Scott, R.J. et al

Farm scale evaluations of herbicide tolerant genetically modified crops - beet

This dataset consists of a range of ecological measurements collected from a set of arable fields, each sown with a combination of genetically modified and conventional beet crops. Measurements include species counts in the following areas: weed seedbank, vegetation in the crop, field edge vegetation, invertebrates. The data were collected as part of the Farm Scale Evaluations (FSEs), a four-year programme of research by independent researchers aimed at studying the effect that the management practices associated with Genetically Modified Herbicide Tolerant (GMHT) crops might have on farmland wildlife, when compared with weed control used with non-GM crops. Data were collected by a consortium of: the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (now the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), the Institute of Arable Crops Research (now Rothamsted Research) and the Scottish Crop Research Institute, SCRI (now the James Hutton Institute). Data were collected for four crops overall (Beet, Maize, Spring-sown Oilseed Rape and Winter-sown oilseed Rape).

Publication date: 2012-02-29

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You must cite: Scott, R.J.; Baker, P.; Bell, D.; Bennett, S.; Birchall, C.; Boffey, C.W.H.; Bohan, D.A.; Brooks, D.R.; Browne, E.L.; Champion, G.T.; Clark, S.J.; Daniels, R.E.; Dewar, A.J.G.; Dewar, A.M.; Fairfax, C.M.; Firbank, L.G.; Garner, B.H.; Haughton, A.J.; Hawes, C.; Haylock, L.A.; Heard, M.S.; Hill, M.O.; Horne, S.L.; Hulmes, S.E.; Mason, N.S.; May, M.J.; Norton, L.R.; Nuttall, P.; Osborne, J.L.; Parish, A.M.; Perry, J.N.; Randle, Z.; Rossall, M.J.; Rothery, P.; Roy, D.B.; Sands, R.J.N.; Singer, E.J.; Skellern, M.P.; Squire, G.R.; Thomas, M.R.; Walker, J.H.; Walker, M.J.; Woiwod, I.P.; Wood, C.M.; Young, M.W. (2012). Farm scale evaluations of herbicide tolerant genetically modified crops - beet. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/86cd1a60-64f1-4087-a9f1-a3d8a9f8f535

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2000-01-01    to    2003-12-31

Supplemental information

This dataset is referenced in:

Champion, G. T., May, M. J., Bennett, S., Brooks, D. R., Clark, S. J., … Thomas, M. R. (2003). Crop management and agronomic context of the Farm Scale Evaluations of genetically modified herbicide–tolerant crops. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 358(1439), 1801–1818.

Provenance & quality

Data were collected by a consortium of: the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, ITE (now the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH), the Institute of Arable Crops Research (now Rothamsted Research, IACR) and the Scottish Crop Research Institute,SCRI. Data were collected for the four crops (Beet, Maize, Spring-sown Oilseed Rape and Winter-sown oilseed Rape) in the following areas: seedbank, vegetation in the crop, field edge vegetation, invertebrates. Strict data entry and storage controls, data management controls and data analysis protocols were in place during the project. Key references: Refer to: The Farm Scale Evaluations of spring-sown genetically modified crops. Papers of a Theme Issue. Philosphical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Vol. 358, Number 1439, 29th November 2003.

Correspondence/contact details

Claire Wood
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Scott, R.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Baker, P.
Rothamsted Research
Bell, D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bennett, S.
Rothamsted Research
Birchall, C.
Rothamsted Research
Boffey, C.W.H.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bohan, D.A.
Rothamsted Research
Brooks, D.R.
Rothamsted Research
Browne, E.L.
Rothamsted Research
Champion, G.T.
Rothamsted Research
Clark, S.J.
Rothamsted Research
Daniels, R.E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dewar, A.J.G.
Rothamsted Research
Dewar, A.M.
Rothamsted Research
Fairfax, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Firbank, L.G.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Garner, B.H.
Rothamsted Research
Haughton, A.J.
Rothamsted Research
Hawes, C.
Scottish Crop Research Institute
Haylock, L.A.
Rothamsted Research
Heard, M.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Hill, M.O.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Horne, S.L.
Rothamsted Research
Hulmes, S.E.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Mason, N.S.
Rothamsted Research
May, M.J.
Rothamsted Research
Norton, L.R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Nuttall, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Osborne, J.L.
Rothamsted Research
Parish, A.M.
Scottish Crop Research Institute
Perry, J.N.
Rothamsted Research
Randle, Z.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rossall, M.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Rothery, P.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Roy, D.B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Sands, R.J.N.
Rothamsted Research
Singer, E.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Skellern, M.P.
Rothamsted Research
Squire, G.R.
Scottish Crop Research Institute
Thomas, M.R.
Central Science Laboratory
Walker, J.H.
Rothamsted Research
Walker, M.J.
Rothamsted Research
Woiwod, I.P.
Rothamsted Research
Wood, C.M.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Young, M.W.
Scottish Crop Research Institute

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Vector
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Biota , Environment , Farming
Keywords
Agriculture agro-ecology,  arable,  biodiversity,  CEH,  crops,  England environmental impact,  functional groups,  genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops,  Great Britain,  IACR,  invertebrates,  ITE,  JHI,  maize,  oilseed rape,  Rothamsted Research,  SCRI,  seedbank,  soil,  sugar beet,  Sustainable Land Management The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology,  The Institute of Arable Crops Research,  The Institute of Terrestrial Ecology,  The James Hutton Institute,  The Scottish Crop Research Institute,  trophic interactions,  vegetation,  weeds
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities