On August 28, Sinoseeds Hybrid Wheat Seed (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (shorted to Sinoseeds Hybrid Wheat) signed a cooperation agreement with Guard Agricultural Research Services (Pvt.) Ltd. (shortened to Guard Agri.) in Beijing. Both sides will cooperate in the promotion and application of China’s two-line hybrid wheat in Pakistan, in order to improve the situation that the output of wheat, Pakistan's most important food crop, remains low, and to improve the producing capability of wheat. The cooperation indicates that the application techniques of the originally developed two-line hybrid wheat take the initial step on its way to internationalization.
Since the 1990s, the research of hybrid wheat made in China, represented by two-line hybrid wheat application techniques, made great breakthroughs based on independent innovation. The hybrid wheat, with an output in large-area test fields increased by over 15%, has the advantages of strong stress resistance, wide adaptability, low usage of seeds, high utilization rate of water and fertilizers, and highly efficient in cost and productivity. For example, the “Jingmai 6” hybrid wheat, developed by Sinoseeds Hybrid Wheat, has been harvested with satisfactory achievements, with an output exceeding 500 kilograms per mu in the sand, increased by over 20% compared with that of traditional wheat varieties.
Sinoseeds Hybrid Wheat, a company jointly built by China National Seed Group Co., Ltd. (shortened to Sinoseeds, a subsidiary of Sinochem Group) and Beijing Engineering Research Center for Hybrid Wheat in October 2011, is the first professional hybrid wheat seed company in China. It’s mainly engaged in promoting the industrialization and internationalization of the two-line hybrid wheat, with its business covering R&D, production, processing, marketing and technique service. In the future, except Pakistan, the company will expand its overseas markets in other countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia and South America, and speed up in the internationalization of hybrid wheat, thereby contributing more to strengthening the cooperation of third world countries in agriculture and safeguarding food security worldwide.