Highlands County

Location

Country: 
USA
US state: 
Florida
County, region, province etc.: 
Highlands County

Description

"This location was previously used for managed production of citrus for at least 15 years. The planting area at this location had been used for field trials of transgenic Eucalyptus for more than 6 years. Site preparation involved herbicide application, plowing, and planting of trees in flat beds. Areas surrounding the test site consist of less than 5 year-old second-growth pine and hardwood with mixed grasses." (APHIS 2010)
"The existing field trial of transgenic Eucalyptus clone EH1 at this location was planted on approximately 1.4 acres of test plot under Notification 07-145-102n and has been allowed to flower under permit 08-151-101r. It will be transferred to permit 08-014-101rm where it would be allowed to continue to flower." (APHIS 2009)
"Field trials of 1.4 acres of some of EH1 translines are being grown under issued permit # 08-151-101r under which these trees are allowed to flower. These trees are now entering their fifth growing season. An additional 2.3 acres of tests of different lines with the same EH1 hybrid are being grown under permits 08-039-102rm (2.0 acres) and 09-070-101rm (0.3 acres).
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." (APHIS 2010)