fmaize **     LL AB CM  
  NOTTINGHAMSHIRE                
SK 589 700 ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR 1.6 Win99   LL SL Destroyed
SK 59 71 ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale Novartis 99/R21/6 S Beet 0.03 mar-may jul-sep RR  
SK 596 695 ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL  
SK 599 706 ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale Monsanto 99/R22/17 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
SK 727 443 Home Farm, Screveton Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR 0.05 Win99   LL SL Destroyed
  LINCOLNSHIRE                
SK 966 587 Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR * 0.04 Win99   LL SL  
SK 959 592 Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL  
SK 971 586 Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe Aventis none Fmaize **     LL AB CM  
SK 95 58 Advanta Seeds,Boothby Graffoe Advanta 00/R13/10 S Beet *1.5  feb-jun  sep.dec  LL   
TF 23 73 Barr Farm, Edlington Aventis 97/R19/13 S Beet 0.5 mar-apr oct-dec LL AB CM  
TF 23 73 Barr Farm, Edlington Novartis 99/R21/6 S Beet 0.03 mar-may jul-sep RR Destroyed
TF 23 73 Barr Farm, Edlington Aventis 00/R33/2 S Beet  *1     LL AB  
TF 23 73 Barr Farm, Edlington Advanta 00/R13/10 S Beet *1.5  feb-jun  sep.dec  LL   
TF 45 15 Monmouth House, Long Sutton Aventis 97/R19/13 S Beet 0.5 mar-apr oct-dec LL AB CM  
TF 45 15 Monmouth House, Long Sutton Novartis 99/R21/6 S Beet 0.03 mar-may jul-sep RR Destroyed
TF 45 15 Monmouth House, Long Sutton Aventis 00/R33/2 S Beet  *1      LL AB  
TF 45 15 Monmouth House, Long Sutton Advanta 00/R13/10 S Beet *1.5  feb-jun  sep.dec  LL   
SK 979 907 Home Farm, Spittal in the Street Aventis none Fmaize **     LL AB CM  
SK 972 903 Home Farm, Spittal in the Street Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR ** 10 Win99   LL SL  
TA 253 024 Dalby Farms Ltd.,Brigsley Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR * 0.04 Win99   LL SL Destroyed
TF 196 968 The Old Rectory, Croxby Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR ** 10 Win99   LL SL  
TF 225 878 Wickham Hall, Burgh on Bain Monsanto 99/R22/17 F Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
SK 966 452 Heath Farm, Sudbrook Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TF 347 121 ? Gedney Hill Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TA 012 006 ? North Kelsey Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL  
  CHESHIRE                
SJ 619 473 ? Aston Aventis none FMaize **     LL AB CM  
  FLINTSHIRE, NORTH WALES                
SJ 356 692 ? Sealand Aventis none FMaize **     LL AB CM 60% Damaged
  SHROPSHIRE                
SJ 65 13 Eyton House Farm, Eyton Aventis 97/R19/13 S Beet 0.5 mar-apr oct-dec LL AB CM  
SJ 65 13 Eyton House Farm, Eyton Novartis 99/R21/6 S Beet 0.03 mar-may jul-sep RR  
SJ 65 13 Eyton House Farm, Eyton Aventis 00/R33/2 S Beet  *1      LL AB   
SJ 65 13 Eyton House Farm, Eyton Advanta 00/R13/10 S Beet *1.5  feb-jun  sep.dec  LL   
SJ 770 018 ? Beckbury Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
SJ 574 384 ? Ash Parva Monsanto 99/R22/17 F Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
SJ 570 384 ? Prees Heath Aventis none FMaize **     LL AB CM  
  WORCESTERSHIRE                
SP 051 360 Laverton Meadows, nr Broadway Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR * 0.04 Win99   LL SL  
SP 069 360 East Lodge Fm, Stanton, Broadway Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL  
SO 887 752 Wade Hamet Farm, Chaddersley Corbett Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
  HEREFORDSHIRE                
SO 566 475 ? Preston Wynne Aventis none FMaize **     LL AB CM 15% Damaged
SO 560 481 ? Preston Wynne Monsanto 99/R22/17 F Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
  WARWICKSHIRE                
SP 241 486 Tithe Farm, Alderminster Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL  
  GLOUCESTERSHIRE                
SP 154 403 Wolds End Farm, Aston Rd, Chipping Camden Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL 75% Damaged
SO 675 313 Stone House Farm, Kempley Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL 50%+ Damaged
SO 859 226 ? Down Hatherley Monsanto 99/R22/17 F Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
  OXFORDSHIRE                
SP 42 00 Hills Nurseries, Appleton Aventis 97/R19/13 S Beet 2 X 0.5 mar-apr oct-dec LL AB CM  
SP 42 00 Hills Nurseries, Appleton Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR 2 tests may jul-sep LL SL  
SP 42 00
SP 43 00
Hills Nurseries, Appleton Aventis 00/R33/2 S Beet *1     LL AB  
SP47170884 University Farm, Wytham IVEM 98/R3/5 VIRUS* 0.02 Spring Autumn BV  
  CAMBRIDGESHIRE                
TL 432 620 NIAB, Huntingdon Road Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR * 0.04 winter 99   LL SL Damaged
TL 431 620 NIAB, Huntingdon Road Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR * 0.04 winter 99   LL SL Destroyed
TL 43 62 NIAB, Huntingdon Road Aventis 97/R19/13 S Beet 0.5 mar-apr oct-dec LL AB CM  
TL 43 62 NIAB, Huntingdon Road Aventis 00/R33/2 S Beet  *1     LL AB   
TL 43 61 NIAB, Huntingdon Road Monsanto 99/R22/18 F Beet * 2 feb jan-01 RR  
TL 432 615 NIAB, Huntingdon Road NIAB 98/R20/2 WOSR 10 rotation rotation LL or RR  
TL 438 608 NIAB, Huntingdon Road NIAB 98/R20/2 WOSR 10 rotation rotation LL or RR  
TL 433 630 NIAB, Huntingdon Road NIAB 00/R20/4 Potatoes 0.001 apr dec NR AS AB  
TL 43 62 NIAB, Huntingdon Road Novartis 99/R21/6 S Beet 0.03 mar-may jul-sep RR  
TL 437 577 NIAB, Huntingdon Road Adv Tech 00/R4/9 Potatoes 0.4 apr nov AS  
TL 43 62 NIAB, Huntingdon Road Advanta 00/R13/10 S Beet *1.5  feb-jun  sep.dec  LL   
TL 430 530 Monsanto, PBI, Maris Lane Monsanto 98/R22/12 S Beet 2 mar-may sep-jan RR  
TL 439 547 Monsanto, PBI, Maris Lane Monsanto 99/R22/17 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TL 525 48 Grange Farm, Great Abington (Abingdon?) Novartis 99/R21/6 S Beet 0.03 mar-may jul-sep RR Destroyed
TL 313 859 Worlick Farm, Ramsey IACR 99/R32/1 S/Fbeet 2 Oct-99 feb-apr RR  
TL 308 892 Worlick Farm, Ramsey Monsanto 98/R22/12 S Beet 2 mar-may sep-jan RR  
TL 255 781 Svalof Wiebull, Abbots Ripton Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR * 0.04 winter 99   LL SL Destroyed
TL 221 773 Svalof Wiebull, Abbots Ripton Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TF 074 009 Sacrewell Lodge fm,Thornhaugh Biogemma 99/R5/15 SOSR 0.005 jan-mar jul-sep PS  
TF 074 009 Sacrewell Lodge fm,Thornhaugh Biogemma 99/R5/16 Wheat 0.03 mar-may jul-sep AP RA Destroyed
TL 603 957 Further Fen Farm, Southery IACR 99/R32/1 S/Fbeet 2 Oct-99 feb-apr RR  
TL 448 484 New Farm, Whittlesford Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR * 0.04 Win99   LL SL Destroyed
TL 46 51 ? Little Shelford Aventis 97/R19/13 S Beet 2 X 0.5 mar-apr oct-dec LL AB CM  
TL 46 51 ? Little Shelford Aventis 97/R19/18 SOSR mar-apr oct-dec LL SL 85% Damaged

TL 46 50
TL 46 51

? Little Shelford Aventis 00/R33/2 S Beet *1     LL AB  
TL 318 907 Ramsey Mereside, Benwick Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
  NORFOLK                
TG 065 001 Morley Research Centre, Morley NIAB 98/R20/2 WOSR 10 rotation rotation LL or RR  
TM 04 97 Morley Research Centre, Morley Aventis 00/R33/2 S Beet  2 tests     LL AB  Destroyed?
TM 062 996 Morley Research Centre, Morley IACR 99/R32/1 S/F beet 2 Oct-99 feb-apr RR Destroyed?
TM 04 97 Morley Research Centre, Morley Novartis 99/R21/6 S Beet 0.03 mar-may jul-sep RR Destroyed?

TM 04 97

Morley Research Centre, Morley Aventis 97/R19/13 S Beet 2 X 0.5 mar-apr oct-dec LL AB CM Destroyed?
TM 04 97 Morley Research Centre, Morley Advanta 00/R13/10 S Beet *1.5  feb-jun  sep.dec  LL  Destroyed?
TG 065 002 Morley Research Centre, Morley IACR 98/R20/3 S Beet 5 mar dec LL or RR AB Destroyed?
TF 932 238 Church Farm, Horningtoft Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TF 932 243 Church Farm, Horningtoft Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL  
TF 946 087 Manor Farm, East Bradenham Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TM 100 879 Lodge Farm, Park Road, Winfarthing, Diss Aventis none FMaize **     LL AB CM  
TL 964 965 Crabbe Hall Farm, Burnham M Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TF 837 404 Breckles Grange Farming Co. Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TM 128 828 Chesnut Tree Fm, Heywood, Diss Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TF 852 239 Raynham Farming Company, West Raynham Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TF 851 240 Raynham Farming Company, West Raynham Monsanto 98/R22/12 S Beet 2 mar-may sep-jan RR Destroyed
  SUFFOLK                
TL 75 65 IACR, Brooms Barn, Aventis 97/R19/13 S Beet 0.5 mar-apr oct-dec LL AB CM  
TL 755 658 IACR, Brooms Barn, NIAB 98/R20/2 WOSR 10 rotation rotation LL or RR  
TL 755 658 IACR, Brooms Barn, IACR 98/R20/3 S Beet 5 mar dec LL or RR AB  
TL 755 654 IACR, Brooms Barn, Monsanto 98/R22/12 S Beet 2 mar-may sep-jan RR  
TL 755 655 IACR, Brooms Barn, IACR 99/R32/1 S/F beet 2 Oct-99 feb-apr RR  
TL 75 65 IACR, Brooms Barn, Aventis 00/R33/2 S beet *1     LL AB  
TM 118 710 Hall Farm, Stoke Ash Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR 0.12 Win99   LL SL Destroyed
TL 964 785 Hall Farm, Coney Weston Monsanto 99/R22/16 S Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TL 986 424 West Sampson Hall, Kersey Monsanto 99/R22/17 F Beet **2-10 Spring Winter RR  
TL 658 802 ? Kenny Hill Monsanto 98/R22/12 S Beet 2 mar-may sep-jan RR Destroyed
  HERTFORDSHIRE                
TL 069 118 Wood Farm, Piccots End Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR   Win99   LL SL Destroyed
TL 067 117 Wood Farm, Piccots End Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR ** Win99   LL SL Damaged
TL 068 115 Wood Farm, Piccots End Aventis 98/R19/18 SOSR ** mar-may aug-oct LL SL 75% Damaged
TL 388 435 Summerhouse Farm, Melbourn Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR   Win99   LL SL  
TL 38 43 Summerhouse Farm, Melbourn Aventis 00/R33/1 SOSR 2 mar-apr jul-sep LL SL  
TL 105 132 IACR Rothamstead, Harpenden NIAB 98/R20/2 WOSR 10 rotation rotation Ll or RR  
TL 118 130 IACR Rothamstead, Harpenden Aventis none FMaize **     LL AB CM Destroyed
TL 122 131 IACR Rothamstead, Harpenden Biogemma 99/R5/16 SOSR 0.005 jan-mar jul-sep PS  
TL 422 234 Tilekiln Farm, Albury Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR * 0.04 Win99   LL SL Destroyed
TL 431 391 Chisil Orchard Fm, Great Chisil Aventis 98/R19/18 WOSR 0.15 Win99   LL SL Destroyed
  BERKSHIRE                
SU 877 738 Jealotts Hill Research station Astra-Zeneca 00/R1/11 Potatoes 0.4 apr nov SFR  
SU 874 738 Jealotts Hill Research station Astra-Zeneca 00/R1/12 Potatoes 0.1 may nov SP ABR  
  ESSEX                
TM 051 224 ? Wivenhoe Aventis none FMaize **     LL AB CM Damaged
  SOMERSET                
ST 538 696 IACR Long Ashton Research Station Biogemma 99/R5/16 SOSR 0.005 jan-mar jul-sep PS  
  DORSET                
ST 587 164 Toll House Dairy, Over Compton Aventis none F Maize **     LL AB CM 15% Damaged