Brief Summary of Field Trials Undertaken

Six years of field trials have been undertaken in this country. The trial data have shown that gene transfer to local flora does not occur and have supported the claim that the herbicide-tolerant soy leads to increased production, decreased herbicide usage, decreased plant damage, and decreased soil erosion through the associated conservation tillage techniques.

Table 1 shows results obtained in comparative trials with four GM soya varieties in three growing areas. In each area the suitable GM soya varieties were compared to the best available conventional variety for that area. These data are the average of results over two growing seasons.

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