Summary of Submissions and Field Trials of Plants with Novel Traits (PNTs) Proceeding under the Seeds Act, 2017

Table 1: Summary of approved submissions and number of approved field trials that have been planted in 2017. Please note that not all approved submissions have trials planted after authorization.
Year Number of submissions Number of field trials
2017 50 137
Table 2: Number of field trials per province categorized by crop species. Only trials that have been both authorized and planted are shown (including those terminated early) and do not include those that were authorized and terminated before planting.
Crop Nfld PEI NS NB QC ON MB SK AB BC
Brown Mustard 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 0
Camelina 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0
Canola 0 0 0 0 1 1 16 37 14 0
Corn 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Poplar 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Poppy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Potato 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Wheat 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 43 0 0
Total 0 2 0 0 1 3 36 88 17 0
Table 3: Summary of 2017 field trials' breeding objectives. Data includes only trials that were both authorized and planted (trials terminated early are also included).
Crop Brown Mustard Camelina Canola Corn Poplar Poppy Potato Wheat
Latin name Brassica
juncea
Camelina
sativa
Brassica
napus
Zea mays Populus
spp
Papaver
somniferum
Solanum
tuberosum
Triticum
aestivum
Total Trials 9 8 69 1 1 1 4 54
Herbicide toleranceTable Note 1 9 1 66 1 0 0 0 39
Yield increase 0 6 15 0 0 0 0 32
Modified oil composition 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
Stress tolerance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fungal resistance 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
Pharmaceutical 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Male sterility 9 0 16 0 0 0 0 0
Modified protein or amino acid content 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Modified carbohydrate content 0 0 10 0 0 0 4 0
Modified secondary metabolites 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Altered maturity or growth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Selectable marker (incl. antibiotic resistance) 0 7 29 1 1 1 2 11
Genetic research 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Table Notes

Table Note 1

Please note that the herbicide tolerance trait may be used as a selectable marker and not as a breeding objective

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