Agrow is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


More NZ tests for herbicide-tolerant pines

The New Zealand Forest Research Institute (FRI - trading as Scion) has applied to the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) to field test genetically modified herbicide-tolerant pine trees. The trees have also been modified with various output traits such as wood density and stability. The trials would be conducted in collaboration with ArborGen Australia at a 4 ha site in Rotorua. They are scheduled to run for 25 years, but each tree would only be grown for eight years. The application is open to public comment until October 6th. The FRI received ERMA approval to field test herbicide-tolerant pines in 2000 ( Agrow No 368, p 24).



What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts