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High Growth Reported for the World Seeds Markets

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World Seeds Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Seeds in Millions of US$. The major product segments analyzed are Grain Seeds, Vegetable Seeds, Oilseeds, Horticulture Seeds (Flower Seeds, & Lawn/Grass Seeds), Fruit Seeds, and Miscellaneous (includes treated seeds, flax seeds, and noxious seeds).The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 207 companies including players worldwide such as Bayer CropScience AG, Garst Seed Company, Inc., KWS SAAT AG, Landec Ag, Inc., Limagrain, Monsanto Company, Delta and Pine Land, Emergent Genetics, Seminis, Inc., Mycogen Seeds, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Sakata Seed Corporation, Sapec S.A., The Pickseed Companies Group, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Svalof Weibull AB, Syngenta Crop Protection, and Golden Harvest Seeds, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Grain Seeds I-4
Vegetable Seeds I-4
Oilseeds I-4
Horticulture Seeds I-4
Flower Seeds I-4
Lawn/Grass Seeds I-4
Fruit Seeds I-5
Miscellaneous Seeds I-5


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview & Outlook II-1
Factors Influencing the Seeds Market II-1
Table 1: Global Seeds Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales by Crop Type - Corn Seed, Vegetable & Flower
Seed, Soybean Seed, Wheat Seed, Cottonseed, Rice Seed, Barley
Seed, OSR Seed, Sunflower Seed, Peanut Seed, Sorghum Seed,
and Other Horticulture Seed (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-2
Proprietary Seed Demand Increases Rapidly II-2
Oilseed Consumption Growing Rapidly II-2
Impact of Biotechnology on Seeds Industry: A Review II-2
Transgenic Seeds: US Takes the Lead II-3
Biotechnology - Paving the Way for Growth II-3
GM Crops Could Become the Ultimate Choice II-3
Table 2: Global Genetically Modified Seeds Market
(2001-2005): Acreage in Million Hectares (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Seed Industry: Ripe for Consolidation II-4
Table 3: Leading Players in the Global Seeds Market (2006):
Sales in US$ Billion for Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer,
and Dow (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 4: Leading Players in the Global Biotech Seeds Market
(2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Monsanto,
DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow, Delta & Pineland, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 5: Global Seeds Market (2004): Percentage Share of
Syngenta by Category - Vegetable Seed, Flower Seed, and Seed
Treatment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 6: Global Genetically Modified Seeds Market (2004):
Percentage Share of Monsanto in Total Acreage (In Millions)
by Crop Type - Soybean Seed, Maize Seed, Cottonseed, and
Canola Seed (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 7: Global Crop Science Market (2004): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Producer - Bayer, Syngenta,
Monsanto, DuPont, BASF, Dow, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Key Statistics II-6
Global Seeds Market II-6
Table 8: Global Seeds Market (2005): Imports in US$ Million
by Select Country - USA, Mexico, France, Netherlands, Spain,
Germany, Italy, Canada, UK, Belgium, Japan, Poland, Russia,
Greece, and China (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 9: Global Agricultural Seeds Market (2005): Imports in
US$ Million by Select Country - USA, France, Germany,
Mexico, Spain, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium, UK,
Poland, Japan, Russia, Greece, and Hungary (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 10: Global Horticultural Seeds Market (2005): Imports
in US$ Million by Select Country - Netherlands, USA, Spain,
Mexico, Italy, France, Japan, Canada, Germany, Russia,
China, UK, Turkey, Korea, and Poland (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 11: Global Seeds Market (2005): Exports in US$ Million
by Select Country - USA, Netherlands, France, Germany,
Canada, Denmark, Italy, Chile, Belgium, Mexico, Hungary,
Japan, Spain, Australia, and Israel (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 12: Global Agricultural Seeds Market (2005): Exports
in US$ Million by Select Country - USA, France, Germany,
Canada, Denmark, Chile, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Mexico,
Hungary, Australia, Austria, Spain, and Argentina (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 13: Global Horticultural Seeds Market (2005): Exports
in US$ Million by Select Country - Netherlands, USA, France,
Japan, Israel, Italy, Chile, Denmark, Canada, China,
Germany, Spain, Thailand, UK, and Korea (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Global Maize Seeds II-9
Table 14: Global Hybrid Maize Seeds Market (2004):
Consumption in '000 Metric Tons by Select Country - USA,
France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Austria, Netherlands,
Japan, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Czech Republic (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 15: Global Grain Maize Seeds Market (2004):
Consumption in '000 Metric Tons by Select Country - USA,
France, South Africa, Italy, and Germany (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 16: Global Hybrid Maize Seeds Market (2004): Exports
in '000 Metric Tons by Select Country - USA, France, South
Africa, Austria, and Switzerland (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 17: Global Grain Maize Seeds Market (2004): Exports in
'000 Metric Tons by Select Country - USA, France, South
Africa, and Switzerland (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10
Global Oilseeds Market II-11
Table 18: Global Oilseeds Market (2000-2007): Area Harvested
in Million Hectares (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 19: Global Oilseeds Market (2000-2006): Production in
Million Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 20: Global Oilseeds Market (2005/06 & 2006/07):
Production in Million Tons by Country - USA, Brazil, China,
Argentina, India, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 21: Global Oilseeds Market (2004/05 & 2005/06):
Production in Million Tons by Crop Type - Soybean Seed,
Rapeseed, Cottonseed, Groundnut (unshelled) Seed, Sunflower
Seed, Palm Kernels, and Copra (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 22: Global Oilseeds Market (2003-2006): Imports in
'000 Metric Tons by Select Region/Country - China, EU-27,
Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Turkey, and
Indonesia (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 23: Global Oilseeds Market (2003-2006): Imports in
'000 Metric Tons by Crop Type - Soybean Seed, Rapeseed,
Peanut Seed, Sunflower Seed, Cottonseed, Palm Kernel, and
Copra (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 24: Global Oilseeds Market (2003-2006): Exports in
'000 Metric Tons by Select Country - USA, Brazil, Argentina,
Canada, Paraguay, China, and Ukraine (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 25: Global Oilseeds Market (2003-2006): Exports in
'000 Metric Tons by Crop Type - Soybean Seed, Rapeseed,
Peanut Seed, Sunflower Seed, Cottonseed, Palm Kernel, and
Copra (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 26: Global Rapeseed Market (2004): Percentage
Breakdown of Production by Region/Country - EU-25, China,
India, Canada, Japan, Mexico, USA, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 27: Global Castor Seeds Market (2000-2005): Production
in '000 Metric Ton (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Mustard Seeds Market II-15

2. Industry Trends & Issues II-16
Genetics is the New Mantra II-16
Genetically Modified Seeds Replace Crop Protection Chemicals
in Agriculture II-16
Table 28: Worldwide Genetically Modified Seed Acreage (2003):
Percentage Breakdown by Region/Country - USA, Latin America,
Rest of World, and Canada (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-16
Bio-Pharm Crops to Come Under the Scanner II-17
Companies Need to Ward Off Consumer Concerns II-17

3. Competitive Analysis II-18
Pioneer Spearheads High-Value Seeds Market II-18
Syngenta: A Strong Contender in the Market II-18
Leading Players in the Global Seeds Market (2002): Market
Leaders by Crop Type - Corn, Oilseeds, Sugar Beet,
Vegetables, and Flowers II-18
Germplasm: Imperative for Staying Competitive II-19

4. Global Market Analysis II-20
Analysis by Geographic Region II-20
Table 29: World Market for Seeds (2001-2010): Geographic
Regions Ranked by Growth - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20
Analysis by Product Segment II-20
Table 30: World Market for Seeds (2001-2010): Product
Group/Segment Ranked by Growth - Grain Seeds, Vegetable
Seeds, Oilseeds, Horticulture Seeds (Flower Seeds, and
Lawn/Grass Seeds), Fruit Seeds, and Miscellaneous Seeds
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

5. Global Seeds Production & Trade Statistics - Recent Past Review II-21

World Seed Trade Revolves Around the US and European Union II-21
Table 31: Worldwide Seed Trade (2000-2001): Percentage
Breakdown by Seed Type - Beans, Beet (Sugar and Forage),
Corn, Flowers, Forage Other, Grain, Grass, Oil/cotton,
Potatoes, Vegetables, and Other Seeds II-21

Table 32: Worldwide Seed Exports (2001): Exports in US$
Million by Country - USA, Netherlands, France, Denmark,
Germany, Chile, Canada, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Brazil,
Argentina, Hungary, Australia, Austria, New Zealand, Sweden,
Spain, China, Thailand, Turkey, Mexico, India, Czech
Republic, South Africa, Korea, Israel, Russia, Taiwan,
Guatemala, Kenya, Pakistan, Uruguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa
Rica, Ethiopia, Peru, and Finland II-22
Horticulture Crops: The Most Traded Seeds Segment II-23
Table 33: Worldwide Seeds Exchange (2001): Exports in US$
Million by Crop Type - Horticultural Crops, Maize, Herbage
Crops, Potato, Beet, Wheat, and Other Agricultural Crops
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Soybean Seed: The Most Cropped Among Transgenic Varieties II-23
Table 34: Worldwide Cultivation of Transgenic Crops
(1996-2001): Acreage in Million Hectares by Crop Type -
Soybean, Maize, Cottonseed, Rapeseed, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 35: Worldwide Cultivation of Transgenic Crop/Trait
Combination (2000): Percentage Breakdown (in Million
Hectares) by Crop and Trait Type - Soybean, Maize,
Cottonseed, Rapeseed, and Others II-24

Table 36: Worldwide Transgenic Seeds Market (2001-2005):
Annual Sales in US$ Million by Crop Category - Soybean Seed,
Corn Seed, Cottonseed, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-24
North America Witnesses High Penetration of Genetically
Modified Seeds II-24
Table 37: Genetically Modified Seeds Market in North America
(2001 & 2002): Percentage Breakdown by Crop Type - Soybean
Seed, Corn Seed, and Cottonseed (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-25
Oilseeds Market: A Global Perspective II-25
Table 38: Worldwide Oilseed Production (1999-2000):
Percentage Breakdown by Crop Type - Soybean Seed, Rapeseed,
Cottonseed, Peanut Seed, Sunflower Seed, Palm Kernel, and
Copra (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

6. Product Overview II-26
Germplasm: The Determinant of Seed Quality II-26
Usage of Germplasm: An Entry Barrier to the Seed Industry II-26
Improving Seed Characteristics II-26
Hybrids II-26
Varietals II-27
Seeds and Agricultural Biotechnology II-27
Input Traits II-27
Insect Resistance II-27
Herbicide Resistance II-27
Output Traits (Quality Traits) II-27
Product Categorization II-28
Grain Seeds II-28
Vegetable Seeds II-28
Oilseeds II-28
Oilseeds Roll the Agricultural Industry Forward II-28
Types of Oilseeds II-29
Canola/Rapeseed II-29
Rapeseed Oil II-29
Corn Seed Market: Major Players II-30
Sunflower and Safflower Seeds II-30
Roundup Ready Soybeans II-30
Castor Seed II-30
Flaxseed II-30
Cottonseed II-30
Grapeseed II-31
Mustard Seed II-31
Sesame II-31
Oilseeds in Industrial Applications II-31
Horticulture Seeds II-32
Flower Seeds II-32
Lawn/Grass Seeds II-32
Fruit Seeds II-32
Miscellaneous Seeds II-32

7. Research & Development II-33
Advancements in Seed Technology II-33
Hybrid Seeds Replacing Traditional Seeds II-33
Planting Date can Alter Potato Spec II-33
Genetically Modified Gene Flow Over Six Years is Minimal II-34
Treatment with CruiserMaxx Pak to Increase Yield of Golden
Harvest(R) Soybeans II-34

8. Regulatory Environment II-35
Field Generation Marker Required for Seed Potato II-35
Genetic Engineering: Ecologists Denounce Commonplace Use of
GMOS Through Seeds II-35
European Commission Agrees to Eliminate Glucosinolate Testing
for Farm-Saved Oilseeds II-35

9. Product Innovations/Introductions II-36
Dakota Valley Products Launches Novel Sunflower Seeds II-36
Mycogen Seeds Releases Four Latest Sunflower Hybrids II-36
Mycogen Seeds Launches Latest Hybrids of Grain Corn II-36
Garst Seed Company Unveils Four New Sorghum Hybrid Solutions II-36
Garst Seed Company Rolls Out New Soybean Products II-37
Pioneer Brings in Twenty Latest Variants of Soybean II-37
Mycogen Seeds Launches 58 Varieties of Grain Corn Hybrids II-37
Mycogen Seeds Introduces Four New Soybean Varieties II-37
Mycogen Seeds Releases New Corn Hybrid II-37
Mycogen Seeds Introduces New Corn Hybrids II-38
Pioneer Launches 62 Novel Pioneer(R) Brand Corn Hybrids II-38
Garst Seed Company Launches New Corn and Soybean Hybrids II-38
Garst Introduces Advanced Corn Hybrids II-39
Garst to Release Advanced Soybean Varieties II-39
DuPont Introduces New Rapeseed Hybrids in Europe II-39
Garst Introduces Several New Soybean Varieties II-39
Nidera Offers New Sunflower Seed II-39
ICRISAT Develops Hybrid Bajra Seeds II-40
New Crop of Seeds from Vermont Bean II-40
Vesey Seed Offers New Vegetable Varieties II-40
Monsanto Offers YieldGard Plus Corn II-40
Dow and Pioneer Jointly Develop New Herculex I Variety II-40
Gufic Introduces New Varieties in the Indian Vegetable Seeds
Market II-41
Anhui Zhenxin Introduces Zhenxin Sunflower Seeds II-41
Fielder's Choice Launches Polymer-Coated Seeds II-41
Erker Unleashes Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds II-41
Rasi Seeds Offers RCHB-21 Hybrid Seeds II-41
Nath Seeds Launches New Rice Hybrid Varieties II-41
Sunagro Seeds Launches New Hybrid Radish Variety II-41
IndoAmerican Seeds Introduces Hybrid Basmati Rice Seeds II-42
Ag Research Launches Endophyte-Free Fescue II-42
ProAgro Introduces Genetically Modified Mustard Seed II-42
Cheong-sa Ke-De-Xiang Introduces New Variety of Sunflower Seed II-42

10. Recent Industry Activity II-43
Monsanto India to Sell its Sunflower Seeds Business II-43
Monsanto Launches International Seed Group II-43
Monsanto Acquires Agroeste Sementes II-43
Vibha Agrotech Plans New Facilities II-43
Shandong Zhouyuan Enters into Sales and Distribution Agreement
with Chongqing Lifeng II-43
Dow AgroSciences Acquires Duo Maize II-43
Atash Seeds Acquires Majority Stake in Swaghat Seeds II-44
PT Bisi International to Construct Hybrid Corn and Paddy Seed
Plant II-44
Major Indian Oil Seed Companies Form Consortium for Soya Bean
Farming in Paraguay II-44
Nunhems Acquires SeedEx II-44
Monsanto Acquires Delta and Pine Land Company II-44
Bayer CropScience Acquires Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Company II-44
Americot Acquires Delta and Pine Land's NexGen(TM) Brand and
Select Germplasm II-45
PGG Wrightson Acquires Auswest Seeds II-45
Dow Takes Over the French and Austrian Affiliates of Maize
Technologies II-45
Syngenta to Acquire Zeraim Gedera II-45
Advanta India to Take Over Golden Seeds II-45
Syngenta to Acquire Share in Sanbei Seed II-46
Syngenta to Take Over Fischer Group II-46
John Deere to Take Over Conserva Pak Seeding Systems II-46
Origin Agritech Increases Stake in Jilin Changrong High-Tech Seed II-46
Central Garden & Pet Company Takes Over ASP Research II-46
Avesthagen and Groupe Limagrain Jointly Acquire Two Seed
Companies II-47
Scotts Miracle-Gro to Acquire Turfgrass Seed Processing Companies II-47
UAP Holding Acquires AGSCO II-47
Yaaganti Partners with Vikram Seeds II-47
Nunhems and Unilever Enter into Co-development Agreement II-47
Bayer CropScience Enters into Agreement with Plant Health Care II-48
Bayer CropScience Enters into Business and License Agreements
with Monsanto II-48
Monsanto Extends Partnership Agreement with Divergence II-48
Monsanto Establishes International Seed Group II-48
Archer Daniels Midland to Establish Multi-Seed Crushing Plant II-49
Monsanto to Transfer SUDAX(R) and DEKALB(R) Products to Forage
First(TM) Brand II-49
AgSource Seeds and NuTech Seed Merge II-49
Delta & Pine Acquires Syngenta II-49
Merck Acquires Agribiotics II-50
Chemtura Acquires Trace Chemicals II-50
Bayer CropScience Acquires Two Cottonseed Companies II-50
Vilmorin Clause & Cie Acquires Majority Stake in Mikado Seed
Growers II-50
Monsanto Takes Over Gold Country Seed and Heritage Seeds II-50
American Seeds Takes Over Diener Seeds and Sieben Hybrids II-51
Origin Agritech to Acquire Majority Stake in Denong Zhengcheng II-51
American Seeds Acquires Fielder's Choice Direct II-51
Seedway Takes Over Vegetable Seed Business of Chesmore Seed II-51
Beijing Origin Seed Increases Stake in Biocentury Transgene II-52
Favored Acquires Favored Seed II-52
Syngeta Acquires Conrad Fafard II-52
Scotts Miracle-Gro Acquires Stake in Turf-Seed II-53
Scotts Miracle-Gro Takes Over Brands and Assets of Landmark Seed II-53
Vilmorin Acquires Additional Stake in Hazera Genetics from
Megadlei Zeraim II-53
Syngenta Inks Pact with International Seed Holding II-53
Pioneer Hi-Bred Forms Joint Venture with Dunhuang Seed of China II-53
Pioneer Hi-Bred International and Syngenta Seeds Establish
Joint Venture Company II-53
Syngenta and DuPont Enter into Licensing Agreements II-54
Groupe Limagrain Signs Agreement with DLF II-54
Limagrain Enters into Strategic Alliance with Avesthagen II-54
Vilmorin Clause & Cie Integrates Field Seeds Division of
Limagrain II-54
DuPont Expands Pioneer Research Center II-55
Cargill Increases Oilseed Crushing Production in China II-55
Nunhems Division of Bayer Invests in Business Expansion II-55
Genetic Engineering Approval Committee Approves Cultivation of
GM Cotton Hybrids II-55
Producer's Choice Acquires PGI Alfalfa from Seminis Vegetable
Seeds II-55
Delta and Pine Land on Expansion Mode in India II-56
Brazil Initiates OriLeg Program II-56
American Seeds Acquires Five Regional Seed Companies II-56
Landec Acquires Heartland Hybrids II-56
Monsanto Acquires Emergent Genetics II-56
Pickseed Acquires Seed Research II-56
Monsanto Acquires NC+ Hybrids II-57
Monsanto Acquires Seminis II-57
INCOTEC Acquires Flower Seed Technology of Ball II-57
New Seed Potato Industry Taking Shape in North Wales II-58
Koppert Cress and Van der Plas to Start Joint Venture II-58
Vilmorin Clause & Cie Divests Ferry-Morse Seed Company to
Jiffy International II-58
DuPont Acquires Verdia II-58
Channel Bio Acquired by American Seeds II-58
Syngenta Acquires GA21 from Bayer II-58
Monsanto Acquires Canola Seed Division of Interstate Seed II-58
Syngenta Acquires Majority Stake in Golden Harvest Seeds II-59
Mycogen and Pioneer Join Forces II-59
Monsanto Forms American Seeds II-59
Seed Production and Marketing Cooperative Federation Formed to
Market High Quality Seeds II-59
Syngenta Commences Field Trail of a Trait II-59
Landec and Incotec Enter into a Seed Deal II-59
Monsanto Announces Closure of its European Seeds Operations II-60
Seminis Merges with Seminis Merger Corp. II-60
Gufic Enters Indian Vegetable Seeds Market II-60
Land O'Lakes Closes Research Seeds' Facility II-60
Grainco Australian Seeds Merges with Elders Paramount Seeds II-60
Grainboard Allies with Vietnam Northern Food Corporation II-61
Delta and Pine Land Signs Cottonseed Agreement with Syngenta II-61
DuPont Establishes Commercial Agricultural Seed Business in China II-61
Super Seeds Develops GM Cottonseeds II-61
Amareswara Agri-Tech Signs Distribution Pact with Mahindra and
Mahindra II-61
Nath Seeds Collaborates with Biocentury Transgene Company II-61
Hindustan Lever Divests Ownership in Paras Extra Growth Seeds
to Emergent Genetics II-61
Indian Government Gives Nod to Genetically Modified Cottonseeds II-62
Seminis Divests its Seed Technology Business II-62
Court Order Bars DuPont from Selling Monsanto's Roundup Ready
Varieties II-62
Vegetable Seed Oil Products Establishes New Plant II-62
Sheridan Electric Cooperative Hives off Montola Oilseed
Crushing Facility II-62
Eridania Beghin-Say in Restructuring Jig II-62
Procter & Gamble Collaborates with National Center for
Agricultural Utilization Research II-63
BejoSheetal Seeds Joins Hand with West Bengal State Food
Processing & Horticulture Development II-63
Bartlett Grain Acquires Stanton Grain and Genetic Seeds II-63
Dow Enters into Agreement with Rohm & Haas II-63
AWB and Syngenta Seeds Form Joint Venture II-63
Monsanto Canada Acquires Limagrain Canada Seeds II-63
Koipe Acquires Stake in Koipesol Semillas from Eridania II-63
Rallis Hybrid Seeds Merges with Parent Company II-64
Monsanto Starts Up Processing Complex in Brazil II-64
Syngenta Forms Syngenta Seed in South Korea II-64
Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Divests Stake in
SPIC PHI Seeds II-64
Setuza Acquires Lukana II-64
Agro Dynamics Establishes Joint Venture with Grodania II-64
Harris Moran Seed Signs Joint Venture Agreement with SNA II-64
Golden Hope Launches Agro-Portal For Seeds, Fruit Puree II-64
Mycogen Acquires Cargill Hybrid II-65
Biosafety Protocol Ratified at Montreal Conference II-65
Cadila Ties Up with Tazier to Sell Vegetable Seeds in India II-65

11. Focus on Select Global Players II-66
Bayer CropScience AG (Germany) II-66
Garst Seed Company, Inc. (USA) II-66
KWS SAAT AG (Germany) II-66
Landec Ag, Inc. (USA) II-66
Limagrain (France) II-67
Monsanto Company (USA) II-67
Delta and Pine Land (USA) II-67
Emergent Genetics (USA) II-67
Seminis, Inc. (USA) II-68
Mycogen Seeds (USA) II-68
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. (USA) II-68
Sakata Seed Corporation (Japan) II-68
Sapec S.A. (Belgium) II-69
The Pickseed Companies Group (Canada) II-69
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (USA) II-69
Svalof Weibull AB (Sweden) II-69
Syngenta Crop Protection (USA) II-69
Golden Harvest Seeds, Inc. (USA) II-70

12. Global Market Perspective II-71
Table 39: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 40: World Long-term Projections for Seeds by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2011
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 41: World Historic Review for Seeds by Geographic Region
- USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 42: World 20-Year Perspective for Seeds by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Grain Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 44: World Long-term Projections for Grain Seeds by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 45: World Historic Review for Grain Seeds by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 46: World 20-Year Perspective for Grain Seeds by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Vegetable Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 48: World Long-term Projections for Vegetable Seeds by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 49: World Historic Review for Vegetable Seeds by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 50: World 20-Year Perspective for Vegetable Seeds by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 51: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Oilseeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 52: World Long-term Projections for Oilseeds by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 53: World Historic Review for Oilseeds by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 54: World 20-Year Perspective for Oilseeds by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 55: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Horticulture Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 56: World Long-term Projections for Horticulture Seeds
by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 57: World Historic Review for Horticulture Seeds by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 58: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Horticulture Seeds by Product Segment - Flower Seeds and
Lawn/Grass Seeds Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 59: World Long-term Projections for Horticulture Seeds
by Product Segment - Flower Seeds and Lawn & Garden Seeds
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 60: World Historic Review for Horticulture Seeds by
Product Segment - Flower Seeds and Lawn/Grass Seeds
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 61: World 20-Year Perspective for Horticulture Seeds by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

Table 62: World 20-Year Perspective for Horticulture Seeds by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Flower Seeds and Lawn/Grass Seeds Markets for Years 1991,
1997, 2007 & 2010 II-92

Table 63: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Flower Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

Table 64: World Long-term Projections for Flower Seeds by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 65: World Historic Review for Flower Seeds by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

Table 66: World 20-Year Perspective for Flower Seeds by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

Table 67: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Lawn/Grass Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 68: World Long-term Projections for Lawn/Grass Seeds by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 69: World Historic Review for Lawn/Grass Seeds by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 70: World 20-Year Perspective for Lawn/Grass Seeds by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 71: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Fruit Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 72: World Long-term Projections for Fruit Seeds by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 73: World Historic Review for Fruit Seeds by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 74: World 20-Year Perspective for Fruit Seeds by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 75: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Miscellaneous Seeds by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
in US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 76: World Long-term Projections for Miscellaneous Seeds
by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 77: World Historic Review for Miscellaneous Seeds by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in US$ Million for
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 78: World 20-Year Perspective for Miscellaneous Seeds by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
Market Overview III-1
Seeds Demand to Grow Steadily III-1
Flower Seeds Witnessing Strong Growth III-2
Table 79: Sunflower Seeds Market in the US (2000-2005):
Consumption in US$ '000 (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-2
Genetically Modified Seeds III-2
Demand for Labeling Genetically Modified Foods Increases III-2
Soybean Seeds: The Primary Vegetable Oil Source III-2
Key Statistics III-3
Maize (Corn) Seeds III-3
Table 80: Leading Players in the North American Corn Seeds
Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Dupont, Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 81: Maize (Corn) Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006):
Imports in US$ '000 by Select Country - Chile, Argentina,
Canada, and Brazil (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 82: Maize (Corn) Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006):
Exports in US$ Million by Country - Canada, Mexico, Chile,
Pakistan, and France (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Oilseeds III-4
Table 83: Oilseeds Market in the US (2000-2004):
Production in Million Metric Tons and Harvested Area in
Million Hectares (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 84: Oilseeds Market in the US (2000-2007): Imports
in Million Metric Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 85: Oilseeds Market in the US (2004): Percentage
Breakdown of Sales by Seed Type - Soybean Seed, Rapeseed,
Cottonseed, Peanut Seed, Sunflower Seed, Copra, and Palm
Kernel (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Grass Seeds III-5
Table 86: Rye Grass Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006):
Imports in US$ '000 by Select Country - Canada, New
Zealand, and Netherlands (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 87: Timothy Grass Seeds Market in the US
(2003-2006): Imports in US$ '000 by Select Country -
Canada, Japan, and Denmark (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 88: Kentucky Blue Grass Seeds Market in the US
(2002-2006): Exports in US$ Million by Select Country -
Canada, China, Netherlands, South Korea, and Japan
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 89: Rye Grass Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006):
Exports in US$ Million by Select Country - Canada, Japan,
South Korea, Australia, and China (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 90: Timothy Grass Seeds Market in the US (2005 &
2006): Exports in US$ '000 by Select Country - Japan,
Taiwan, South Korea, and Canada (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7
Potato Seeds III-7
Table 91: Potato Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006):
Imports in US$ '000 by Select Country - Canada, Chile,
France, and Netherlands III-7

Table 92: Potato Seeds Market in the US (2002-2006):
Exports in US$ '000 by Select Country - Canada, South
Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, and Singapore (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Soybean Seeds III-8
Table 93: Soybean Seeds Market in the US (2000-2006):
Exports in Million Metric Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-8
Planting Seeds III-8
Table 94: Planting Seeds Market in the US (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Crop Type - Field
Crop Seeds, Grass Seeds, Leguminous Vegetable Seeds, and
Other Plant Seeds (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Seeds Market - A Historical Review III-9
Table 95: Seeds Market in the US (2000): Annual Output,
Acreage, and Exports by Seed Category - Alfalfa Seed,
Cottonseed, Flower Seed, Forage Seed, Maize Seed, Sorghum
Seed, Soybean Seed, Sunflower Seed, Turf Seed, Vegetable
Seed, and Wheat Seed (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Mexico Replaces Italy as the Destination for US Soybean Seeds III-9
Genetically Modified Seeds Acreage III-10
Table 96: Genetically Modified Seeds Market in the US
(2003): Acreage as a Percentage of Total Acreage by Crop
Type - Soybean Seed, Cottonseed, and Corn Seed (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
Product Launches/Developments III-10
Strategic Corporate Developments III-15
Key Players III-25
Garst Seed Company, Inc. III-25
Goldsmith Seeds, Inc. III-25
Landec Ag, Inc. III-25
Monsanto Company III-26
Delta and Pine Land Company III-26
Emergent Genetics III-26
Seminis, Inc. III-26
Mycogen Seeds III-27
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. III-27
Syngenta Crop Protection III-27
Golden Harvest Seeds, Inc. III-27
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company III-28
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 97: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Seeds by Product Group/Segment - Grain Seeds, Vegetable
Seeds, Oilseeds, Horticulture Seeds (Flower Seeds and
Lawn/Grass Seeds), Fruit Seeds, and Miscellaneous Seeds
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 98: US Long-term Projections for Seeds by Product
Group/Segment - Grain Seeds, Vegetable Seeds, Oilseeds,
Horticulture Seeds (Flower Seeds and Lawn/Grass Seeds),
Fruit Seeds, and Miscellaneous Seeds Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 99: US Historic Review for Seeds by Product
Group/Segment - Grain Seeds, Vegetable Seeds, Oilseeds,
Horticulture Seeds (Flower Seeds and Lawn/Grass Seeds),
Fruit Seeds, and Miscellaneous Seeds Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 100: US 20-Year Perspective for Seeds by Product
Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Grain Seeds, Vegetable Seeds, Oilseeds, Horticulture Seeds
(Flower Seeds and Lawn/Grass Seeds), Fruit Seeds, and
Miscellaneous Seeds Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

2. Canada III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Current & Future Analysis III-32
Market Overview III-32
Mustard Seeds Market III-32
Domestic Consumption III-32
Exports III-32
Outlook III-32
Key Statistics III-33
Seeds Market III-33
Table 101: Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2005): Imports in
C$ '000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33
Table 102: Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2005): Imports in
'000 Kg (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34
Table 103: Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2005): Exports in
C$ '000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35
Table 104: Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2005): Exports in
'000 Kg (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36
Oilseeds Market III-36
Table 105: Oilseeds Market in Canada (2005-2007):
Production in '000 Metric Tonnes by Select Crop Type -
Canola Seed, Soybean Seed, and Flaxseed (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 106: Oilseeds Market in Canada (2005-2007): Imports
in '000 Metric Tonnes by Select Crop Type - Soybean Seed,
Canola Seed, and Flaxseed (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 107: Oilseeds Market in Canada (2005-2007): Exports
in '000 Metric Tonnes by Select Crop Type - Canola Seed,
Soybean Seed, and Flaxseed (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 108: Canola Seeds Market in Canada (2001-2005):
Exports in '000 Tonnes by Leading Region/ Country - Japan,
Mexico, USA, China, Pakistan, and Europe (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 109: Rapeseed Market in Canada (2004-2007): Area
Under Cultivation and Harvested Area (In Million
Hectares); Production, Imports, Exports, and Total
Domestic Consumption in Million Metric Tons (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 110: Sunflower Seeds Market in Canada (2004-2007):
Area Under Cultivation and Harvested Area (In '000
Hectares); Production, Imports, Exports, and Total
Domestic Consumption (In '000 Metric Tons) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 111: Soybean Seed Market in Canada (2004-2007): Area
Under Cultivation and Harvested Area in Million Hectares
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40
Canary Seeds Market III-40
Table 112: Canary Seeds Market in Canada (2000-2005):
Harvested Area (In '000 Hectares) and Production (In '000
Tonnes) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 113: Canary Seeds Market in Canada (2000-2005):
Imports in Value (In C$) and Volume (In Tonnes) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 114: Canary Seeds Market in Canada (2000-2005):
Exports in Value (In C$) and Volume (In Tonnes) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42
Maize (Corn) Seeds Market III-42
Table 115: Maize (Corn) Seeds Market in Canada (2006):
Imports in US$ '000 by Select Country - USA, Chile,
France, Argentina, and Germany III-42

Table 116: Maize (Corn) Seeds Market in Canada (2006):
Exports in US$ '000 by Select Country - USA, Iceland,
France,Ukraine, and Grenada (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42
Potato Seeds Market III-43
Table 117: Potato Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2006):
Imports in US$ '000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 118: Potato Seeds Market in Canada (2002-2006):
Exports in US$ Million by Select Country - USA, Mexico,

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