DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qd8fvw/seed_treatments) has announced the addition of the "Seed Treatments - 2015 Edition" report to their offering.
The global commercial seed market is dominated by the US and China, with around a 27% and 20% share, respectively. By crop, maize is the major seed market, followed by soybeans, rice, wheat and cotton. The market for proprietary seed is dominated by three companies that also have strong agrochemical interests - Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta. Two other agrochemical companies also have large seed interests - Dow AgroSciences and Bayer.
The introduction of systemic fungicides and insecticides led to more-effective seed treatments, not only protecting the germinating seeds, but also the young plants. The ground-breaking fungicide was Bayer's triadimenol, introduced as Baytan in 1979. Bayer went on to launch its neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, in 1991, as Gaucho. This is translocated to the shoots where it controls a large number of sucking and chewing pests.
Seed treatment is one of the fastest growing segments of the global crop protection market. Estimates put the market size at $2.7 million in 2011, and growing at around 8-9% a year. The market is dominated by North America.
Seed treatments give value to the grower. For example, they helped to contribute nearly $80 billion to US maize growers in 2011, according to the US CropLife Foundation. There are advantages to each layer of the supply chain, as well as environmental benefits.
- Adama Agricultural Solutions
- Arysta LifeScience
- Bayer CropScience
- Dow AgroSciences
- International seed federation
- Sumitomo Chemical
- Valent USA Corp
About the author
1. Introduction to seed treatments
2. Seed treatment by crop
3. Formulation and application
4. Control of diseases
5. Control of insects and other pests
6. Other types of seed treatment
7. Company profiles
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