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Seed Coating Most Popular Treatment

08 February 2010

CHINA - Seed coating is the most popular chemical treatment technology in China, according to the latest survey by Research and Markets.

Studies by the group found that China consumed 41,277.23 tonnes of agrochemicals for seed treatment with a value of $149.76 million in 2009, meaning the country has become one of the largest consumers of seed treatment agents.

Research and Markets stated that increasing Chinese government attention to seed treatment will increase the take-up of the technology in future years, while the growth of the industry will generate many new commercial opportunities.

The research group went on to say that seed treatment rates for most crops are still low in China compared to developed countries.

Last month, the China Green Agriculture Company announced the release of a new liquid-based fertiliser designed specifically for use in farmland irrigation systems.

It has been developed with the aim of boosting the immune systems of plants and so enhancing productivity.

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