Gadsden County

Location

Country: 
USA
US state: 
Florida
County, region, province etc.: 
Gadsden County
Details: 
two sites on an agricultural research station

Description

"Gadsden County Florida Site 1:
This location has been used as an agricultural research station for more than 10 years for conducting research experiments on agricultural crops. Standard silvicultural practices were used for site preparation, including herbicide application, plowing and planting of trees in raised or flat beds. The areas surrounding the test site consist of mixed pine-hardwood forests and pine plantations as well as research plantings of agricultural and horticultural crops. There is an experimental plot of non-transgenic Eucalyptus species including E. grandis, E. amplifolia, and E. camaldulensis at least 1000 meters away from the transgenic test location.
Up to 8,000 containerized trees, including non-transgenic trees, could be transferred to this site and planted in field test plots of up to 10 acres over the next three years. A field trial of the same clone (EH1) was planted at this site on approximately 0.2 acres under permit # 08-039-102rm. This trial would be transferred to permit # 08-014-101rm to allow flowering.
Gadsden County Florida Site 2:
This location has been an agricultural research station for more than 10 years. The field has been fallow for approximately seven years. Standard silvicultural practices will be used for
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site preparation, including herbicide application, plowing and planting of trees in raised or flat beds. The areas surrounding the test site consist of mixed pine-hardwood forests and pine plantations, as well as research plantings of agricultural and horticultural crops. Up to 12,000 containerized trees, including non-transgenic trees, could be transferred to this site and planted in field test plots of up to 15 acres over the next three years." (APHIS 2010)