Welcome to the March Issue of Seed China News.
This report will help you stay ahead of the game in this fast-changing market with real-time reporting on the entire seed industry chain, from new research to fluctuations in the grain markets.
Here is the Editor's Note for you to know about the March issue specifically:
When it comes to March 2017, the M&A events are frequently seen in China's seed industry. On 6 March, Zhongnongfa Seed Industry Group sold out a 67% stake in Henan Yingtai Agrochemical Co., Ltd. Gansu Dunhuang Seed Co., Ltd. completed industrial and commercial registration for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jiuquan Dunhuang Seed Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd. Yuan Longping High-tech Agricultural Co., Ltd. acquired a 90% stake in Beijing Lantron Seed Corporation to expand its corn seed business. On 9 March, BASF AG entered exclusive negotiation with Bayer AG about the acquisition of the latter's vegetable seed business.
In addition, several seed companies published their 2017 financial reports. 2017 witnessed plummeted sales and net profit of Shandong Denghai Seed Co., Ltd. but improved major businesses of Anhui Win-all High-tech Seed Co., Ltd. (Anhui Win-all). On 7 March, Anhui Win-all also became the exclusive seed supplier of SinoChem Agricultural Holdings Co., Ltd.
In terms of seed varieties, 192 corn seed breeds were revoked in Sichuan Province and 537 kept. Hebei Province announced certificated wheat breeds, Henan Province major crop seed varieties, and Shaanxi Province the first batch of registered introduced seeds in 2018. The central government also built up supervision system covering provincial and municipal levels and promoted the establishment of county-level seed and seedling management organisations in order to make up the shortage of market surveillance and ensure seed safety. It also strengthened the protection of intelligent property rights of R&D results so as to improve the innovation ability and facilitate sustainable development of the modern seed industry.
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Table of Contents
Column 1 Market Dynamics
Gansu's Zhangye: 12 seed enterprises blacklisted for dishonesty in 2017
Zhangye's 2017 credit corn seed enterprises announced
Zhengdan 958 expected to be planted in Kyrgyz at large scale
China's top 10 soybean seeds in 2016
China's top 10 corn seed varieties in 2016
China's crop seed administration system covers three levels
Liaoning to reduce corn planting area in 2018
Column 2 Company Dynamics
Longping High-Tech to acquire 90% stake in Beijing Lantron
Shandong Denghai's sales down in 2017
Anhui Win-All becomes exclusive seed supplier to SinoChem Agri in Anhui
Anhui Win-all sees better sales in 2017
Dunhuang Seed's subsidiary receives business licence
Zhongnongfa Seed underselling 67% of stake in Henan Agrochemical
Bayer enters exclusive negotiation with BASF
Shennong Gene announces 2017 financial forecast
Gansu running down corn seed inventories in 2018
Column 3 Variety Dynamics
Shaaxi's first batch of introduced seeds in 2018
Henan releases introduced major crop varieties
First high oil content and high yield cyperus bean bred in China
Sichuan cancels 192 corn seeds
Hebei publishes 33 wheat seed certifications
Column 4 Expert's views
MOA plans for agricultural crop seed quality campaign