Farm scale evaluations of herbicide tolerant genetically modified crops

Data were collected for 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. The Farm Scale Evaluations (FSEs) were 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, ITE (now the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEH), the Institute of Arable Crop Research (now Rothamstead Research, IACR) and the Scottish Crop Research Institute,SCRI. Data were collected for 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.

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Other useful information regarding this data collection:

Bohan, D. A., Boffey, C. W. ., Brooks, D. R., Clark, S. J., Dewar, A. M., Firbank, L. G., … Champion, G. T. (2005). Effects on weed and invertebrate abundance and diversity of herbicide management in genetically modified herbicide-tolerant winter-sown oilseed rape. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 272(1562), 463–474.
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.