Agricultural Biologicals Market

Agricultural Biologicals Market

Agricultural Biologicals Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Source (Microbials, Biochemicals), Crop Type (Row Crops, Macroindicators), Application, and By Geography

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Published: 2022 ID: SMRC21609

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2021)

US $11.34 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $31.47 BN

CAGR (2021 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

North America

Fastest Growing Market

Asia Pacific

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Agricultural Biologicals Market is accounted for $11.34 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $31.47 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 15.7% during the forecast period. Agricultural biologicals are plant protection products derived from organic matter, such as microorganisms, insects, and plant or animal extracts. They are considered comparatively safe and do not leave residues on the crops. Agricultural biologicals are produced with ingredients of natural origin and are thus completely biodegradable as well as non-toxic to plants and consumers alike. 

Organic farming enables the production of high-quality, certified, controlled, and safe food. According to a study by the Organic Trade Association in 2019, organic food products accounted for 90% of the overall organic product industry. The interest of consumers in organic agricultural production has been growing at an unprecedented rate over the last few years. In the financial year 2021, more than two percent of the net area in India was under organic farming, this was an increase from last year. According to Food and Agriculture Organization, organic agriculture is practiced in 187 countries, and 72.3 million hectares of agricultural land were managed organically by at least 3.1 million farmers.

Market Dynamics:


Increasing demand for biological

The rising demand for biologicals is expanding essentially in modern agriculture practices, attributable to the increasing requirement for more secure and residue-free food among consumers across the globe. Moreover, biologicals play a crucial role in improving soil fertility, along with ensuring long-term sustainability. Rapid shift towards organic farming and decrease of chemical residues in the environment are likewise driving the agricultural biologicals market. In addition, the rising acceptance of biopesticides in different developing countries, and the growing requirement for quality food to cater to demand from a rapidly increasing global populace are factors supporting the growth of the agricultural biologicals market. 


Environmental constraints

Agricultural biologicals have a short shelf life and a chance of contamination. The main issue in agricultural inoculation technique is the survival of microorganisms during storage; the other problematic parameters include direct exposure to sunlight, culture mediums, physiological state of the microorganisms when harvested, temperature maintenance during storage, and water activity inoculants that influence their shelf life. Various products can produce different results as far as compatibility with agricultural microbials. Biofertilizers are generally mixed with fertilizers, as there may be compatibility issues between the chemicals utilized in fertilizers and biofertilizers.


Increasing importance of sustainable food production

The concept of bio-farming is effectively acquiring popularity as it depends on the utilization of organic and biofertilizers instead of the utilization of chemical fertilizers as well as the use of safe green pesticides and pesticides. By adopting sustainable practices, farmers decrease their dependence on non-renewable energy, lessen chemical use and save scarce resources. Keeping the land healthy and replenished can go a long way when considering the increasing population and demand for food. Food organizations are increasing their sustainable efforts, teaming up with their providers, and fine-tuning their business models, which, in turn, provide ample opportunities for market growth.


High preference for agrochemicals among farmers across regions

Biologicals do not pose a risk to the organisms that are beneficial to the development of the crop but only target specific pests and related species. It also does not harm the farmers and offers the advantages of short field Restricted-Entry Interval (REI), because of which farmers can access the fields frequently. However, there are certain barriers to the adoption of biologicals. For instance, the conventional pesticide and fertilizer market is well-established and has different products in the market. Farmers are risk-averse to adopting biologicals, as they are accustomed to the utilization of conventional pesticides and fertilizers because of the perception of higher yield. Moreover, farmers have a perception that biologicals are costlier than conventional products, which also poses a challenge to the adoption of biologicals. 

The foliar spray segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The foliar spray segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth owing to its increasing adoption by large as well as small-scale organic and also conventional farmers. Foliar applications help plants in compensating for soil deficiencies such as low fertility and low soil temperature during the growing season. Foliar feeding can be planned to enhance key phases of the plant’s life cycle, such as seedling emergence, rapid growth phases, blooming, fruiting, and seed development. 

The fruits and vegetables segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The fruits and vegetables segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period owing to its growing demand across the globe attributed to various health benefits offered by them. High demand for organic seasonal and continental fruits and vegetables especially across developed economies is expected to increase the demand for agricultural biologicals in the production of different fruit & vegetable varieties.

Region with highest share:

North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period due to increasing acreage for field crops, constantly evolving agricultural practices in the region for farming techniques, government regulations promoting sustainable farming methods, and the rising case of infestation by plant pathogens on these crops. In addition, an easy regulation framework for biopesticide registration in the US is one of the key factors driving the growth of the North American market.

Region with highest CAGR:

Asia Pacific is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to increasing consumer preference for organic food coupled with regulatory initiatives and agricultural reforms undertaken by various governments. The growing number of organic farms in prominent economies, stringent regulations on the use of various synthetic crop protection chemicals to safeguard the environment, availability of advanced agricultural product development technologies, equipment, and ongoing projects will boost the market in the region.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Agricultural Biologicals Market include Vegalab SA, Bayer AG, UPL, Trade Corporation International, Syngenta, Biolchim SPA, Rhizobacter, Marrone Bio Innovation, Inc, Lallemand Inc, Koppert Biologicals System, Gowan Company, Biovert S.L., Stockton Bio AG, BASF, and Valent Bioscience.   

Key Developments:

In October 2021, BASF collaborated with Vipergen, a global leader in research services, to apply technology to discover new active ingredients for sustainable crop protection products more efficiently and quickly. The collaboration with Vipergen will complement their set of tools aimed at developing novel, world-class, sustainable crop protection solutions for a connected offer that will benefit farmers, consumers, and the environment.

In October 2020, Syngenta acquired Valagro. Valagro would continue to operate as an independent brand in the market within the Syngenta Crop Protection business. Valagro’s well-established portfolio in biostimulants and specialty nutrients would complement both Syngenta Crop Protection's current range of biostimulants and biocontrols, as well as its future pipeline of biological solutions.
Sources Covered:
• Microbials
• Biochemicals
• Macro Organisms
Product Types Covered:
• Semiochemicals
• Natural Products
• Macrobials
Crop Types Covered:
• Turf and Ornamentals
• Row Crops
• Oilseeds and Pulses
• Macroindicators
• Fruits and Vegetables
• Cereals and Grains
Formulations Covered:
• Liquid
• Dry
Functions Covered:
• Crop Enhancement
• Crop Protection (Biocontrol)
Mode of Applications Covered:
• Soil Treatment
• Post-Harvest
• Foliar Spray
• Seed Treatment
Applications Covered:
• Analytical
• Field Support
• Regulatory
End Users Covered:
• Biological Product Manufacturers
• Government Agencies

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan       
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary               
2 Preface                
 2.1 Abstract               
 2.2 Stake Holders              
 2.3 Research Scope              
 2.4 Research Methodology             
  2.4.1 Data Mining             
  2.4.2 Data Analysis             
  2.4.3 Data Validation             
  2.4.4 Research Approach             
 2.5 Research Sources              
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources            
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources            
  2.5.3 Assumptions             
3 Market Trend Analysis              
 3.1 Introduction              
 3.2 Drivers               
 3.3 Restraints              
 3.4 Opportunities              
 3.5 Threats               
 3.6 Product Analysis              
 3.7 Application Analysis              
 3.8 End User Analysis              
 3.9 Emerging Markets              
 3.10 Impact of Covid-19              
4 Porters Five Force Analysis              
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers             
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers             
 4.3 Threat of substitutes             
 4.4 Threat of new entrants             
 4.5 Competitive rivalry              
5 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market, By Source            
 5.1 Introduction               
 5.2 Microbials              
 5.3 Biochemicals              
 5.4 Macro Organisms              
6 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market, By Product
 6.1 Introduction              
 6.2 Semiochemicals              
 6.3 Natural Products              
 6.4 Macrobials              
7 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market, By Crop Type           
 7.1 Introduction              
 7.2 Turf and Ornamentals             
 7.3 Row Crops              
 7.4 Oilseeds and Pulses              
 7.5 Macroindicators              
 7.6 Fruits and Vegetables             
 7.7 Cereals and Grains              
8 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market, By Formulation           
 8.1 Introduction               
 8.2 Liquid               
 8.3 Dry               
9 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market, By Function            
 9.1 Introduction              
 9.2 Crop Enhancement              
  9.2.1 Biostimulants         Seaweed Extract       Organic Acids       Biostimulant Microbials      Amino Acids            
  9.2.2 Biopesticides             
  9.2.3 Biofertilizers        Phosphate Solubilizing      Nitrogen Fixation            
  9.2.4 Bionematicides             
  9.2.5 Agricultural Inoculants            
  9.2.6 Biological Seed Treatment            
  9.2.7 Pheromones             
  9.2.8 Biofungicides              
  9.2.9 Bioinsecticides             
 9.3 Crop Protection (Biocontrol)             
10 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market, By Mode of Application          
 10.1 Introduction              
 10.2 Soil Treatment               
 10.3 Post-Harvest              
 10.4 Foliar Spray              
 10.5 Seed Treatment              
11 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market, By Application           
 11.1 Introduction              
 11.2 Analytical               
 11.3 Field Support              
 11.4 Regulatory              
12 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market, By End User            
 12.1 Introduction              
 12.2 Biological Product Manufacturers            
 12.3 Government Agencies             
13 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market, By Geography           
 13.1 Introduction              
 13.2 North America              
  13.2.1 US              
  13.2.2 Canada              
  13.2.3 Mexico              
 13.3 Europe               
  13.3.1 Germany              
  13.3.2 UK              
  13.3.3 Italy              
  13.3.4 France              
  13.3.5 Spain              
  13.3.6 Rest of Europe             
 13.4 Asia Pacific              
  13.4.1 Japan              
  13.4.2 China              
  13.4.3 India              
  13.4.4 Australia              
  13.4.5 New Zealand             
  13.4.6 South Korea             
  13.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific             
 13.5 South America              
  13.5.1 Argentina             
  13.5.2 Brazil              
  13.5.3 Chile              
  13.5.4 Rest of South America            
 13.6 Middle East & Africa             
  13.6.1 Saudi Arabia             
  13.6.2 UAE              
  13.6.3 Qatar              
  13.6.4 South Africa             
  13.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa            
14 Key Developments               
 14.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures          
 14.2 Acquisitions & Mergers             
 14.3 New Product Launch             
 14.4 Expansions              
 14.5 Other Key Strategies             
15 Company Profiling               
 15.1 Vegalab SA              
 15.2 Bayer AG               
 15.3 UPL               
 15.4 Trade Corporation International             
 15.5 Syngenta               
 15.6 Biolchim SPA              
 15.7 Rhizobacter              
 15.8 Marrone Bio Innovation, Inc             
 15.9 Lallemand Inc              
 15.10 Koppert Biologicals System             
 15.11 Gowan Company              
 15.12 Biovert S.L.              
 15.13 Stockton Bio AG              
 15.14 BASF               
 15.15 Valent Bioscience                
List of Tables                
1 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)         
2 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Source (2020-2028) ($MN)         
3 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Microbials (2020-2028) ($MN)         
4 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Biochemicals (2020-2028) ($MN)         
5 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Macro Organisms (2020-2028) ($MN)         
6 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Product (2020-2028) ($MN)         
7 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Semiochemicals (2020-2028) ($MN)        
8 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Natural Products (2020-2028) ($MN)        
9 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Macrobials (2020-2028) ($MN)         
10 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Crop Type (2020-2028) ($MN)         
11 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Turf and Ornamentals (2020-2028) ($MN)        
12 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Row Crops (2020-2028) ($MN)         
13 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Oilseeds and Pulses (2020-2028) ($MN)        
14 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Macroindicators (2020-2028) ($MN)        
15 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Fruits and Vegetables (2020-2028) ($MN)        
16 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Cereals and Grains (2020-2028) ($MN)        
17 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Formulation (2020-2028) ($MN)         
18 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Liquid (2020-2028) ($MN)         
19 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Dry (2020-2028) ($MN)         
20 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Function (2020-2028) ($MN)         
21 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Crop Enhancement (2020-2028) ($MN)        
22 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Biostimulants (2020-2028) ($MN)        
23 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Biopesticides (2020-2028) ($MN)        
24 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Biofertilizers (2020-2028) ($MN)         
25 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Bionematicides (2020-2028) ($MN)        
26 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Agricultural Inoculants (2020-2028) ($MN)        
27 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Biological Seed Treatment (2020-2028) ($MN)       
28 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Pheromones (2020-2028) ($MN)         
29 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Biofungicides (2020-2028) ($MN)        
30 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Bioinsecticides (2020-2028) ($MN)        
31 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Crop Protection (Biocontrol) (2020-2028) ($MN)       
32 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Mode of Application (2020-2028) ($MN)        
33 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Soil Treatment (2020-2028) ($MN)        
34 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Post-Harvest (2020-2028) ($MN)         
35 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Foliar Spray (2020-2028) ($MN)         
36 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Seed Treatment (2020-2028) ($MN)        
37 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)         
38 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Analytical (2020-2028) ($MN)         
39 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Field Support (2020-2028) ($MN)        
40 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Regulatory (2020-2028) ($MN)         
41 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)         
42 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Biological Product Manufacturers (2020-2028) ($MN)       
43 Global Agricultural Biologicals Market Outlook, By Government Agencies (2020-2028) ($MN)        
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.   


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