Potato seed treatment product has broad development prospects Summary: At present, domestic seed treatment products are mainly registered for a few crops, such as corn, wheat, soybean and rice. However, with farmers' increasing knowledge of potato seed treatment and the improvement of potato seed treatment equipment, the market for potato seed treatment products will have great development potential. Tag: export and import, seed treatment, azoxystrobin,patent protection 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 few 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 Chinaâ€™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 Fungicides China News, a monthly publication issued by CCM on 10 th, releases a wealth of exclusive analysis on market dynamics, company dynamics, import and export data, and other more brief news inside the industry. You may find cooperative opportunities with domestic and international manufacturers, supplier and exporters. About CCM CCM is dedicated to market research in China, Asia-Pacific Rim and global market. With a staff of more than 150 dedicated highly-educated professionals, CCM offers Market Data, Analysis, Reports, Newsletters, Buyer-Trader Information, Import/Export Analysis, and Consultancy Service. For more information, please visit http://www.cnchemicals.com.
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