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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Engineered Plants in the Environment.
Author Watrud, L. S. ; Metz, S. G. ; Fischhoff, D. A. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Hybritech Seed International, St. Louis, MO. Wheat Div. ;Monsanto Co., St. Louis, MO. Plant Sciences Div.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/217;
Stock Number PB93-234532
Additional Subjects Agrobacterium ; Farm crops ; Genetic engineering ; Plant ecology ; Hybridization ; Improvement ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Weeds ; Fungi ; Insecticides ; Fertilizers ; Bacteria ; Disturbances ; Biotechnology ; Coatings ; Deoxyribanucleic acids ; Risk assessment ; Particle gun technology
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-234532 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/22/1993
Collation 49p
Most of the world's major staple food crops - barley, corn, potatoes, rice, soybeans and wheat - have been intentionally and successfully introduced into geographies, climates and habitats diverse from their centers of origin. Despite wide-scale geographic introductions and subsequent breeding to increase productivity, disease resistance, insect resistance and other desired trait, only a few agronomic introductions of food or feed crops have resulted in localized ecological disturbances. Explanations offered for the limited natural spread of introduced crops per se, include: requirements for high inputs of fertilizer and water, poor competition with weeds and native vegetation, or absence of weedy relatives in the areas in which the crops are grown. The report investigates the efficacy of the technology.