Seed Service

The Seed Service was first published in 2007 and provides subscribers with an information source detailing the leading companies in the global seed industry, accompanied by a review of the overall seed market.

Profiles of the leading countries, products and seed markets provide a comprehensive review of the business environment in which these companies are active and also provides a complete global market analysis. Market forecasts present both a quantitative and qualitative view as to how this environment is expected to change.

The Seed Service represents a 10 year view of the seed industry, providing detailed data and discussion of the previous five years performance along with a forecast for market expectations in the next five year period.

The Seed Service comprises six distinct parts; Industry & Market Overview, Company Section 1, Company Section 2, GM Traits, Crop Markets and Analyst Support

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How can a subscription to Seed Service benefit your business?

Industry & Market Overview

This section provides:

A detailed market analysis of the commercial seed industry and insight into the key events that have impacted the sector at the company, product and market level.

Industry breakdown is presented in terms of:
  • Company Sales
  • Market division by crop and region
  • GM seed
  • A review of R&D

Company Section 1

Profiles of the leading companies in the seed sector, which it currently comprises of:
  • Monsanto
  • DuPont (Pioneer)
  • Bayer
  • Syngenta
  • KWS
  • Dow
  • AgReliant Genetics
  • Vilmorin (Limagrain)
  • DLF – Trifolium
  • Takii
  • Saaten Union
  • Sakata
Each profile describes the history of the company in the seed sector, company organisation, financial analysis, infrastructure and facilities, regional and crop spread, R&D projects and company outlook. Profiles of the leading seed companies are updated annually.

Company Section 2

This profiles many of the medium-sized seed companies that operate on a regional crop basis,including Advanta, Enza Zaden, Origin Agritech, and 10 other companies.

GM Traits

This section focuses on the commercially significant crop traits of the leading global seed companies.The analysis is categorised according to crop and mode of action.

In addition to reviewing market performance and planted areas, this section discusses factors and seed products relevant to the development of the GM seed market, such as refuge requirements, reduced refuge products and refuge in the bag products.

The section also includes details of individual company involvement in research and development and commercialisation of traits and seed products, including input, output and agronomic traits.

Crop Markets

This section details the seed industry at a regional and country level for the major crops, including:

  • Maize
  • Soybean
  • Cotton
  • Rapeseed
  • Sugarbeet

Within each profile information is presented on market value by region and major country, uptake of GM varieties, crop planting and production, key market factors, historical development and seed company shares.


  • Daily news and analysis note – supplied in email format
  • Up-to-date news and information on the world’s agricultural industries
  • Covering crop protection, seeds, biotechnology and related agricultural topics
  • Key data section – headline data for the crop protection, seeds and agricultural biotechnology
  • Industries, including industry value and growth, market breakdown by sector and region, leading company sales etc

Seed Insight

This quarterly newsletter discusses specific areas of the seed industry in detail, providing expert
insight and opinion on the topics of interest.

Analyst Support

If subscribers to AgriService require further explanation or data to help in their understanding of the analysis presented, analysts are available to subscribers by telephone, fax or email.Our analysts have a wealth of experience, with over 50 years of combined experience in the crop protection industry.


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