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Seed Treatment for Vegetable Seed in China
CCM International Limited, November 2011, Pages: 81
Although China's vegetable seed industry has witnessed huge development in the past years, the development of vegetable seed treatment is slow in China. The treated vegetable seed accounts for less than 10% of the total vegetable seed consumed in China. Domestic market of vegetable seed treatment has the following characteristics:
- The seed treatment rate of vegetable seed is very low at present and the major method applied by domestic seed companies is film-coating. Pelleting and encrusting are in the promotion stage and both are seldom used.
- Seed treatment rate of imported vegetable seed is much higher than that of domestic vegetable seed. Most of the imported vegetable seeds are film-coated before they are imported.
- Some domestic seed companies exaggerate the function of seed treatment.
Film-coated seeds are thought to be high-grade seeds by farmers. However, advantages of vegetable seed treatment are not fully recognized. Some farmers still soak the film-coated seed before sowing.
- Some domestic film-coating agents only beautify the seed without any practical functionality, as exposed by some insiders. The poor quality of domestic-made film-coating agents impacts on the germination percentage of vegetable seed.However, it is expected that vegetable seed treatment will develop quickly in the future, which can bring many business opportunities to Chinese vegetable seed treatment industry. The driving factors include the follows:
- Supply increase of treated vegetable seeds;
- Development of new seed treatment method;
- Breakout of soil-borne diseases;
- Development of mechanical sowing and industrial seedling;
- Industry integration of vegetable seed companies.
1 Vegetable planting situation (2006-2010)
1.1 General situation of vegetable planting
1.2 Planting of tomato
1.3 Planting of lettuce
1.4 Planting of spinach
1.5 Planting of pepper
1.6 Planting of onion
1.7 Planting of melon
1.8 Planting of carrot
2 Vegetable seed market
2.1 General situation of vegetable seed market
2.2 Seed market of tomato
2.3 Seed market of lettuce
2.4 Seed market of spinach
2.5 Seed market of pepper
2.6 Seed market of onion
2.7 Seed market of melon
2.8 Seed market of carrot
3 Seed treatment by crops
3.2 Seed treatment for tomato
3.3 Seed treatment for lettuce
3.4 Seed treatment for spinach
3.5 Seed treatment for pepper
3.6 Seed treatment for onion
3.7 Seed treatment for melon
3.8 Seed treatment for carrot
4 Vegetable seed production
4.1 Vegetable seed production (major bases, scale)
4.2 Seed treatment situation
4.3 Seed export and its seed treatment situation
5 Industrial seedling
5.1 Industrial seedling situation
5.2 Key industrial seedling companies
5.3 Seed treatment situation for industrial seedling
6 Development of seed processing companies
6.1 General situation
6.2 Key companies
7 Forecast on vegetable seed treatment
7.1 Key factors for the development of vegetable seed treatment
7.2 Forecast on vegetable seed treatment
8 Opportunities and recommendations
8.2 Advice for oversea company doing business in China
9 Appendix: Profile of key vegetable seed companies in China
9.1 Dong Fang Chia Tai Seed Co., Ltd.
9.2 Beijing Sihai Seed Co., Ltd.
9.3 Beijing Shinong Seed Co., Ltd.
9.4 SAKATA Seed (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
9.5 Beijing Yuzhengtai Seed Co., Ltd.
9.6 Beijing Honor Agricultural Development Co., Ltd.
9.7 Xinjiang Nongren Seed Technology Co., Ltd.
9.8 Syngenta Seeds China Co., Ltd.
9.9 Known-You Seed (China) Co., Ltd.
9.10 Seminis Seeds (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
9.11 Beijing Zhongshu Horticultural Seed Research Center
9.12 Yuan Longping High-Tech Agriculture Co., Ltd.
9.13 Nunhems Beijing Seeds Co., Ltd.
9.14 Shouguang South Australia Luheng Agricultural Co., Ltd.
9.15 Bejo Zaden B.V.
9.16 Hebei Xingda Seed Industry
9.17 Shandong Days Smooth Hua Nursery Stock Company
9.18 Changchun Dafunong Seedling Technology Co., Ltd.
9.19 Beijing Jingyan Yinong Sci-Tech Development Center
9.20 Sichuan Xichang Kewei Seeds Co., Ltd.
9.21 Clover Seed Company Limited
9.22 Choi Hing Lee Seed Co., Ltd.
9.23 Crops Research Institute Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences
9.24 Beijing Shenghua Defeng Seeds Co., Ltd.
9.25 Ha Limu Seed Co., Ltd.
9.26 Xi'an Jinpeng Seed Co., Ltd.
9.27 Rijk Zwaan China Seed Co., Ltd.
9.28 Hazera Genetics Agricultural Technology Service (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
9.29 Hefei Fengle Seed Co., Ltd.
9.30 Shanxi Dongsheng Seed Co., Ltd.
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1.2-1 Key processing tomato planting areas in China,
Table 2.2-1 Price of major tomato seed in China,
Table 2.2-2 Price comparison of main tomato seeds at home and abroad sold in China,
Table 2.3-1 Mainstream retail price of lettuce seed produced by Chinese manufacturers
Table 2.3-2 Price of major lettuce seed in China,
Table 2.4-1 Price of major spinach seed in China,
Table 2.5-1 Price of major pepper seed in China,
Table 2.6-1 Price of major onion seed in China,
Table 2.7-1 Price of major watermelon seed in China,
Table 2.7-2 Price of major melon seed in China,
Table 2.8-1 Price of major carrot seed in China,
Table 3.2-1 Proportion of film-coated tomato seeds of key players in China,
Table 3.4-1 Proportion of film-coated spinach seeds of key players in China,
Table 4.1-1 Main seed production bases of vegetable & melon seeds in China,
Table 4.1-2 Major vegetable & melon seeds production companies in China,
Table 4.3-1 Major export destination of Chinese vegetable seed (except watermelon), 2007-2010, tonne
Table 5.2-1 Key industrial seedling companies in China,
Table 7.2-1 Forecast on seed demand volume and film coating proportion of main vegetable & melon seeds in China, 2010-
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1.1-1 Vegetable planting area in China, 2006-
Figure 1.1-2 Greenhouse vegetable planting area in China, 2006-
Figure 1.2-1 Planting area of tomato in China, 2006-
Figure 1.2-2 Planting area of processing tomato in Xinjiang, 2007-
Figure 1.2-3 Major planting bases of tomato in China,
Figure 1.3-1 Planting area of lettuce in China, 2006-
Figure 1.3-2 Major planting bases of lettuce in China,
Figure 1.4-1 Planting area of spinach in China, 2006-
Figure 1.4-2 Key planting areas of spinach in China,
Figure 1.4-3 Major planting bases of spinach in China,
Figure 1.5-1 Planting area of pepper in China, 2006-
Figure 1.5-2 Major planting bases of pepper in China,
Figure 1.6-1 Planting area of onion in China, 2006-
Figure 1.6-2 Major planting bases of onion in China,
Figure 1.7-1 Planting area of watermelon in China, 2006-
Figure 1.7-2 Major production bases of watermelon in China,
Figure 1.7-3 Planting area of melon in China, 2006-
Figure 1.8-1 Planting area of carrot in China, 2006-
Figure 1.8-2 Major planting bases of carrot in China,
Figure 2.2-1 Tomato seed demand in China, 2006-
Figure 2.3-1 Lettuce seed demand in China, 2006-
Figure 2.4-1 Spinach seed demand in China, 2006-
Figure 2.5-1 Pepper seed demand in China, 2006-
Figure 2.6-1 Onion seed demand in China, 2006-
Figure 2.7-1 Watermelon seed consumption in China, 2006-
Figure 2.7-2 Melon seed consumption in China, 2006-
Figure 2.8-1 Carrot seed demand in China, 2006-
Figure 3.2-1 Seed treatment situation of tomato in China,
Figure 3.3-1 Seed treatment situation of lettuce in China,
Figure 3.4-1 Seed treatment situation of spinach in China,
Figure 3.5-1 Seed treatment situation of pepper in China,
Figure 3.6-1 Seed treatment situation of onion in China,
Figure 3.7-1 Seed treatment situation of watermelon in China,
Figure 3.7-2 Seed treatment situation of melon in China,
Figure 3.8-1 Seed treatment situation for carrot in China,
Figure 4.1-1 Major vegetable seed production bases in China,
Figure 4.3-1 China's vegetable seed export situation (except watermelon, volume and value), 2008-2010
Figure 7.1-1 Average per capita net income of rural residents in China, 1990-2010
- Syngenta Seeds China Co., Ltd.
- Beijing Zhongshu Horticultural Seed Research Center
- Nunhems Beijing Seeds Co., Ltd.
- Beijing Jingyan Yinong Sci-Tech Development Center
- Xi'an Jinpeng Seed Co., Ltd.