Biological Seed Treatment Market Is Expected To Grow At A CAGR Of 13.1% FROM 2018-2027
According to Stratistics MRC, the “Global BiologicalSeed Treatment Market” is accounted for $823.48 million in 2018 and is expected
to reach $2,493.54 million by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 13.1% during the
forecast period. Increasing demand for chemical-free crops, less labor
intensity, and focus on premium quality agricultural products are the major
factors driving the market growth. However, limited product availability may
hinder the growth of the market.
Seed treatment involves the application of chemical,
physical, and biological agents during planting to improve the health of crops.
It controls soil- and seed-borne infections and diseases. In addition, it
improves the harvest, reduces germination time, and enhances overall
By Crop, Grains and Cereals segment is likely to have a huge demand during the
forecast period. The need for biological seed treatment in grains and cereals,
especially corn, has been experiencing generous growth due to its noteworthy demand
in the feed and automotive industries.
Based on Type,
Microbials segment is going to have a lucrative growth during the forecast
period. Microbial seed treatment consists of fungal as well as bacterial seed
treatment. In microbial treatment, bacteria, such as Bacillus, Rhizobia,
Pseudomonas, and Streptomyces, and fungi, such as mycorrhizae, Trichoderma
harzianum, and Penicillium billion are used to destroy the pathogens and improve
These are highly efficient in shielding crops from drought,
insects, pests, and plant diseases. Some bacteria such as Rhizobacteria, carry
out nitrogen fixation, release antibiotics to destroy pathogens, amplify the
availability of phosphorous, stimulate systematic resistance to plant
pathogens, and are vital for the wellbeing of a plant. Bacteria, such as
Streptomyces Bacillus and Pseudomonas, release soluble phosphorus and reduce the dependency of crops on phosphate-based fertilizers.
Seeds treatment is able to
provide an effective mechanism for the placement of microbial inoculum in the
soil environment, where they are suitably located to inhabit the seedling &
roots and guard them against soil-borne diseases and pests.
Depending upon the treatment, the Seed Dressing
segment dominates the market for biological seed treatment. It is the
most common method of seed treatment. The seed is dressed with either a dry
formulation or wet treated with a slurry or fluid formulation. Dressings can be
applied at both farms and industries.
Reasonably priced earthen pots can be used
for mixing pesticides with seed or seed can be spread on a polythene sheet and the requisite
amount of chemical can be sprinkled on seed lot and mixed mechanically by the
farmers. Dressing ensures seed protection during germination and also assures the healthiness of plants at the commencement of plant growth and development.
On the basis of Function, the Seed Enhancement segment
is anticipated to hold
considerable market share during the forecast period. Seed enhancement is an
array of treatments of seeds that enhances their performance after harvesting
and conditioning, but before they are sown. They include hardening, priming,
steeping, pre germination, pelleting, film-coating, encrusting, tagging, and
others, but excludes treatments for control of seed-borne pathogens.
By geography, North America is going to have a lucrative growth during the forecast
period owing to the streamlined strategy, procedures, and effective
response adopted by agrochemical authorities in the region. The number of
organic producers in this region has increased considerably. Most of the
organic producers are based in the US and Canada.
of the key players in Biological Seed Treatment Market include BASF, Bayer, Dupont,
Precision Laboratories, Syngenta, Koppert, Italpollina, Valent Biosciences, Monsanto Bio at, Incotec, Plant Health Care, Verdesian Life Sciences, Groundwork Bio Ag, Novozymes,
and Marrone Bio Innovations.