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  • 2018 Overview of Global GMO Development   2019-03-18

    In the 22nd year of commercialization of GM crops in 2017, 24 countries grew 189.8 million hectares of GM crops – an increase of 4.7 million hectares (11.6 million acres) from 185.1 million hectares in 2016. Except for the 2015 adoption, this forms the 21st series of increases every single year. In 2018, there were 87 GMO approvals all over the world, which cover 70 varieties, nine of which are new crop varieties (Table 1) being safflower (two varieties), potato (one variety), soybean (three varieties), cotton (two varieties) and canola (one variety), respectively.

    In the 22nd year of commercialization of GM crops in 2017, 24 countries grew 189.8 million hectares of GM crops – an increase of 4.7 million hectares (11.6 million acres) from 185.1 million hectares in 2016. Except for the 2015 adoption, this forms the 21st series of increases every single year. In 2018, there were 87 GMO approvals all over the world, which cover 70 varieties, nine of which are new crop varieties (Table 1) being safflower (two varieties), potato (one variety), soybean (three varieties), cotton (two varieties) and canola (one variety), respectively.

  • Seed Industry in Europe: Dialogue with Syngenta, KWS and ESA   2018-11-06

    AgroPages invited Syngenta and KWS to introduce their performance in Europe and also share their ideas on Europe seed market. Besides, we also invited European Seed Association to discuss its opinion on ECJ's ruling.

    AgroPages invited Syngenta and KWS to introduce their performance in Europe and also share their ideas on Europe seed market. Besides, we also invited European Seed Association to discuss its opinion on ECJ's ruling.

  • Top 20 Global Seed Companies in 2017   2018-10-12

    In our past seed business publications, we released the Top 10 Global Seed Companies, which was warmly welcomed by readers. In today’s publication, the ranking has been extended to top 20 to include more extensive information on the global seed industry.

    In our past seed business publications, we released the Top 10 Global Seed Companies, which was warmly welcomed by readers. In today’s publication, the ranking has been extended to top 20 to include more extensive information on the global seed industry.

  • 2017 Overview of Global GMO Development   2018-03-14

    In 2016, global GMO planting areas rebounded quickly after the declination in 2015. According to ISAAA, GMO planting areas of 2016 reached 185.1 million hectares, 3 percent up year on year, being roughly 5.40 million hectares. Besides the increase in planting areas, more and more GM crop varieties have been approved and also commercialized.

    In 2016, global GMO planting areas rebounded quickly after the declination in 2015. According to ISAAA, GMO planting areas of 2016 reached 185.1 million hectares, 3 percent up year on year, being roughly 5.40 million hectares. Besides the increase in planting areas, more and more GM crop varieties have been approved and also commercialized.

  • 2017 Summary of Global Seed Industry   2018-03-13

    Acquisition and divestment remained mainstream in the global seed industry of 2017, along with some in-depth restructuring. In the past year, ChemChina completed its acquisition of Syngenta, while the merger between Dows AgroSciences and DuPont was concluded. Bayer CropScience made a breakthrough in its process of acquisition of Monsanto, having passed all the US regulations, and is expected to be closed in the first half of 2018.

    Acquisition and divestment remained mainstream in the global seed industry of 2017, along with some in-depth restructuring. In the past year, ChemChina completed its acquisition of Syngenta, while the merger between Dows AgroSciences and DuPont was concluded. Bayer CropScience made a breakthrough in its process of acquisition of Monsanto, having passed all the US regulations, and is expected to be closed in the first half of 2018.

  • Summary and Analysis of Mergers between Global Seed Companies in 2016 (Update Version)   2017-05-03

    Following a large number of mergers in the past few years, the global seed market is now represented by multinationals such as Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, and Limagrain, who have expanded their businesses all over the world. Among them, Monsanto and DuPont, headquartered in Missouri and Delaware, respectively, in the United States, took 20% and 15% of the world’s total seed market share in 2014, ranking Nos 1 and 2.

    Following a large number of mergers in the past few years, the global seed market is now represented by multinationals such as Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, and Limagrain, who have expanded their businesses all over the world. Among them, Monsanto and DuPont, headquartered in Missouri and Delaware, respectively, in the United States, took 20% and 15% of the world’s total seed market share in 2014, ranking Nos 1 and 2.

  • Review of Global GMOs Hot Issues in 2016   2017-03-06

    In this publication, global GMO hot issues in 2016 are summarized and analyzed by AgroPages.

    In this publication, global GMO hot issues in 2016 are summarized and analyzed by AgroPages.

  • Summary and Analysis of Mergers between Global Seed Companies in 2016   2017-03-01

    Following a large number of mergers in the past few years, the global seed market is now represented by multinationals such as Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, and Limagrain, who have expanded their businesses all over the world. Among them, Monsanto and DuPont, headquartered in Missouri and Delaware, respectively, in the United States, took 20% and 15% of the world’s total seed market share in 2014, ranking Nos 1 and 2.

    Following a large number of mergers in the past few years, the global seed market is now represented by multinationals such as Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, and Limagrain, who have expanded their businesses all over the world. Among them, Monsanto and DuPont, headquartered in Missouri and Delaware, respectively, in the United States, took 20% and 15% of the world’s total seed market share in 2014, ranking Nos 1 and 2.

  • Current breeding technology with the challenge of food insecurity   2016-10-13

    Seeds are the delivery systems for agricultural biotechnology. High quality seed leads to excellent seedling performance in the field, which is the basis of high yield crop production.

    Seeds are the delivery systems for agricultural biotechnology. High quality seed leads to excellent seedling performance in the field, which is the basis of high yield crop production.

  • What is “Biorational Products”?   2016-06-08

    Conception of “Biorational Products” Recently, Sumitomo Chemical announced its annual report of fiscal year 2015. Sales of Sumitomo Chemical’s Health & Crop Sciences division rose by 3.9% compared with the previous fiscal year. The increased income was mainly because sales of agriculture chemicals, biorational crop protection products and methionine rose as expected. The company said, “Biorational products is one of the focuses of Sumitomo’s ‘Accelerate the Launch of Next-Generation Businesses’ plan, the main focused sectors of biorationals business in future are microbial pesticides (core products: DiPel®, XenTari®), plant growth regulators (ProGibb®, Promalin®, ReTain®, ProTone®) and microbial agricultural materials (mycorrhizal fungi).” Meanwhile, Sumitomo Chemical is working to develop crop stress management products which have the effect of boosting crop yields by increasing plant resistance to environmental stress from low and high temperatures and drought, in addition to existing crop protection products which are effective against disease and insect stress.

    Conception of “Biorational Products” Recently, Sumitomo Chemical announced its annual report of fiscal year 2015. Sales of Sumitomo Chemical’s Health & Crop Sciences division rose by 3.9% compared with the previous fiscal year. The increased income was mainly because sales of agriculture chemicals, biorational crop protection products and methionine rose as expected. The company said, “Biorational products is one of the focuses of Sumitomo’s ‘Accelerate the Launch of Next-Generation Businesses’ plan, the main focused sectors of biorationals business in future are microbial pesticides (core products: DiPel®, XenTari®), plant growth regulators (ProGibb®, Promalin®, ReTain®, ProTone®) and microbial agricultural materials (mycorrhizal fungi).” Meanwhile, Sumitomo Chemical is working to develop crop stress management products which have the effect of boosting crop yields by increasing plant resistance to environmental stress from low and high temperatures and drought, in addition to existing crop protection products which are effective against disease and insect stress.

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