EU seed observatory: stocks trend down

EU seed observatory: stocks trend down

The F.N.P.S.M.S (the French National Federation of Maize and Sorghum Seed Production) has published its observatory report on maize seed stocks (seed bag numbers). According to this data, the stock decline is confirmed at the end of the 2019 marketing year, against the background of a dynamic EU maize market. Furthermore, in the light of the challenging 2019 production conditions and ongoing market developments, a new stock decrease may be expected at the end of June 2020.

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Silage maize : FNPSMS on tour for promotion

As an organisation that is particularly committed to promoting the maize plant, the FNPSMS has organised several events dedicated to this plant, throughout Eastern Europe. A quick glance at this year’s activities, below :

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Maize and its high-quality genetics: a true potential for Kazakhstan

A delegation of Kazakh agriculture decision-makers visited France this past September. The event offered an opportunity for the FNPSMS – the French interprofessional organisation of maize and sorghum seed production – to be received by the Kazakh Embassy and to meet several important officials, particularly the Kazakh Vice Minister for Agriculture, H.E. the Ambassador of Kazakhstan, and the Head of the country’s agronomic research centre.

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European prices still under pressure

November saw a renewed fall of world prices at the CBOT. Despite delays and sometimes difficult weather, the US harvest is making progress and production has not been estimated down significantly by the USDA for the time being

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Markets: European Corn Area Rebounds in 2019, While Seed Stocks Go Down

An update of our monitoring centre indicates that the EU maize seed sales from the 2019 plantings are up 2,7 percent.

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France Strengthens Its European Leadership in Maize Seed Production

With 68 200 hectares and 46 percent of Europe’s maize production programme, France strengthens its European leadership in maize seed production.

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ISF – First Success for the FNPSMS

The FNPSMS took part in an ISF (International Seed Federation) Congress, which took place in Nice between June 3 and June 5, 2019 and was attended by 1700 participants.

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News ARVALIS : RECORD FLOWERING DATES OF YOUR FEED MAIZE TO OPTIMISE SILAGE QUALITY

Maize flowering is not necessarily what we think it is. It is not male flowering, which consists in tassel forming at the uppermost tip of the plant (a phenomenon that is visible from the field edge), but female flowering, which consists in silking – silk forming at the tip of the ears, at the height of the crop’s development.

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“Maize in France” – a Brand and a Website for the French Maize Seed Industry

The French maize seed production industry is equipping itself with a brand name, in order to highlight the expertise of its actors and high quality of its production. Hence, the Maize in France – Semences d’Excellence brand will from now on be the signature line of all communication and promotion activities carried out by the FNPSMS in and outside France. A website with the same name is also accessible, providing internet users with ample information ranging from specific issues regarding seed production, to industry assets, as well as a platform of technical advice aimed at optimising maize production.

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FNPSMS to Host the Nice ISF Congress in June

Every year, the ISF Congress gathers together seed companies from around the world, for three days of meetings and debates.

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