Potato seed treatment product has broad development prospects

Keyword: export, import, seed treatment, azoxystrobin, patent, protection
Publish time: 10th February, 2014      Source: CCM
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  On Nov. 24, 2013, the Third Seed Treatment and Pest Control High-level Seminar was held in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province. According to the seminar, the number of seed treatment registrations reached 375 as of November, 2013, up by 11.3% over last year. There are some experts predicting that the number of registered seed treatment products in China may double to more than 900 in the next two to three years, according to Fungicides China News, issued by CCM in January.


  However, at present, domestic seed treatment products are mainly registered for only a few crops, such as corn, wheat, soybean and rice. The number of seed treatment products registered for potato, the fourth largest food crop in China, is very small. With farmers' increasing knowledge of potato seed treatment and the improvement of potato seed treatment equipment, the market for potato seed treatment products has great development potential.


  At present, the number of domestic potato seed treatments is too small to meet needs of the market. As of 18 Dec. 2013, there are three companies obtaining the registrations for potato seed treatment products in China, including Syngenta, Bayer and Gansu Huashi Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd.


  Moreover, there are only six potato treatment products that have been registered, including two fludioxonil products (25g/L FS), one metalaxyl product (25% FS), two thiamethoxam products (70% ZF) and one imidacloprid product (600g/L FS). These products are used to control black scurf disease (caused by rhizoctonia solani), late blight disease, aphids and grubs.


  After years of development, more companies have paid attention to the domestic potato seed treatment market. Therefore, there are some domestic experts predicting that the application of potato seed treatment products will enter a new stage in the next five years and this will promote the rapid and steady development of the potato industry.


  China's potato planting area and fresh potato output are the biggest in the world. China's 2012 potato planting area is more than 5.20 million ha. while China's annual fresh potato output is more than 81.54 million tonnes. Inner Mongolia, Guizhou, Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan, Chongqing and Heilongjiang are the major potato producing areas in China, and the total planting area of these seven regions accounts for more than 70% of China's potato planting area.


  The number of potato diseases is more than one hundred, and there are mainly 15 kinds of common potato diseases in China, including late blight, wart disease, scab, early blight, ring rot, bacterial wilt, blackleg, viral disease, bacterial soft rot, dry rot, verticillium wilt, black scurf, etc. The late blight, ring rot and viral disease are known as the three major diseases. The main pests to potato are ladybugs, tuber moths, aphids and underground pests such as grubs, mole crickets and cutworms.


  Table of Contents of Fungicides China News 1401:

  Fourteen pesticides allowed to register for ginseng

  Sale and use of asomate and urbacide to be banned from Dec. 31, 2015

  Results of Reliable Eco-friendly Products for Prevention and Control in 2013 published in Beijing

  China’s ecological agriculture development plan will benefit bio-pesticide industry

  Large-scale planting expansion gives rise to modern pesticide sprayers

  Potato seed treatment product has broad development prospects

  China's export volume of azoxystrobin TC soars in Jan.-Oct. 2013

  Foreign-funded enterprises frequently release patent protection statements

  ABACHEM acquires 63.5% shareholding in Jiannong Plant Protection

  All streptomycin registrations in China to expire in 2016

  Rudong Zhongyi: fifth domestic company to obtain cyproconazole TC registration

  Lanfeng Import and Export obtains its commercial registration on Dec. 16, 2013

  Registered product announcement system to be implemented from Jan. 1, 2014

  Bayer, CITIC Trust to jointly establish land transfer platform

  Bayer releases fluopyram trifloxystrobin

  Hentin Chem-tech marches into bio-pesticide industry

  China's output of fungicide TC up 2.99% YoY in Nov. 2013

  China's export volume of pesticide formulations up 18.20% YoY, Jan.-Oct. 2013

  First phase of Jiangu Repont's relocation project to be completed soon

  China's total profit of pesticide industry soars by 39.1% YoY, Jan.-Oct. 2013



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