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France’s Maize Seed Production news

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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Maize Day in Poland

Working with local entities such as the PZPK in Poland allows the F.N.P.S.M.S. to keep organising specific events and promoting the advantages of Western genetics.

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Crop Inspection 2020

In France, maize seed production involves observing a series of strict specifications, whose proper implementation is carefully monitored through on-site crop inspections. Valérie Brochet, Head of the F.N.P.S.M.S., summarises the report on the 2020 inspection, which she coordinated.

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World Maize Prices Rise

World maize prices have been rising since mid-summer. The trend is due to the unfavourable weather that damaged crops in many production regions, as well as to a very dynamic world demand.

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Grain, Feed, and Seed, Maize Production in Europe

Maize planted area increased strongly in the spring of 2020 throughout Europe. Although harvests are still ongoing, the first production estimates can already be outlined.

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