Brazilian Seed Treatment Market

Brazilian Seed Treatment Market

Agribusiness represents 20% of the Brazilian GDP. One of the factors contributing to the continuing strength of Brazil in the growing global grain market is the rapid adoption of high value seeds. With Brazilian grain production narrowly focused on maize and soybeans, virtually every seed gets treated, often more than once before it is planted.  Kline estimates that nearly 45 million hectares planted received a seed treatment in 2013. Of course, with multiple treatments and crops added, such as rice and cotton, as many as 81 million hectare treatments were made to seeds in 2013.

The total seed treatment market is over USD 600 million in 2013. In terms of seed treatment fungicides, the main fungicide on a hectare treated basis is Maxim XL.Continue reading

China’s Pest Management Market Infested with Opportunity

Not the Year of the Rat – China’s Pest Management Market Infested with Opportunity

An increasing focus on encouraging domestic consumption, potentiated by upcoming new and transformative pesticides registration standards, suggests robust opportunities for the pest-control sector in China. China’s reorientation from an industrial/export-reliant economy to a service/domestic-consumption one is advancing rapidly, with The Economist recently reporting that the country’s relatively small service-sector output is expected to exceed the county’s mighty industrial production within this year.

According to Kline’s soon to be published Global Professional Pest Management Markets for Pesticides: Market Analysis and Opportunities, total non-agricultural pest control service sales in China in 2012 alone are estimated at CNY 3 billion to CNY 4 billion (USD  476 million to USD 635 million), with pesticides sales expected to grow annually by 6.7%.Continue reading

Global Seed Treatment

The Seeds of Change – Global Seed Treatment Market Exceeds $2.6 Billion.

As the fastest growing segment of the agricultural input industry, the $2.6 billion global seed treatment market continues to be recognized as a cost-effective and environmentally favorable means of increasing crop productivity according to Kline’s imminent Seed Treatment Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities report.

Technology and licensing fees of genetically engineered seed traits have further significantly increased the cost of seed, consequently growers are much motivated to reduce seeding rates and encourage greater efficiency to reduce costs. Continue reading

Seed Treatment Trends

Seed treatment trends

Seed costs increased in the U.S. by 12.3% in 2007 and have been increasing 3-8% annually for the major Midwest crops during the last few years.  Corn, cotton and soybeans have been benefiting from the application of biotechnology and seed has reflected the extra cost of the value-added traits. As a result seed has become an increasingly valuable investment so that protection of the developing seed and newly emerged seedling has made strong economic sense.Continue reading