The "Suggestions for Accelerating Development of Modern Crop Seed Industry" was released in April 2011, which leads to certain fluctuations in domestic seed industry. While the most glaring concern should be that seed companies are amplifying efforts to collaborate with research institutes, in order to improve their overall technology level in variety breeding.
Aiming to become main force for variety breeding, not a few companies have invested heavily to establish R&D centers, by introducing advanced equipment and facilities, and technical personnel. Due to lack of attention in R&D for a long time, most seed companies have seriously lagged behind in variety breeding. Therefore, research institutes who possess abundant breeding experience and senior research talents, are certainly considered as best partners for seed companies to improve variety breeding.
Apart from large-size enterprises such as CNSGC, Winall Hi-tech, etc., many fast-growing companies like Henan Qiule and Guangxi Zhaohe, also spare no effort to seek collaboration with local research institutes, in order to further enhance their regional advantages.
As for research institutes, they also actively get close to seed companies. For example, Hunan Academy of Agricultural Sciences releases that it shall phase out commercial breeding and turn to basic and public research in the future, to provide research services for seed companies.