1. Find Hot News in Seed China News 1401
Tag: Revenue, net profit, net loss, seed processing equipment, GMO corn, insurance, rapeseed
Summary: Seed China New offers timely update and close follow up of China’s various
kind of seed market dynamics.
Published on the 31 every month, Seed China News is a monthly publication released by
CCM. It offers timely update and close follow up of China’s various kind of seed market dynamics,
analyze the market data and trends. Major columns include market dynamic, company dynamic,
raw material supply, price update, import & export analysis, consumption trend &
Following are headline news of the latest issue of Seed China News:
State Council announces reforms to stimulate seed industry
The State Council of the People's Republic of China (State Council) issued an announcement
titled Opinions on Deepening the Reform of Crop Seed System to Increase Innovation Capability
on its portal. The statement is expected to mature into specific guidelines for the future
development of China's seed industry.
Autumn planting of rapeseed in Anhui in 2013/2014
In 2013/2014, rapeseed growing in Anhui has been influenced by factors both favorable
(improved varieties, abundant rainfall from late August to mid September) and unfavorable
(inadequate protectionist policies, comparatively low mechanization and weak agricultural
Terminal sales: new marketing trend for corn seeds
Corn seed producers have gradually adopted terminal sales, a more streamlined sales channel
that has already become a new marketing trend for corn seeds.
Oversupply of hybrid rice seeds to continue in 2014
Despite a clear decrease in acreage nationally, and lower yields in southern China, the
oversupply of hybrid rice seeds will not be significantly alleviated in 2014. In addition, China's
total rice acreage will likely drop in 2014, on account of farmers' diminished profits and
consequent weak enthusiasm.
2. Key events in China's seed industry in 2013, part 1
This article presents and briefly comments on the first five (out of ten) important events in China's
seed industry in 2013.
Origin reports profit growth in FY2013
Origin's operating profit and net profit rose significantly in the fiscal year of 2013, despite a
decline in revenue.
Five changes in the Examination and Approval Measures for Main Crop Varieties
On 27 Dec. 2013, the MOA officially issued the new edition of Examination And Approval
Measures for Main Crop Varieties, with five major changes from the current edition: examination
items were added, the certification process has been simplified, certification standards have been
raised, exclusion mechanisms were strengthened and the opening of a Green Channel.
Beijing Shenzhou: space mutation breeding to boost agricultural development
Space mutation breeding will certainly enable China's agriculture to develop, since it features
shorter breeding periods, high probability of mutation, ability of improving crop yields, better seed
quality, among other advantages.
Heilongjiang soybean market still depressed in 2013
Throughout the year 2013, Heilongjiang soybean market was almost continuously depressed,
mainly in view of the sluggish soybean demand, the low prices, the continuous losses for
soybean oil refineries, and the continuous decline of the soybean acreage.
Heilongjiang tomato seed market improving
The increasing tomato acreage has underpinned the seed market in Heilongjiang, whilst the
competition is rather intense among different tomato varieties in the local market.
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