Seed China News 1602 (12 issues per year)

Mar 10, 2016, 15:22 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As an international magnate in crop protection and seed industries and has business around the world, Syngenta has attracted great attention among insiders in each activities.

On 3 Feb., 201 6, ChemChina has announced that it has agreed to acquire the Swiss agrochemical and seeds company Syngenta by way of a public tender offer.

For this, CCM has invited experts of the crop protection and seed industries to express their opinions on the acquisition. In particular, opinions from experts in crop protection were published on CCM's pesticide news and opinions from expert Tong Pingya in seed industry was published in this issue.In Feb. 201 6, ChemChina astonished the world by announcing that it would takeover Syngenta with an investment of USD43 billion.
Syngenta, has been plagued with misfortune. Firstly, it failed to acclimate to China's market; secondly, market shares of agrochemical products have plummeted; thirdly, GM corn was prohibited in Europe. Under such circumstances, ChemChina's acquisition has saved Syngenta from bankruptcy.

The Central Economic Work Conference deployed the plan of accelerating the structural reform of the supply side. This reform can solve the problems caused by overcapacity in the industry, and is regarded as necessary by people in the seed industry. It presents opportunities, and also challenges to the development of the seed industry in China.
On 3 Feb., 201 6, ChemChina announced that it has agreed to acquire the Swiss agrochemical and seeds company Syngenta by way of a public tender offer.
In the recent decade, the seed-using watermelon industry developed very fast in China. However, some technical bottlenecks appeared and they have brought opportunities and challenges to China's research work on seed-using watermelon.

Powdery mildew is a major limitation for the production of bread wheat. Lately, researchers found that MED25 may play a conserved role in regulating bread wheat and barley susceptibility to powdery mildew and they identified the TaMED25-TaEIL1 - TaERF1 signaling module as a negative regulator of bread wheat resistance to powdery mildew.
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