The “Seeds for Future” Campaign

France’s Maize Seed Production news

The “Seeds for Future” Campaign

Several promotion events will be organised this year, focusing on European seeds.

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Maize Planting: the Key Stage

Planting should be done precisely and with the idea of good establishment quality in mind, as this has a decisive influence on the crop’s development and resulting yields. A solid mastery of all these parameters is vital at this stage.

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Maize Crop Steady in Spite of Disrupted World Market

Maize plantings sped up throughout Europe at the end of April, after rather cold weather conditions in the early part of the month. In spite of the soaring production costs, maize areas should not drop much in the EU. On the other hand, they are expected to be significant in Ukraine, as a result of the war.

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UKRAINE INVASION IMPACTS WORLD MAIZE MARKET

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – the world’s fourth maize exporter – has had a strong impact on the world market of maize since the end of February, causing a significant price spike.

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EU Market for Maize Seeds, 2022 – Trends and Supply

European maize plantings are expected to remain stable in the spring of 2022, due to promising prices on the grain maize market and good yields in most European production countries. Europe’s seed production area has broken previous records, in 2021, having stood at 304 000 hectares.

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Maize Prices Remain Relatively Stable, at High Levels

Market fundamentals remain solid and justify current price levels, particularly since the situation is tense on the world wheat market. In 2021/22, maize may become the first cereal plant traded worldwide, standing at 200 000 tons, above wheat. However, a return of volatility and rising prices may cloud the situation.

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Choosing one’s maize variety

To choose one’s maize variety is to compromise among several factors: earliness adapted to local climate, consistent productivity, and tolerance to stressors such as lodging, drought, or disease.

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“Seeds for Future” Promotion Campaign

Learn about the Various Field Days Focused on Promoting Maize and Western Maize Genetics

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Sylvie Brunel’s Column

A column that offers an objective look on today’s agriculture and reminds us of the importance of maize, genetic progress, and food self-sufficiency.

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“Ich liebe Maize in France”

Already trilingual, the Maize in France website will from now on be also available in German.

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