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  • atuzi2002 atuzi2002 Mar 21, 2013 10:41 AM Flag

    how big is the chines corn seeds market and how much market share GRO has

    Jetionsolarproblem, do you know big is the chines corn seeds market and how much market share GRO has ? I won't tell you this time, you said you spent remarkable time with GRO staffs, via email, phone call etc. and you always claim you've done your home work, you should know these numbers.

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    • Dear atuzi,
      thank you very much for that through ball.

      China has vowed to boost its seed industry over the next decade to ensure grain stocks grow, amid fears that limited arable land and water may become constraints for agricultural production.
      The five main staples - rice, wheat, corn, soybean and potato - and 15 varieties of cash crop have been listed as important fields for cultivating new varieties by 2020, according to a development plan by the General Office of the State Council.
      Production bases for staple seeds will be established in northwestern and southwestern regions, as well as Hainan province, by 2015, the plan says.
      China recorded grain output of more than 589 million metric tons in 2012. It was the ninth consecutive year of increased grain harvests, the Ministry of Agriculture said.
      The use of top-quality seed varieties have contributed to bumper grain harvests in recent years, such as the planting of super hybrid rice, Ma Shuping, an official in charge of seed management at the ministry, told a news conference on Monday.
      But insufficient innovation, weak market competitiveness among domestic seed companies and loopholes in seed management still hamper the seed industry's development, she said.
      "It's urgent for China to breed more new varieties of agricultural products to break the shackles of resource constraints for future grain growth," she said.
      Statistics from the ministry show the country now has 6,296 seed companies, down from 8,700 in 2011. Of the companies, 59 have registered capital of 100 million yuan ($16 million).


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