HSDC is yet to Fixed Price of Wheat Seed

Though sowing of the crop has already begun, the Haryana Seed Development Corporation (HSDC) is still to start the sale of wheat seed, forcing farmers to buy seed from private dealers.
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Farmers Developing Blind Faith in Pesticide and Seed Dealers

The failure of the state agriculture department in taking good agricultural practices to fields has resulted in farmers developing blind faith in pesticide and seed dealers.
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Andhra Pradesh to develop State as the seed capital

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu laid the foundation stone for a Rs. 675-crore mega Seed Park to come up on a 650-acre land at Thangadancha in Jupadu Bungalow mandal in Kurnool district.
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Trichy Farmers Use Non-Certified Seeds

Hundreds of farmers from Trichy district have opted for samba cultivation using paddy seeds. These paddy seeds are available with private agencies claiming that varieties like Karnataka Ponni help them get more yield than the one available with agriculture department. They also claimed that these varieties would be pest-resistant.
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Johor Govt plans to establish seed and livestock banks

The Johor Government plans to establish seed and livestock banks to supply high quality seeds (for agriculture), fishery and livestock by next year to increase the level of production.
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Accelerating Imports of Marigold Seeds in Thailand

Thailand usually imports around 300-350 kg per year of marigold seeds from India and Tanzania. This includes 250 kg of cut flower type seeds 50kg of pot-plant type seeds per year respectively.
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Rise in Demand of Mustard Seed from Millers

On limited supply Mustard seed has turned costlier in Indian markets amid steady demand from millers.
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Increased level of Field Testing activity of GM Seeds in India.

Since the last two years the seed industry in India is witnessing increased level of activity and enthusiasm over field testing of genetically modified (GM) seeds. Field trials of GM seeds for crops such as cotton, rice, maize, brinjal, mustard and chickpea are underway in some states.
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PAU Inks Pact with RR Seeds Agri-Tech

For the commercialization of chilli hybrid CH 27(Chilli Parent Lines) in India, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has entered into an agreement with RR Seeds Agri-Tech (P) Ltd, Harihara, Davanagere (Karnataka).
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S&W Seed Company Announces New Sunflower License Agreement

S&W Seed Company announced the company has signed a new license agreement for production and marketing of two sunflower varieties for the Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan with a seed company with significant distribution throughout the region.
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UPL Seed Company to Build a Productive Rice Value Chain in India.

Amira Nature Foods, manufacturer of branded speciality rice, including basmati and other food products and UPL Limited, a crop protection and seed company have created a strategic alliance to build a productive rice value chain in India and also in other parts of the world.
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Seed Marketing News: Indian Sesame Seeds Seeks Japanese Market Access.

Officials told that India’s Commerce Ministry will be pushing a proposal asking Japan to bring its big ‘general trading companies’ such as Itochu, Mitsui and Mitsubishi to India for bulk purchase of sesame seeds (till).
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Seed Marketing News: Promotion of Indigenous Seeds in the Maharashtra

Indigenous cotton seeds have taken a back seat as farmers have been lured by much hyped assurance of high yield, with the advent of genetically-modified Bt cotton in Indian market.
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Hybrid Seeds News: Punjab State is Providing Subsidy on Maize Seed

Punjab state is providing subsidy on maize seed at the rate of Rs 84 per kilogram. State government has promotes maize cultivation and they urged farmers to cultivate maize instead of the water-guzzling paddy.
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Farmers are Unable to Afford Certified Seeds.

This season cash-strapped farmers have been forced to sow uncertified wheat seed, because of faced with regular crop failure. This despite the Agriculture Department offering subsidy and Punjab Agricultural University organising awareness drives regularly.
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Seed Companies Should Focus On Multiple Geographies

In a chat with ET Now, Deven Choksey, Managing Director, KR Choksey Investment Managers, shares his opinions and views on stocks of companies that are into seeds business.
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MNC Seed Majors are Growing Deep Roots in Nabarangpur.

Nabarangpur is India’s district with over 70% Adivasi and Dalit population and yet a booming market for multinational and large domestic seed companies. The likes of Bayer CropScience, Syngenta, DuPont-Pioneer, Tata-Metahelix, US Agriseeds, Shriram Bioseed, JK Seeds and Advanta are reckoned to have sold 600-650 tonnes of hybrid paddy seeds in Nabarangpur district this kharif season.
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Research and Markets "Seed Market in Europe 2015-2019" Report

The seed market globally has seen many innovations in seed technology over the years, which has improved seed quality and selection and provided a wider range of varieties with desired characteristics and suited to specific conditions and geographies. Result of this is the better-quality crop production and help in meeting global growing demand for food world over. The seeds market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 10.57%
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Seed Industry: Rice Seed Exports Restricted by Government.

The government restricted export of rice seeds on 7th October, a decision that the industry said will help curb overseas shipments of basmati rice seeds and ward off any attempt to patent premium Indian aromatic rice by other countries.
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Seed Industry: Yuan Devaluation Exports Pulls Down Sesame, Groundnut Seed by 24%

The devaluation of the Chinese yuan along with crisis in the European Union have pulled down groundnut and sesame seed exports by around 24% (in volume terms) during the April to August period of the current financial year.
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Seed Industry: Soya bean Seed Processors Demand Ban on Future Trading.

Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA) which is the soya bean processors body has asked regulator Sebi to ban futures trading in soya bean seeds while alleging that "unscrupulous operators" are rigging prices of the commodity which has hit the processing industry.
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Seed Industry: Cottonseed on pick-up in demand from retailers.

Prices of cottonseed up to Rs 50 per quintal at the wholesale oils and oilseeds market today due to pick up in demand from retailers. Traders said pick-up in demand from retailers mainly attributed the rise in cottonseed prices.
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Seed Industry Expected to Continue at the Double Digit Rate.

Ratings agency ICRA has said that seed industry is expected to continue to grow at double-digit rate over the farmers opting for improved varieties of hybrid seeds and improvement in seed replacement ratio (SRR). The favourable policy environment aimed at boosting agricultural productivity through National Food Security Mission augurs and supporting the usage of seeds through National Seeds Plan well for the industry.
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Telangana state to become 'Seed Bowl' of India

The state agriculture department of Telangana is planning to make the state ‘Seed Bowl’ of the country as wish of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Officials are planning to produce soyabean seed locally, as part of their initial step. Farmers will raise soyabean in around 2 lakh hectares in the state.
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Indian sesame seed exports is may revive by South Korean order.

At a time when sesame seed exports from India have been dull due to weak global demand and higher inventory, a 6,000 tonnes order from South Korea may result in a turnaround. The order is a result of bids invited by South Korea which India won recently. Five nations including India had bid early this month wherein finally six Indian companies won for an export order of 6,000 tonnes of premium and semi premium quality sesame seed.
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