Seed & Seed Treatment

23rd – 24th May, 2018
London, United Kingdom

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“Outlook on the Global Seed and Seed Treatment”

Global Seed market is expected to reach at USD $78764.1 million by 2022, with a CAGR of 7.1% during 2017-2022

Seed treatment chemical insecticide is the largest segment of seed treatment market and accounts for over 51.3% of the market share.

Organic Seed Market size was more than USD 1.6 billion in 2015 and will witness gains at over 12.5% CAGR from 2016 to 2024.

 

About the Event

The intense competition in the Seed market is the result of constant acquisitions by large companies who are looking to extend their market shares. Conventional seed is projected to be the fastest-growing segment, from 2017 to 2022. As consumer demands and expectations from the food industry continue to evolve, the opportunities for conventional seed is also increasing. Fruits & vegetables crop type segment is also projected to depict high potential for the seed market, and is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR from 2017 to 2022. Asia-Pacific expected to show growth potential in the seed market. Some of the main reasons for this extraordinary growth are continuous increase in the population and the support from governments as well as national and international associations to increase the agricultural production of oil, grains, fruits, and vegetables to meet the need for food products in the region.

The seed treatment market is projected to reach a value of USD 9.82 Billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 10.8%. The high growth potential in emerging markets and untapped regions provides new growth opportunities for the market players. Innovations in seed and treatment techniques have been playing a crucial role in market growth as well as in the profitability of the farmers and vendors of seed treatment solutions. The market is also driven by factors such as acreage and advanced technologies that warrant the need for treated seeds, reduced risk of exceeding minimum residue level, and the increasing prices of GM crops creating a need for crop protection. Several seed companies in the market are investing in R&D to develop target-specific products by studying the control mechanism of biological agents. Such developments in biological seed treatment methodologies is also said to propel the growth of the overall seed treatment market during the forecast period. Also, the penetration and requirement for seeds with modern traits such as genetically engineered corn and soybeans will positively influence the growth of the market.

Cereals & grains is the fastest growing segment in the seed treatment market by crop type during 2016–2021. Seed coating application technique has the largest market in the seed treatment industry. There is a demand for multifunctional seed technologies, is one of the driving factors behind the growth of the seed coating industry. Companies are investing in R&D activities for introducing new and innovative seed technologies that would overcome the difficulty of germination, sowability, flowability, and dust control.

In view of all these developments, Trade Essential, brings to you the Seed & Seed Treatment conference, to discuss the industry’s growth forecast, analyse the regulatory trends, drivers, industry pitfalls, challenges and growth opportunities for participants, the leading market products, applications & regions and how will they perform, the technology & innovation trends, how will they evolve, highlight how companies are they positioned in the market in terms of sustainability, competency, production capacity and strategic outlook.

 

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TENTATIVE CONFERENCE AGENDA*

Seed & Seed Treatment  
23rd – 24th May, 2018
London, United Kingdom

Day 1: 23rd May, 2018
 
 8.30 AM Registration & Coffee
  CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME REMARKS
 
An Insight into Seed Treatment Matters in the Americas
 
An Insight into the Past and Future of Seed Industry
 
Improving Crop Seed Quality and Seedling Performance

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

Prof. Gerhard Leubner
Chair of Plant Biochemistry
Royal Holloway University of London

 
Understanding the Role of Endoreduplication in Seed Development and Germination

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

Prof. Elwira Sliwinska
Professor
UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz, Poland

 
Seed Statistics: An Overview of the International Efforts of the Seed Industry
   
10.30 AM Morning Coffee Break & Networking
 
Guidelines for Quality Management and Stewardship Programs of Treated Seeds
 

Understanding the Impacts of Biopriming Seed Treatment with Rhizobacteria on Plant Growth

 

Highlighting the Influence of Heat Shock on Plant Hormones and Germination

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

 Dr Chae Sun Na
Research manager, Seed viability research team
Seed Vault department Baeckdu Daegan National Arboretum

1.00 PM Networking Lunch
 

Assessing the Enhancement of Plant Tolerance to Abiotic Stress: A Comprehensive Overview

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

Dr Juan Carlos Cabrera
R&D director
Fyteko SA

 

Abiotic Stresses to Seeds: The Adaptive Transcriptional Response to Resist Adverse Conditions.

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

Dr Cristina Barrero Sicilia
Research Fellow
University of Hertfordshire

 

The Timing of Radicle Emergence Provides a Method for Predicting Seed Vigour and Normal Germination.

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

Dr Alison Powell
Chair
ISTA Vigour Committee and the ISTA Seed Science Advisory Group

 

Apprehending Genetic Diversity and Conservation of Genetic Resources in Crops

 3.00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking
 
Optimizing the Process: Applying Digital Imaging Information Technology to Seed Germination Testing

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

Didier Demilly
Phenotyping Engineer
INRA French National Institute for Agricultural Research – GEVES

 
Exploring the Latest Technologies for Limiting Dust-off of Treated Seeds
 
Decoding Seed Vigor for Better Crop Establishment

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

Dr Loic Rajjou
Associate Professor – Chair holder – Plant physiology
AgroParisTech

 
Explaining How Large Isolation Tents can Augment the Quality of Seeds

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

Tomas Funda
Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Working Party
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

  Q & A
  End of Day 1
Day 2: 24th May, 2018
 8.30 AM CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME REMARKS
 

Apprehending the Role of Seed Enhancement Technologies in the Germination

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

Sebastian Blunk
Research Student
University of Nottingham

 

Spectral Imaging Technology for Seed Analysis

10.30 AM Morning Coffee Break & Networking
 

European Outlook: Influence of MRLs on Global Trade

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

Dr José Joao Carvalho
Head of Global Business Development and Regulatory Policy for Agro dossiers
Dr. Knoell Consult

 

Seed Quality: Development and Decline In Planta and Ex Planta and Response to Environment

 

 

 Presenter: 

 

Prof. Richard Ellis
Professor
University of Reading

 

Knowing Spinach Variants: Comprehending Germination and Establishment Considerations

1.00 PM Networking Lunch
 

Comprehending Natural Variation for Seed Longevity and Seed Dormancy

 

Seed Dormancy: Understanding the Role of Enclosing Maternal Tissue Layers

 

Identifying Genetic Resources and Mechanisms for Developing Flooding-tolerant Varieties

3.30 PM Afternoon Coffee Break
 

Maternal Environmental Signalling in the Control of Seed
Germination

 

Next Phase: What are the Impacts of Gene Editing on Global Seed Business?

  Q & A
  End of Conference

*Agenda content and timeline subject to change.

 

   

Dr Alison Powell
Chair
ISTA Vigour Committee and the ISTA Seed Science Advisory Group

Dr Alison Powell began her work on seed quality during her PhD, working on the physiological basis of seed quality in Pisum sativum (garden pea). This basic research was extended to a wide range of temperate and tropical grain legumes and small seeded vegetable species during her career in teaching and research at the Universities of Stirling and Aberdeen. Much of her research has been in collaboration with postgraduate students and visiting scientists from Asia, Africa and South America as well as Europe. Taking research from science into practical use has been an important aspect of her work. Practical outcomes of her international collaborative work have been the inclusion of three vigour tests in the ISTA Rules: electrical conductivity for four grain legumes species, controlled deterioration for Brassica spp. and the radicle emergence test for maize, oilseed rape and radish. She has retired from her post at the University of Aberdeen. She was awarded a DSc in 2005 in acknowledgement of her research contribution to Seed Science. She has been a member of the ISTA Executive Committee, is currently Chair of both the ISTA Vigour Committee and the ISTA Seed Science Advisory Group and was awarded the status of Honorary member of ISTA in 2013. She has been on the Editorial Board of three international plant science journals (Annals of Botany, Journal of Experimental Botany, Seed Science and Technology).

Dr Loic Rajjou
Associate Professor – Chair Holder – Plant Physiology
AgroParisTech

Dr Loic Rajjou research activity is mainly focused on germination and seed vigour issues. Germination can be limited by seed dormancy state and/or by penalizing environmental conditions. In addition, seed viability is a fundamental trait to take into account in the strategies of biodiversity conservation. He has developed a solid expertise in plant physiology and “multi-omic” approaches with a focus on the molecular mechanisms controlling seed germination and the characterization of quality markers of seed vigour.

 

 

Prof. Richard Ellis
Professor
University of Reading

Professor Richard Ellis research at the University of Reading, reported in 345 papers and books, concerns the reproductive biology of agricultural and horticultural crop plants with regard to the effect of environment on both seeds and crops. Research on seeds includes seed quality development and seed storage (including the seed viability equation) and has been applied, for example, to the work of the international network of gene-banks. Research on progress to flowering and photo-thermal environment focuses on global crop adaptation and climate change impacts, and also that of climate variability in terms of extreme events at vulnerable stages of crop development, and what happens after seed set to seed quality development in response to environment in terms of the consequences for subsequent seed survival.

Didier Demilly
Phenotyping Engineer,
INRA French National Institute for Agricultural Research – GEVES

Didier Demilly is a Research Engineer with INRA, working at GEVES – SNES French National Seed Testing Station – Beaucouzé France. The main topic of his research is the development and use of tools for seed and seedling phenotyping via the platform PHENOTIC.

Dr José Joao Carvalho
Head of Global Business Development and Regulatory Policy for Agro dossiers
Dr Knoell Consult

Dr José Joao Carvalho is Head of Global Business Development and Regulatory Policy for Agro dossiers at Dr Knoell Consult, an independent service provider for Regulatory Affairs and Product Registrations since 20 years. With his regional teams, José is looking after new regulatory policies and guidance development in the different regions, focusing on regulatory frameworks impacting agriculture productivity: plant protection products (chemical and non-chemical solutions), new application technologies, soil-less technologies, soil amendments, genetic varieties, water policy.
Previously he was an European and Global Registration Manager for crop protection and biocide products, coordinating active ingredient and product’s dossiers for approval by national regulatory agencies (market-assess) in different regions, on behalf of several R&D multinational companies.

Dr Chae Sun Na
Research Manager, Seed Viability Research Team
Seed Vault department Baeckdu Daegan National Arboretum

Dr Chae Sun Na is the Research Manager of Seed viability research team in Seed Valt Department at Baeckdu Daegan National Arboretum, Seoul, Republic of Korea. She has also been a Lecturer & Research Professor at Hankyeong National University. Dr Chae Completed her Phd in 2012 in Bioresource and Ecology. She has been a part of various break through researches in Plant hormones and Germination. Being a holder of 4 patents and author of 2 books, and 14 Journals, Dr chae has had many research experiences including Seed longevity, Analysis of Weed Vegetation, soil quality, Cultivation of Plants etc.

Tomáš Funda
Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Working Party
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Tomáš is a researcher at the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Umeå Plant Science Centre) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå, Sweden. He received his masters’ degree in Forestry Engineering (Ing.) in 2003 from the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic, and in 2012 he completed a PhD degree in Forest Genetics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Tomas has been focusing on studying the mating dynamics of forest tree seed orchards. He estimates the genetic quality of seed crops through the quantification of male and female reproductive success, self-fertilization and pollen contamination. He has co-developed an optimization model for balancing genetic gain and diversity in seed orchard crops and has evaluated several clone-deployment and management strategies for improving seed orchards’ seed quality through the use of molecular markers.

Tomas has taught several undergraduate courses on forest dendrology, genetics and tree breeding. As a Deputy Coordinator of the IUFRO Working Group 2.09.01 “Seed Orchards”, he chaired an international IUFRO Seed Orchard Conference held in Sweden in 2017.

Sebastian Blunk
Research Student
University of Nottingham

Sebastian Blunk received his BSc in Bioinformatics and Genome Research at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) in 2013 and received the MSc in Genome Based Systems Biology at the University of Bielefeld in 2015. He then moved to the University of Nottingham, Nottingham (UK) to study the germination behaviour of sugar beet seeds in situ and seed soil interactions using X-ray Computed Tomography (X-ray CT) for his PhD funded by Syngenta. His work focuses on exploring the interface between the seed and soil to identify and characterise the key players in succesful germination.

Prof. Elwira Sliwinska
Professor
UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz

Prof. Elwira Sliwinska is Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Cytometry at the UST in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She began her career conducting research on seeds of sugar beet, in cooperation with several European seed companies. She has worked as a Visiting Scientist at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA and the University of Guelph, Canada, has been a member of the Seed Quality and Testing Group of the International Institute for Scientific Seed research (IIRB), is the Regional Representative for Eastern Europe and Russia of the International Society for Seed Science (ISSS), and is an EC expert. She has published circa150 scientific papers, reviews and books. Her present research is focused on applying flow cytometry to plant genome estimation as well as to the establishment of cell cycle and endoreduplication intensity during seed development and germination, and during development of different seedling/plant organs of various species. The information gainedcan be applied not only by researchers, but also by plant breeders, especially in polyploid and hybrid breeding, and by seed producers to follow the physiological status of seeds during development, maturation, and germination/priming.

Dr Juan Carlos Cabrera
R&D director
Fyteko SA

Dr Cabrera (PhD in chemistry from Havana University, Cuba and PhD in biology from Namur University, Belgium) conducted post-doctoral work at Valencia University, Spain, National Institute for Agronomic Research INRA-Nantes, France and Namur University, Belgium. He is Project Manager at the biotechnology unit of Materia Nova, associate researcher at the university of Mons, and R&D director of Fyteko SA, Belgium. He is mostly interested in the development of new bioactive molecules acting as plant biostimulants.

Dr Cristina Barrero Sicilia
Research Fellow
University of Hertfordshire

Dr Barrero-Sicilia is a Research Fellow in Systems Biology for Food and Disease, working between the School of Life and Medical Sciences (within the Centre of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Management) and the School of Computer Science at University of Hertfordshire. Cristina is an expert plant molecular biologist focused in elucidating plant biological mechanisms such as seed development/germination or plant response to abiotic stresses, and transferring the acquired knowledge in model plants to improve traits in agronomic crops.

Prof. Gerhard Leubner
Chair of Plant Biochemistry
Royal Holloway University of London

Prof. Gerhard Leubner is Consultant to KWS Saat SE (Einbeck, Germany) Sugarbeet Seed Quality, Production and Technology and leads several projects on sugar beet seed quality, aging, and priming with KWS Saat SE, as well as projects on seed treatment with beneficial microbes with Azotic Technologies (Nottingham, UK). His research group aims to understand the molecular basis underlying seed dormancy, longevity and germination to be able to improve seed quality and seedling performance of horticultural and agricultural crops in a changing climate by breeding and appropriate seed treatment and enhancement technologies.

Important discoveries in the field of crop and weed seed germination, dormancy and seed quality and technology using interdisciplinary and integrative approaches including molecular biomechanics. Lead PI of the ERA-CAPS European Network Consortium “SeedAdapt” (www.seedadapt.eu), of a BBSRC project on seed proanthocyanidins, and of several applied projects in collaboration with seed industry. This includes the AgriTech Catalyst Projects “Novel biomaterial engineering Technologies, molecular and hormone analyses to improve vegetable seed priming and production in stressful environments” with Elsoms Seeds (Spalding, UK) and “Innovative oxygen- and epigenetics-related assays and marker for Allium seed quality” with Tozer Seeds (Cobham, UK). 

 

 

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