Saint Landry's Parish


US state: 
experimental agricultural farm for more than 25 years


"This location has been an experimental agricultural farm for more than 25 years, used for conducting research experiments with soybean, cotton and wheat. Site preparation involved herbicide application, subsoiling and planting of trees in flat beds. The areas surrounding the test site consist of agricultural fields of rice, sugarcane and millet.
Up to 8,000 containerized trees, inc luding non-transgenic trees could be transferred to this field test site and planted in field plots of up to 11.7 acres over the next three years. Field trials of the same clone (EH1) were planted at this site on approximately 1.9 acres under Permit #08-039-102rm. All tests except 0.2 acres were subsequently terminated. The remaining 0.2 acres would be transferred to permit # 08-011-106rm to allow flowering." (APHIS 2010)