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Markets :: Fine Chemicals/Biotech :: Seeds and traits


January 12, 2009 | REBECCA COONS

Seed Prices Stay Well Grounded Seed value will continue to be driven by the promise of significantly improved yields, coupled with traits replacing or reducing chemical need, says Wilbur Ellis (San Francisco). However, lower commodity crop prices, reduced access to credit, and high fertilizer prices could curtail crop protection chemical growth this year, it says. The global seed market, including genetically modified traits, is likely to increase, says consulting firm Phillips McDougall (Pathhead, U.K.). “Planted acreages in Southern hemisphere countries...

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