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Agrimarketing : February 2009
AG CONSULTING FIRMScontinued frompage 63 comprehensive coverage of the global crop protection and seedmarkets from global totals, through regional analy- sis, down to individual product sales by cropand country. Crop ProtectionOutlook Whilst the U.S. remains the largest countrymarket for agrochemicals, Europe nowexceedsNAFTAas the largest regionworldwide. Until an improvement in 2008, the U.S. agro- chemical sector had declined each year since the 2006 GATT agreement and the introduction of GMcrops. PLANALYTICS by Jed Lafferty Managing Director, Life Sciences Planalytics is the leader in the field of BusinessWeather Intelligence. Since the firm’s founding over a decade ago, hundreds of compa- nies fromMain Street toWall Street have turned to Planalytics for insights into the effects of weather on business perfor- mance. Planalytics MarketInsights portfolio of ana- lytical decision tools for agricul- ture includes: wheat and five other cropswith official government year-end yield results. Slated for launch early in 2009 is Lafferty •WeatherPin, aweb-based applica- tion that features 30 years of agri- culturalweather—including growing degree days (GDDs), solar radiation and humidity. • PestMonitor uses hourlyweather forecast data and published research to predict andmap condi- tions conducive to insects,weeds, crop diseases and livestock stress up to 14 days in advance. •GreenReport Crop Yield Forecasts correlateweekly satellite biomass measurements for corn, soybeans, Planalytics CropPlanner, a dynamic, web-based application that plots his- toric and projected GDDs at the field level. CropPlanner enables users to anticipate and track various events in the development of a crop—such as corn silking or cotton boll opening —aswell as certainweather events, including historic late, early and nor- mal freeze dates. WeatherOutlook Planalytics BusinessMeteorologists anticipate that 2009will once again bring severeweather risks to U.S. agriculture.Aparticular concern heading into spring is the excessive snowamounts in the upperMidwest and the lack of snowcover in the cen- tral Plains hard redwheat areas. AM Doane s a leading provider of analysis and foforecasts to major agricultural supply and fo d companies Our experienced eam of economists pr vides tactical and str ts oane is a leading pri vider of analysis and forecasts tomajor agricultural supply and ffood companies.Our experienced teamof economists provides tactical and strategic insightsegic insights to our clo our clienients. Doane A oane Advisory S y Servces,a divis e Publishing C t P vid A e 250 of Vance Publishing Corporation 77Westport Plaza, Suite 250 St.Louis,Missouri 63146i 63146 Contact David Asbridge phone e-mail 314/372-3575 email@example.com o 64 AgriMarketing s January/February 2009 a division ti sion ion Doane’soane’s AgServ product line provides foforecasts fofor allmajor crops from U.S. oun y data to a global outlook with up t 10-year timeline orecasts. gServ pr vides acreage trade and U.S. price forecasts The Doane Commercial Advisor product line offffefers futures price forecasts and purchasing recommendations to firms that buy agricultural pr ducts he Doane Commercial A visor pr duct line offers futures price foforecasts and purchasing recommendations to firms that buy agricultural products. s AgServ pr duct line pr vides forecasts for all major crops fromU.S.county data to a global outlookwith up to a 10-year timeline.AgServ provides acreage, trade and U.S. price ffo
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