Global Seeds Industry

Mar 16, 2011, 15:27 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Seeds Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Seeds in US$ Million by the following Product Groups/Segments: Grain Seeds, Vegetable Seeds, Oilseeds, Horticulture Seeds (Flower Seeds, & Lawn/Grass Seeds), Fruit Seeds, and Miscellaneous (includes treated seeds, flax seeds, & noxious seeds). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. A seven-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 207 companies including players such as Bayer CropScience AG, KWS SAAT AG, Limagrain, Monsanto Company, Delta and Pine Land Company, LLC, Emergent Genetics, Seminis, Inc., Mycogen Seeds, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Sakata Seed Corporation, The Pickseed Companies Group, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Lantmannen SW Seed AB, Syngenta Crop Protection, Golden Harvest Seeds, Inc., and Garst Seed Company, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

SEEDS MCP-4055

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Grain Seeds 4

Vegetable Seeds 4

Oilseeds 4

Horticulture Seeds 4

Flower Seeds 4

Lawn/Grass Seeds 4

Fruit Seeds 5

Miscellaneous Seeds 5

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW & OUTLOOK 6

Table 1: Global Seeds Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales by Crop Type - Grain Seeds, Vegetable Seeds,

Oilseeds, Horticulture Seeds, Flower Seeds, Lawn/Grass Seeds,

Fruit Seeds, and Miscellaneous Seeds (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 6

Factors Influencing the Seeds Market 6

Global Market Analysis 7

Analysis by Geographic Region 7

Table 2: World Market for Seeds (2007-2015): Geographic

Regions Ranked by Growth - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 7

Analysis by Product Segment 8

Table 3: World Market for Seeds (2007-2015): Product

Group/Segment Ranked by Growth - Grain Seeds, Vegetable

Seeds, Oilseeds, Horticulture Seeds (Flower Seeds, and

Lawn/Grass Seeds), Fruit Seeds, and Miscellaneous Seeds

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 8

Altering Landscape in the Global Agriculture Sector 8

Genetics is the New Mantra 9

Biotech Firms Capitalize on Rising Demand for Grains 9

Rising Competition to Surge Performance of Hybrids 9

Impact of Biotechnology on Seeds Industry: A Review 10

Biotechnology - Paving the Way for Growth 10

Table 4: Global Biotech Seeds Market (2008): Percentage

Breakdown of Value Sales by Trait - Herbicide Tolerant,

Insect Resistant, and Stacked Gene (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 10

GM Crops Could Become the Ultimate Choice 11

Table 5: Global Genetically Modified Seeds Market

(2001-2005): Acreage in Million Hectares (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 11

Table 6: Global Genetically Modified Crop Acreage as

Percentage Share of Total Planted Hectares by Crop Type

(2008): Soybean, Cotton, Corn, and Rapeseed (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 12

Table 7: Worldwide Genetically Modified Seed Acreage (2003):

Percentage Breakdown by Region/Country - USA, Latin America,

Rest of World, and Canada (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 12

Genetically Modified Seeds Replace Crop Protection Chemicals

in Agriculture 12

Transgenic Seeds: US Takes the Lead 12

Table 8: Global Transgenic Crops/Seeds Market by Region

(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales for the

US, Canada, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 13

Table 9: Global Transgenic Crops/Seeds Market by Product

Segment (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Soybean, Corn, Cotton, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 13

Table 10: Global Growth Potential of Transgenic Crops/Seeds

(2007-2015): Product Segments Ranked by Growth - Soybean,

Cotton, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 13

Companies Need to Ward Off Consumer Concerns 14

Oilseed Consumption Growing Rapidly 14

Oilseed Output to Surge Ahead in Response to Rising Consumption 14

Opportunities Galore for Hybrids in Corn 15

Vegetable Seed Industry - An Overview 15

Major Factors Impacting Vegetable Seed Industry 15

Proprietary Seed Demand Increases Rapidly 16

Key Recent Statistics on the Global Seeds Market - A

Perspective Builder 16

Global Seeds Market 16

Table 11: Global Seeds Market (2004): Percentage Share of

Syngenta by Category - Vegetable Seed, Flower Seed, and Seed

Treatment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 16

Table 12: Global Genetically Modified Seeds Market (2004):

Percentage Share of Monsanto in Total Acreage (In Millions)

by Crop Type - Soybean Seed, Maize Seed, Cottonseed, and

Canola Seed (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 17

Table 13: Global Seeds Market (2005): Imports in US$ Million

by Select Country - USA, Mexico, France, Netherlands, Spain,

Germany, Italy, Canada, UK, Belgium, Japan, Poland, Russia,

Greece, and China (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 17

Table 14: Global Agricultural Seeds Market (2005): Imports

in US$ Million by Select Country - USA, France, Germany,

Mexico, Spain, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, UK,

Poland, Japan, Russia, Greece, and Hungary (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 18

Table 15: Global Horticultural Seeds Market (2005): Imports

in US$ Million by Select Country - Netherlands, USA, Spain,

Mexico, Italy, France, Japan, Canada, Germany, Russia,

China, UK, Turkey, Korea, and Poland (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 19

Table 16: Global Seeds Market (2005): Exports in US$ Million

by Select Country - USA, Netherlands, France, Germany,

Canada, Denmark, Italy, Chile, Belgium, Mexico, Hungary,

Japan, Spain, Australia, and Israel (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 20

Table 17: Global Agricultural Seeds Market (2005): Exports

in US$ Million by Select Country - USA, France, Germany,

Canada, Denmark, Chile, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Mexico,

Hungary, Australia, Austria, Spain, and Argentina (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 21

Table 18: Global Horticultural Seeds Market (2005): Exports

in US$ Million by Select Country - Netherlands, USA, France,

Japan, Israel, Italy, Chile, Denmark, Canada, China,

Germany, Spain, Thailand, UK, and Korea (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 22

Global Maize Seeds 23

Table 19: Global Hybrid Maize Seeds Market (2004):

Consumption in '000 Metric Tons by Select Country - USA,

France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Austria, Netherlands,

Japan, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Czech Republic (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 23

Table 20: Global Grain Maize Seeds Market (2004):

Consumption in '000 Metric Tons by Select Country - USA,

France, South Africa, Italy, and Germany (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 23

Table 21: Global Hybrid Maize Seeds Market (2004): Exports

in '000 Metric Tons by Select Country - USA, France, South

Africa, Austria, and Switzerland (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 24

Table 22: Global Grain Maize Seeds Market (2004): Exports in

'000 Metric Tons by Select Country - USA, France, South

Africa, and Switzerland (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 24

Global Oilseeds Market 25

Table 23: Global Oilseeds Market (2000-2007): Area Harvested

in Million Hectares (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 25

Table 24: Global Oilseeds Market (2000-2006): Production in

Million Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 25

Table 25: Global Oilseeds Market (2005/06 & 2006/07):

Production in Million Tons by Country - USA, Brazil, China,

Argentina, India, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 26

Table 26: Global Oilseeds Market (2004/05 & 2005/06):

Production in Million Tons by Crop Type - Soybean Seed,

Rapeseed, Cottonseed, Groundnut (unshelled) Seed, Sunflower

Seed, Palm Kernels, and Copra (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 26

Table 27: Global Oilseeds Market (2003-2006): Imports in

'000 Metric Tons by Select Region/Country - China, EU-27,

Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Turkey, and

Indonesia (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 27

Table 28: Global Oilseeds Market (2003-2006): Imports in

'000 Metric Tons by Crop Type - Soybean Seed, Rapeseed,

Peanut Seed, Sunflower Seed, Cottonseed, Palm Kernel, and

Copra (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 28

Table 29: Global Oilseeds Market (2003-2006): Exports in

'000 Metric Tons by Select Country - USA, Brazil, Argentina,

Canada, Paraguay, China, and Ukraine (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 28

Table 30: Global Oilseeds Market (2003-2006): Exports in

'000 Metric Tons by Crop Type - Soybean Seed, Rapeseed,

Peanut Seed, Sunflower Seed, Cottonseed, Palm Kernel, and

Copra (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 29

Table 31: Global Rapeseed Market (2004): Percentage

Breakdown of Production by Region/Country - EU-25, China,

India, Canada, Japan, Mexico, USA, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 29

Table 32: Global Castor Seeds Market (2000-2005): Production

in '000 Metric Ton (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 30

3. COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS 31

Seed Industry 31

Table 33: Global Seeds Market By Leading Players (2007):

Annual Revenues of Proprietary Seeds In US$ Million for

Monsanto, DuPont-Pioneer, Syngenta, Limagrain, Land O'Lakes,

KWS, Bayer CropScience, DLF Trigolium, Takii and Sakata

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 31

Table 34: Global Biotech Seeds Market by Leading Players

(2006): Market Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Monsanto,

DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow, Delta & Pineland, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 31

Table 35: Global Crop Science Market by Leading Players

(2004): Market Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Bayer,

Syngenta, Monsanto, DuPont, BASF, Dow, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 32

Germplasm: Imperative for Staying Competitive 32

Leading Players in the Global Seeds Market (2002): Market

Leaders by Crop Type - Corn, Oilseeds, Sugar Beet,

Vegetables, and Flowers 32

4. SEEDS - HISTORIC GLOBAL PRODUCTION & TRADE STATISTICS - A

PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 33

World Seed Trade Revolves Around the US and European Union 33

Table 36: Worldwide Seed Trade (2000/01): Percentage

Breakdown by Seed Type - Beans, Beet (Sugar and Forage),

Corn, Flowers, Forage Other, Grain, Grass, Oil/cotton,

Potatoes, Vegetables, and Other Seeds 33

Table 37: Worldwide Seed Exports (2001): Exports in US$

Million by Country - USA, Netherlands, France, Denmark,

Germany, Chile, Canada, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Brazil,

Argentina, Hungary, Australia, Austria, New Zealand, Sweden,

Spain, China, Thailand, Turkey, Mexico, India, Czech

Republic, South Africa, Korea, Israel, Russia, Taiwan,

Guatemala, Kenya, Pakistan, Uruguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa

Rica, Ethiopia, Peru, and Finland (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 34

Horticulture Crops: The Most Traded Seeds Segment 35

Table 38: Worldwide Seeds Exports (2001): Exports in US$

Million by Crop Type - Horticultural Crops, Maize, Herbage

Crops, Potato, Beet, Wheat, and Other Agricultural Crops

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 35

Soybean: The Most Cropped Among Transgenic Varieties 35

Table 39: Worldwide Cultivation of Transgenic Crops

(1996-2001): Acreage in Million Hectares by Crop Type -

Soybean, Maize, Cottonseed, Rapeseed, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 36

Table 40: Worldwide Cultivation of Transgenic Crop/ Trait

Combination (2000): Percentage Breakdown (in Million

Hectares) by Crop and Trait Type - Soybean, Maize,

Cottonseed, Rapeseed, and Others 36

Table 41: Worldwide Transgenic Seeds Market (2001-2005):

Annual Sales in US$ Million by Crop Category - Soybean Seed,

Corn Seed, Cottonseed, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 37

North America Witnesses High Penetration of Genetically

Modified Seeds 37

Table 42: Genetically Modified Seeds Market in North America

(2001 & 2002): Percentage Breakdown by Crop Type - Soybean

Seed, Corn Seed, and Cottonseed (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 37

Oilseeds Market: A Global Perspective 38

Table 43: Worldwide Oilseed Production (1999/00): Percentage

Breakdown by Crop Type - Soybean Seed, Rapeseed, Cottonseed,

Peanut Seed, Sunflower Seed, Palm Kernel, and Copra (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 38

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 39

Germplasm: The Determinant of Seed Quality 39

Usage of Germplasm: An Entry Barrier to the Seed Industry 39

Improving Seed Characteristics 39

Hybrids 39

Varietals 40

Seeds and Agricultural Biotechnology 40

Input Traits 40

Insect Resistance 40

Herbicide Resistance 40

Output Traits (Quality Traits) 41

Product Categorization 41

Grain Seeds 41

Vegetable Seeds 41

Oilseeds 41

Oilseeds Roll the Agricultural Industry Forward 41

Types of Oilseeds 42

Canola/Rapeseed 42

Rapeseed Oil 43

Corn Seed Market: Major Players 43

Sunflower and Safflower Seeds 43

Roundup Ready Soybeans 43

Castor Seed 44

Flaxseed 44

Cottonseed 44

Grapeseed 44

Mustard Seed 44

Sesame 44

Oilseeds in Industrial Applications 45

Horticulture Seeds 45

Flower Seeds 45

Lawn/Grass Seeds 45

Fruit Seeds 46

Miscellaneous Seeds 46

6. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 47

Advancements in Seed Technology 47

Hybrid Seeds Replacing Traditional Seeds 47

Planting Date can Alter Potato Spec 47

Genetically Modified Gene Flow Over Six Years is Minimal 48

Treatment with CruiserMaxx Pak to Increase Yield of Golden

Harvest® Soybeans 48

7. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT 49

Field Generation Marker Required for Seed Potato 49

Genetic Engineering: Ecologists Denounce Commonplace Use of

GMOS Through Seeds 49

European Commission Agrees to Eliminate Glucosinolate Testing

for Farm-Saved Oilseeds 49

8. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS 50

The Automatic Seeds Releases 100 New Marijuana Strains 50

MAHYCO Develops Two Varieties of GM Wheat Seeds 50

Rasi Seeds Introduces HyVeg 50

Valent U.S.A to Launch INOVATE™ System 50

Mycogen Seeds Introduces MYCOGEN® SmartStax Hybrids 51

Mycogen Seeds Launches Soybean Lines 52

Mycogen Seeds Introduces New TMR and BMR Hybrids 53

Mycogen Seeds Introduces New Corn Hybrids 54

Mycogen Seeds Introduces New Sunflower Seed Hybrids 55

Triumph Launches 12 Corn Hybrids 56

Mycogen Introduces Additional Six Hybrids for Corn 56

Pioneer Introduces 96 Hybrids for Year 2009 57

Monsanto Unveils Five Cotton Seed Varieties 57

Bayer CropScience to Introduce Herbicide-Tolerance Technology

in the US 58

DeKalb Introduces New Line of Corn Seeds 58

Cambodia to Launch Hybrid Rice 58

Bayer Subsidiary to Launch Hybrid Seeds In India 59

Monsanto's Asgrow® Brand to Introduce AccuSureTM Seed Count

System 59

Monsanto to Introduce GM Corn in India 59

Agri Gold Introduces Rice Hybrid Seeds in India 59

Mycogen Seeds to Introduce Sunflower Hybrids 59

Mycogen Seeds to Introduce Silage Hybrids 60

Mycogen Seeds Unveils Grain Corn Hybrid 61

Pioneer to Unveil Y Series Soybeans 62

Nidera and BASF introduce CLEARFIELD®- CLHA-Plus 62

Origin Receives Approval for Six Hybrid Rice Varieties in China 62

9. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS IN RECENT PAST -

A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 63

Dakota Valley Products Launches Novel Sunflower Seeds 63

Mycogen Seeds Releases Four Latest Sunflower Hybrids 63

Mycogen Seeds Launches Latest Hybrids of Grain Corn 63

Garst Seed Company Unveils Four New Sorghum Hybrid Solutions 63

Garst Seed Company Rolls Out New Soybean Products 64

Pioneer Brings in Twenty Latest Variants of Soybean 64

Mycogen Seeds Launches 58 Varieties of Grain Corn Hybrids 64

Mycogen Seeds Introduces Four New Soybean Varieties 64

Mycogen Seeds Releases New Corn Hybrid 65

Mycogen Seeds Introduces New Corn Hybrids 65

Pioneer Launches 62 Novel Pioneer® Brand Corn Hybrids 65

Garst Seed Company Launches New Corn and Soybean Hybrids 66

Garst Introduces Advanced Corn Hybrids 66

Garst to Release Advanced Soybean Varieties 66

DuPont Introduces New Rapeseed Hybrids in Europe 66

Garst Introduces Several New Soybean Varieties 67

Nidera Offers New Sunflower Seed 67

ICRISAT Develops Hybrid Bajra Seeds 67

New Crop of Seeds from Vermont Bean 67

Vesey Seed Offers New Vegetable Varieties 68

Monsanto Offers YieldGard Plus Corn 68

Dow and Pioneer Jointly Develop New Herculex I Variety 68

Gufic Introduces New Varieties in the Indian Vegetable Seeds

Market 68

Anhui Zhenxin Introduces Zhenxin Sunflower Seeds 68

Fielder's Choice Launches Polymer-Coated Seeds 68

Erker Unleashes Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds 69

Rasi Seeds Offers RCHB-21 Hybrid Seeds 69

Nath Seeds Launches New Rice Hybrid Varieties 69

Sunagro Seeds Launches New Hybrid Radish Variety 69

IndoAmerican Seeds Introduces Hybrid Basmati Rice Seeds 69

Ag Research Launches Endophyte-Free Fescue 70

ProAgro Introduces Genetically Modified Mustard Seed 70

Cheong-sa Ke-De-Xiang Introduces New Variety of Sunflower Seed 70

10. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 71

Amsterdam Commodities Acquires Tea and Seeds Business of NV

Deli Maatschappij 71

DuPont Takes Over Three Seed Companies 71

Wynnstay Acquires Woodheads Seeds 71

Syngenta Takes Over Nordic Sugar's Maribo Seed Business 71

Nuseed Americas Takes Over Oilseed and Sunflower Business of

Flower Genetics 71

Farm Machinery Institute to Provide Agricultural Equipment and

Seeds to Farmers 72

Rasi Seeds to Expand Operations 72

Syngenta Seeds Receives Deregulation for Agrisure Viptera Trait 72

Richardson International Takes Over Eco Seeds 73

DuPont Sets Up Production Plant 73

Monsanto and Government of Pakistan Ink MoU 73

Mahindra Shubhlabh's Seeds and Agro Chemical Business to Merge

with M&M 73

Pioneer Hi-Bred Enters into Partnership with Andrews Farm and

Seed 74

Syngenta to Combine Crop Protection and Seed Business 74

RAGT and Invivo to Merge Seed Business 74

Wilken Seeds to Merge with Beck's Hybrids 74

Advanta India Acquires Crosbyton Seeds 74

SW Seed and Svalof Weibull Change Name to Lantmannen 75

Chia Tai to Expand Operations in Vietnam and India 75

Dubio Enters Into Export Deal with Intermed 75

Seed Force expands in New-Zealand 75

Vilmorin Acquires Majority Stake in Su Tarim 76

AGT to Acquire PSF and Finora 76

Dow AgroSciences to Takeover Hyland Seeds 76

Advanta to Enhance Research Activities in India 76

Syngenta to Acquire Two US Companies 77

Limagrain Acquires Avesthagen's Subsidiary 77

Bayer CropScience Sequences the Complete Genome of Canola

Rapeseed 77

ADM Takes Over Olomouc 77

Gardens Alive Takes Over Thompson & Morgan Seedsmen 78

CHS to Form Joint Venture with Agrico 78

NASC Signs Agreement With NSCDC 78

BASF Enters into Agreement with Nunhems 78

Syngenta to Acquire Monsanto's Sunflower Business 78

Nufarm Acquires MMR Genetics Ltd and Richardson Seeds Ltd 79

AgReliant Genetics Acquires Seed Operations of Dahlco Seeds 79

Bayer CropScience Establishes New Research Centre 79

Syngenta Enters into Collaboration with Evogene 79

GP Group Acquires Majority Stake in NGI 80

Monsanto Acquires Assets of WestBred 80

Dow AgroSciences Takes Over Majority Assets of Pfister Hybrids 80

Pioneer Hi-Bred Signs Agreement with Terral Seed 81

SW Seed Forms Joint Venture with Florimond Desprez and Elsoms

Seeds 81

DuPont Takes Over Nandi Seeds and Nagarjuna Seeds 81

Nunhems Establishes New Research and Development Unit 81

Syngenta Snaps Up Circle One Global to Extend Product Portfolio 82

Canterra Seeds Extends Wheat Portfolio 82

Emerald Seed Company Takes Over Brands of Dessert Seed 82

GrainCorp Divests Stake in Grain Accumulation to Cargill 82

Bayer CropScience Acquires AgroGreen 82

Syngenta's Seed Treatment Insecticide Obtains EPA Clearance 83

China Agri Takes Over COFCO 83

DuPont Partners ICRR 83

Monsanto Purchases Stake in MDM Sementes de Algodao 84

Dow AgroSciences Inks Agreement with Schillinger Seed 84

DuPont Enters into Partnership with International Rice

Research Institute 84

Plant Health Care Signs Agreement with Monsanto 85

Bayer CropScience Inks Research Agreement with IPK 85

East-West Group to Market Plant Seeds in India and China 85

Unsaved Seeds Purchases Stake in Pravardhan Seeds and

Yaaganti Seeds 85

Syngenta Acquires Resource Seeds 86

Monsanto Partners with GrassRoots Biotechnology 86

DuPont Signs Agreement with Athenix 86

BASF Plant Science Inks Agreement with American Seeds 87

Sakata Seed Purchases Rights to New Variety of Cabbage Seeds 87

Blackstone to Acquire Stake in NSL Seeds 87

Dow AgroSciences Acquires SWS 88

Dow AgroSciences Chooses SAATEN as Preferred Marketing Partner 88

DuPont Modifies Seed Distribution Strategy 88

Dow AgroSciences and Syngenta Enter into Agreement 88

PepsiCo Acquires Spitz International's Seed Business 89

ABB to Merge with AWB 89

CAAS and Bayer CropScience Sign a MoU 89

Syngenta Acquires SPS 89

Timco Worldwide Enters into Partnership with Origene Seeds 90

Univanich to Form Joint Venture with Indonesian Partner 90

ACA Expands Plant Capacity at Pergamino 90

DuPont Plans to Establish Seed Production Facility 90

Dow AgroSciences Acquires Assets of Brodbeck Seed 91

Syngenta Stacks Receives Approval from EPA 91

Syngenta Inks Agreement to Acquire Goldsmith Seeds 91

Bayer CropScience to Invest €15 million in Nunhems 92

Marwit Capital Purchases Bruce Seed Farm 92

Syngenta to Purchase Assets from Agrostar 92

EuroChem Buys Shares of AgroSem 92

IARI and Rasi Seeds Sign MOU 93

Mustang Acquires Coyote Seeds 93

Dow AgroSciences Snaps Up Coodetec 93

Centaur Grain Merges With Grainfarmers 93

UBS Purchases 10% equity in Vanguarda 94

Limagrain to Purchase Advanta Seeds 94

Monsanto Enters into R&D Collaboration with Evogene 94

DuPont Establishes Corn Seed and Sunflower Research Centers 95

Monsanto and CNGC to Increase Investments in Joint Venture

Company 95

Canterra Selects Riverland as Investment Partner 95

Dow AgroSciences Inks Agreement with Dairyland Seed and Bio-

Plant Research 96

Mycogen Seeds Plans to Purchase Breeding Station 96

Producer's Choice Merges with Target Seeds 96

Vilmorin Buys Interest in Australian Grain Technologies 96

Syngenta Signs Agreement with DuPont 96

Bakrie Sumatra and ASD Enter into an Agreement 97

Monsanto Acquires SCB 97

Pickseed Signs Letter of Intent to Take Over FarmPure Seeds 97

Monsanto and BASF Sign Agreement 97

Advanta Acquires Limagrain's Sunflower Seed Business 98

Monsanto Acquires De Ruiter Seeds 98

Agria Corporation Acquires Sales and Production Rights from NKY 98

Seminis Vegetable Seeds Enters into an Agreement with Apio 99

Mycogen Seeds Plans to Expand the Mt. Vernon Breeding Station 99

Dow AgroSciences Plans to Expand Mycogen Seeds Facility 99

Monsanto Signs Agreement with Syngenta 100

Burrus Hybrids Acquires Hoblit Seed Company 100

Mendel Biotechnology Collaborates with Monsanto Company 100

ABB Grain Acquires TAG 101

Advanta India Takes Over Unicorn Seeds 101

Mahyco Inks License Agreement with Arcadia Biosciences 101

Monsanto and Bayer CropScience Enter into Partnership 101

Econova to Acquire Weibull Tradgard 102

DuPont Establishes New Seed Manufacturing Plant in Lethbridge 102

DCM Shriram Purchases Outstanding Stake in Hybrid Seeds 102

Takii Acquires Global Flowers 103

Chia Tai Co Invests in Flower Seed Operations in Phu Rua 103

Dow AgroSciences Acquires Triumph Seed 103

Action Pearl Growers Merges with United West Growers 104

GSSC Ventures into Bt Cotton Seeds Operations 104

VFPCK to Expand Seed Processing Facility 104

Indian Oil to Enter into Joint Venture with CREDA 104

11. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 105

deVGen Acquires Sunflower Seeds Enterprise from Monsanto 105

Syngenta Acquires Zeraim Gedera Ltd. 105

Monsanto Divests Stoneville and NexGen Businesses 105

International Seed Group Takes Over Western Seed 105

International Seed Group Purchases PoloniSemences 105

Deere and Co Acquires LESCO 105

Monsanto Launches International Seed Group 106

Monsanto Acquires Agroeste Sementes 106

Vibha Agrotech Plans New Facilities 106

Shandong Zhouyuan Enters into Sales and Distribution Agreement

with Chongqing Lifeng 106

Dow AgroSciences Acquires Duo Maize 106

Atash Seeds Acquires Majority Stake in Swaghat Seeds 106

PT Bisi International to Construct Hybrid Corn and Paddy Seed

Plant 107

Major Indian Oil Seed Companies Form Consortium for Soya Bean

Farming in Paraguay 107

Nunhems Acquires SeedEx 107

Monsanto Acquires Delta and Pine Land Company 107

Bayer CropScience Acquires Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Company 107

Americot Acquires Delta and Pine Land's NexGen™ Brand and

Select Germplasm 108

PGG Wrightson Acquires Auswest Seeds 108

Dow Takes Over the French and Austrian Affiliates of Maize

Technologies 108

Advanta India to Take Over Golden Seeds 108

Syngenta to Acquire Share in Sanbei Seed 108

Syngenta to Take Over Fischer Group 109

John Deere to Take Over Conserva Pak Seeding Systems 109

Origin Agritech Increases Stake in Jilin Changrong High-Tech Seed 109

Central Garden & Pet Company Takes Over ASP Research 109

Avesthagen and Groupe Limagrain Jointly Acquire Two Seed

Companies 110

Scotts Miracle-Gro to Acquire Turfgrass Seed Processing Companies 110

UAP Holding Acquires AGSCO 110

Yaaganti Partners with Vikram Seeds 110

Nunhems and Unilever Enter into Co-development Agreement 110

Bayer CropScience Enters into Agreement with Plant Health Care 111

Bayer CropScience Enters into Business and License Agreements

with Monsanto 111

Monsanto Extends Partnership Agreement with Divergence 111

Monsanto Establishes International Seed Group 111

Archer Daniels Midland to Establish Multi-Seed Crushing Plant 112

Monsanto to Transfer SUDAX® and DEKALB® Products to Forage

First™ Brand 112

AgSource Seeds and NuTech Seed Merge 112

Delta & Pine Acquires Syngenta 112

Merck Acquires Agribiotics 113

Chemtura Acquires Trace Chemicals 113

Bayer CropScience Acquires Two Cottonseed Companies 113

Vilmorin Clause & Cie Acquires Majority Stake in Mikado Seed

Growers 113

Monsanto Takes Over Gold Country Seed and Heritage Seeds 114

American Seeds Takes Over Diener Seeds and Sieben Hybrids 114

Origin Agritech to Acquire Majority Stake in Denong Zhengcheng 114

American Seeds Acquires Fielder's Choice Direct 114

Seedway Takes Over Vegetable Seed Business of Chesmore Seed 115

Beijing Origin Seed Increases Stake in Biocentury Transgene 115

Favored Acquires Favored Seed 115

Syngeta Acquires Conrad Fafard 116

Scotts Miracle-Gro Acquires Stake in Turf-Seed 116

Scotts Miracle-Gro Takes Over Brands and Assets of Landmark Seed 116

Vilmorin Clause & Cie Acquires Additional Stake in Hazera

Genetics from Megadlei Zeraim 116

Syngenta Inks Pact with International Seed Holding 117

Pioneer Hi-Bred Forms Joint Venture with Dunhuang Seed of China 117

Pioneer Hi-Bred International and Syngenta Seeds Establish

Joint Venture Company 117

Syngenta and DuPont Enter into Licensing Agreements 117

Groupe Limagrain Signs Agreement with DLF 117

Limagrain Enters into Strategic Alliance with Avesthagen 118

Vilmorin Clause & Cie Integrates Field Seeds Division of

Limagrain 118

DuPont Expands Pioneer Research Center 118

Cargill Increases Oilseed Crushing Production in China 118

Nunhems Division of Bayer Invests in Business Expansion 119

Genetic Engineering Approval Committee Approves Cultivation of

GM Cotton Hybrids 119

Producer's Choice Acquires PGI Alfalfa from Seminis Vegetable

Seeds 119

Delta and Pine Land on Expansion Mode in India 119

Brazil Initiates OriLeg Program 119

American Seeds Acquires Five Regional Seed Companies 120

Landec Acquires Heartland Hybrids 120

Monsanto Acquires Emergent Genetics 120

Pickseed Acquires Seed Research 120

Monsanto Acquires NC+ Hybrids 120

Monsanto Acquires Seminis 121

INCOTEC Acquires Flower Seed Technology of Ball 121

New Seed Potato Industry Taking Shape in North Wales 121

Koppert Cress and Van der Plas to Start Joint Venture 122

Vilmorin Clause & Cie Divests Ferry-Morse Seed Company to

Jiffy International 122

DuPont Acquires Verdia 122

Channel Bio Acquired by American Seeds 122

Syngenta Acquires GA21 from Bayer 122

Monsanto Acquires Canola Seed Division of Interstate Seed 122

Syngenta Acquires Majority Stake in Golden Harvest Seeds 123

Mycogen and Pioneer Join Forces 123

Monsanto Forms American Seeds 123

Seed Production and Marketing Cooperative Federation Formed to

Market High Quality Seeds 123

Syngenta Commences Field Trail of a Trait 123

Landec and Incotec Enter into a Seed Deal 124

Monsanto Announces Closure of its European Seeds Operations 124

Seminis Merges with Seminis Merger Corp. 124

Gufic Enters Indian Vegetable Seeds Market 124

Land O'Lakes Closes Research Seeds' Facility 124

Grainco Australian Seeds Merges with Elders Paramount Seeds 125

Grainboard Allies with Vietnam Northern Food Corporation 125

Delta and Pine Land Signs Cottonseed Agreement with Syngenta 125

DuPont Establishes Commercial Agricultural Seed Business in China 125

Super Seeds Develops GM Cottonseeds 125

Amareswara Agri-Tech Signs Distribution Pact with Mahindra and

Mahindra 125

Nath Seeds Collaborates with Biocentury Transgene Company 126

Hindustan Lever Divests Ownership in Paras Extra Growth Seeds

to Emergent Genetics 126

Indian Government Gives Nod to Genetically Modified Cottonseeds 126

Seminis Divests its Seed Technology Business 126

Court Order Bars DuPont from Selling Monsanto's Roundup Ready

Varieties 126

Vegetable Seed Oil Products Establishes New Plant 127

Sheridan Electric Cooperative Hives off Montola Oilseed

Crushing Facility 127

Eridania Beghin-Say in Restructuring Jig 127

Procter & Gamble Collaborates with National Center for

Agricultural Utilization Research 127

BejoSheetal Seeds Joins Hand with West Bengal State Food

Processing & Horticulture Development 127

Bartlett Grain Acquires Stanton Grain and Genetic Seeds 127

Dow Enters into Agreement with Rohm & Haas 127

AWB and Syngenta Seeds Form Joint Venture 128

Monsanto Canada Acquires Limagrain Canada Seeds 128

Koipe Acquires Stake in Koipesol Semillas from Eridania 128

Rallis Hybrid Seeds Merges with Parent Company 128

Monsanto Starts Up Processing Complex in Brazil 128

Syngenta Forms Syngenta Seed in South Korea 128

Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Divests Stake in

SPIC PHI Seeds 129

Setuza Acquires Lukana 129

Agro Dynamics Establishes Joint Venture with Grodania 129

Harris Moran Seed Signs Joint Venture Agreement with SNA 129

Golden Hope Launches Agro-Portal For Seeds, Fruit Puree 129

Mycogen Acquires Cargill Hybrid 129

Biosafety Protocol Ratified at Montreal Conference 130

Cadila Ties Up with Tazier to Sell Vegetable Seeds in India 130

12. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 131

Bayer CropScience AG (Germany) 131

KWS SAAT AG (Germany) 131

Limagrain (France) 131

Monsanto Company (USA) 132

Delta and Pine Land Company, LLC (USA) 132

Emergent Genetics (USA) 132

Seminis, Inc. (USA) 132

Mycogen Seeds (USA) 133

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (USA) 133

Sakata Seed Corp. (Japan) 133

The Pickseed Companies Group (Canada) 133

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (USA) 134

Lantmannen SW Seed AB (Sweden) 134

Syngenta Crop Protection (USA) 134

Golden Harvest Seeds, Inc. (USA) 134

Garst Seed Company, Inc. (USA) 135

13. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 136

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 136

Table 45: World Historic Review for Seeds by Geographic Region -

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 46: World 11-Year Perspective for Seeds by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Grain Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 139

Table 48: World Historic Review for Grain Seeds by Geographic

Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 49: World 11-Year Perspective for Grain Seeds by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

Table 50: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Vegetable Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 51: World Historic Review for Vegetable Seeds by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

Table 52: World 11-Year Perspective for Vegetable Seeds by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

Table 53: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Oilseeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 145

Table 54: World Historic Review for Oilseeds by Geographic

Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Table 55: World 11-Year Perspective for Oilseeds by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 56: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Horticulture Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

Table 57: World Historic Review for Horticulture Seeds by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 149

Table 58: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Horticulture Seeds by Product Segment - Flower Seeds and

Lawn/Grass Seeds Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 150

Table 59: World Historic Review for Horticulture Seeds by

Product Segment - Flower Seeds and Lawn/Grass Seeds

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

Table 60: World 11-Year Perspective for Horticulture Seeds by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

Table 61: World 11-Year Perspective for Horticulture Seeds by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Flower Seeds and Lawn/Grass Seeds Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 153

Table 62: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Flower Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 154

Table 63: World Historic Review for Flower Seeds by Geographic

Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

Table 64: World 11-Year Perspective for Flower Seeds by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156

Table 65: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Lawn/Grass Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

Table 66: World Historic Review for Lawn/Grass Seeds by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 158

Table 67: World 11-Year Perspective for Lawn/Grass Seeds by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 159

Table 68: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Fruit Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 160

Table 69: World Historic Review for Fruit Seeds by Geographic

Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 161

Table 70: World 11-Year Perspective for Fruit Seeds by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 162

Table 71: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Miscellaneous Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 163

Table 72: World Historic Review for Miscellaneous Seeds by

Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 164

Table 73: World 11-Year Perspective for Miscellaneous Seeds by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 165

14. THE UNITED STATES 166

A.Market Analysis 166

Current & Future Analysis 166

Market Overview 166

Seeds Demand to Grow Steadily 166

Recession Fuels Rise in Vegetable Seeds Demand 167

Flower Seeds Witnessing Strong Growth 167

Biotech Seeds 167

Table 74: US Biotech Seeds Market by Leading Players

(2008): Market Share Breakdown of Value Sales for

Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 167

Table 75: US Biotech Crop Market (2005-2008): Percentage

of Acreage by Crop Type - Herbicide Tolerant Soybeans,

Biotech Cotton (Stacked Gene Cotton, Herbicide Resistant

Cotton, and Insect Resistant Cotton), and Biotech Corn

(Insect Resistant Corn, Herbicide Tolerant Corn, and

Stacked Gene Corn) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 168

Genetically Modified Seeds 168

Soybeans: The Primary Vegetable Oil Source 168

Key Statistics 169

Maize (Corn) Seeds 169

Table 76: Leading Producers of Corn Seeds in

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