Biocontrol Market

Biocontrol Market

Biocontrol Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Crop Type (Oilseeds & Pulses, Cereal & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables, Other Crop Types), Type (Sweet Semiochemicals, Biopesticides, Other Types) and Active Substance(Entomopathogenic Nematodes, Bacteria, Protozoa, Fungi, Virus, Microbials, Yeasts, Other Active Substances) and others

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Published: 2022 ID: SMRC21970

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

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $6.6 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $17.8 BN

CAGR (2022 - 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

Highest Growing Market


According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Biocontrol Market is accounted for $6.6 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $17.63 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 17.8% during the forecast period. Crop protection products made from natural sources, such as biopesticides and semiochemicals, are known as biocontrol solutions. Both the environment and human health are harmed by traditional agricultural chemicals. They come from organic sources like microorganisms, biochemicals, and macrobials.

According to a recent demographics study, there will be an increase in the number of people globally by around 2 billion by the year 2050. Population growth is occurring all over the world, and the existing population of 7.7 billion equals a total population of 9.7 billion. As a result of the demand for food from these individuals, governments will take steps to prioritize food security. According to a FiBL survey on organic farming conducted in 2020, there has been an increase in the amount of organic farmland by 3 million hectares (4.1%), the number of organic farmers, and the sale of organic goods.

Market Dynamics:


Rapid spike in pest proliferation

Rapid variations in climatic conditions increase the frequency of plant diseases and pests. Agriculture productivity and pest susceptibility are greatly impacted by climate change over time. Crop productivity decreases as a result of increased susceptibility to diseases and pests caused by changing climatic conditions. As a result, climate change not only leads to a divergence in farming methods but also to a decrease in crop production. Due to this increased reliance on high-quality crop protection chemicals by farmers for effective pest avoidance, the market for biocontrol is expected to increase over the next few years.



One of the main disadvantages of biological treatments are limitations like short shelf life and high risk of contamination. The persistence of microorganisms during storage is thus one of the key causes for worry. The physiological status of the microorganisms during harvest, temperature control during storage, and the water activity of inoculants are other crucial elements that determine shelf life. The host's bioavailability can occasionally impair the active substance's efficacy. The application of biocontrols has been constrained by a combination of all these technological constraints.


Pests developing resistance to chemical pesticides

Over the past few decades, major site-specific herbicides have been able to protect crops. However, plant pathogenic bacteria, fungus, and insect pests are evolving chemical resistance, and they can mutate to adapt to crop protection chemicals, which has resulted in decreased efficacy and a rise in pest activity. The market for chemical pesticides plays as growth opportunity due to the rapid degradation of fungicidal properties against resistant infections.


Preference of agricultural producers in emerging economies for synthetic pesticides

Emerging markets are very fluid and dynamic. Farmers in these regions have smaller landholdings than those in the West. They are also economically unstable due to their low purchasing power. Local farmers are also uninformed about the advantages of biocontrol and organic practises. As a result, they are more motivated by financial gain and focused on efficient production that may yield results rapidly. Even while there are some basic government regulations, they are not as strict in developing countries. As a result, farmers in these regions choose chemical pesticides.

Covid-19 Impact

Due to Covid 19, biological control methods used by farmers rely on regular introductions of beneficial insects and mites, live things having a finite shelf life. For the logistics to supply these animals, quick border crossings and effective logistics are essential. A staffing shortage at COVID-19 affected logistics, causing certain shortages and delays. The authorization process is often drawn out and requires multiple interactions between the producer and national regulatory bodies before any plant protection products (PPP) are approved.

The Semiochemicals segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The Semiochemicals segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to consumer perception that semiochemicals are comparatively less effective. However, the market for biocontrol is slowly opening up to the category. Companies conduct extensive research on creating semiochemical-based crop protection solutions to fully use the market's potential. Recent strategic initiatives make it clear that the major companies are investing in the niche market and that the semiochemicals industry will expand rapidly in the years to come.

The Foliar sprays segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The Foliar sprays segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to control insects and mites, foliar sprays apply microbial pesticides straight to the foliage. It is the most effective tool for managing pests in the short run. The foliar mode of treatment provides a quick option to deal with insect infestations on plants that are readily apparent. Quick, practical, and convenient use as well as the rising need for horticultural crops is driving the market's expansion. Most consumers choose organic produce, including various horticultural commodities like fruits and vegetables.

Region with highest share:

North America is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to adoption of biocontrol is the loss of conventional products due to registration or product performance concerns and farmers’ wide acceptance and awareness of biocontrol products. North America is expanding as a result of the growing acceptance of organic products due to their alleged health benefits, environmental legislation, pest resistance management, and residue management.

Region with highest CAGR:

Europe is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to consumers' demand for organic products and the growing understanding of the dangers that chemicals pose to both persons and the environment. Safer and more sustainable crop protection technology, as well as governmental and social pressure for greener practises, is some major market growth factors.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Biocontrol Market include BASF, FMC Corporation, Bayer AG, M2i Life Sciences, Novozymes, Vynyty citrus, IPL Biologicals Ltd., Koppert Biological Systems, Botanical Solution Inc., Valent Biosciences LLC, Pherobank B.V., Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Bioworks Inc., Vegalab S.A, Corteva Agriscience, Andermatt Biocontrol AG, UPL Limited, Marrone Bio Innovations, Suterra LLC and STK Bio-Ag Technologies.

Key Developments:

In March 2022, Syngenta Crop Protection AG announced the introduction of Spiropidion, an insect management technology. Spiropidion helps growers protect their crops from damaging sucking pests in an effective and environmentally friendly way.

In March 2021, BASF launched a new biofungicides, Howler into the European market and key countries of the Middle East and Africa. Howler is based on Pseudomonas chlororaphis, strain AFS009, used in turf and golf courses. This was formulated to be effective against Pythium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, and Botrytis. This launch would help BASF SE broaden its BioSolutions portfolio provided by the Agricultural Solutions segment, especially in Europe.

In March 2021, Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI), US and Syngenta reached an agreement to commercialize BSI’s first product, BotriStop, in Peru and Mexico. BotriStop was formulated as a biofungicides to effectively control Botrytis cinerea in blueberries, vines, and vegetables. The partnership aimed to help both the companies with innovation and performance efficiency. The companies would target the fresh food production demand in Peruvian and Mexican markets.

In March 2021, Vynyty citrus, a crop protection solution based on biological and pheromone to control pests on citrus farms, was recently launched by Bayer AG. Currently being used in Spain, the product is also available to citrus and other crop growers in other Mediterranean nations.

In May 2020, Corteva Agriscience and M2i Life Sciences (France), a leader in the field of pheromones for biological crop protection, announced multi-year global agreements for the research, development, and global commercialization of pheromone-based insect control solutions. The agreement will help Corteva expand into biocontrols.

In March 2020, Bayer AG launched its first biofungicides, Serenade, in China, containing QST713, a biocontrol microorganism; this would help plants absorb more effective nutrients and enhance plant immunity, reducing the incidences of diseases. The launch enabled Bayer AG to expand its product offering to the Chinese market.

Crop Types Covered:
• Oilseeds & Pulses
• Cereal & Grains
• Fruits & Vegetables
• Other Crop Types

Types Covered:
• Semiochemicals
• Biopesticides
• Other Types

Active Substances Covered:
• Entomopathogenic Nematodes
• Bacteria
• Protozoa
• Fungi
• Virus
• Microbials
• Yeasts
• Other Active Substances

Target Pests Covered:
• Micro Organisms
• Arthropods
• Weeds
• Other Target Pests

Sources Covered:
• Plant Extracts
• Organic Acids
• Biochemicals
• Other Sources

Applications Covered:
• Post-Harvest
• Seed Treatment
• On-Field
• Foliar Sprays
• Soil Treatment
• Traps
• Dispensers
• Other Applications

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 Application Analysis
3.7 Emerging Markets
3.8 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 Biocontrol Market, By Crop Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Oilseeds & Pulses
5.2.1 Sunflower
5.2.2 Soybean
5.2.3 Other Oilseeds & Pulses
5.3 Cereal & Grains
5.3.1 Rice
5.3.2 Corn
5.3.3 Wheat
5.3.4 Other Cereals & Grains
5.4 Fruits & Vegetables
5.4.1 Leafy Vegetables
5.4.2 Root & Tuber Vegetables
5.4.3 Pome Fruits
5.4.4 Citrus Fruits
5.4.5 Berries
5.4.6 Other Fruits & Vegetables
5.5 Other Crop Types

6 Global Biocontrol Market, By Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Semiochemicals
6.2.1 Allelochemicals
6.2.2 Pheromones
6.3 Biopesticides
6.3.1 Bionematicides
6.3.2 Bioinsecticides
6.3.3 Bioherbicides
6.3.4 Biofungicides
6.3.5 Other Biopesticides
6.4 Other Types

7 Global Biocontrol Market, By Active Substance
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Entomopathogenic Nematodes
7.3 Bacteria
7.4 Protozoa
7.5 Fungi
7.6 Virus
7.7 Microbials
7.8 Yeasts
7.9 Other Active Substances

8 Global Biocontrol Market, By Target Pest
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Micro Organisms
8.3 Arthropods
8.4 Weeds
8.5 Other Target Pests

9 Global Biocontrol Market, By Source
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Plant Extracts
9.3 Organic Acids
9.4 Biochemicals
9.5 Other Sources

10 Global Biocontrol Market, By Application
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Post-Harvest
10.3 Seed Treatment
10.4 On-Field
10.5 Foliar Sprays
10.6 Soil Treatment
10.7 Traps
10.8 Dispensers
10.9 Other Applications

11 Global Biocontrol Market, By Geography
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.2.1 US
11.2.2 Canada
11.2.3 Mexico
11.3 Europe
11.3.1 Germany
11.3.2 UK
11.3.3 Italy
11.3.4 France
11.3.5 Spain
11.3.6 Rest of Europe
11.4 Asia Pacific
11.4.1 Japan
11.4.2 China
11.4.3 India
11.4.4 Australia
11.4.5 New Zealand
11.4.6 South Korea
11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
11.5 South America
11.5.1 Argentina
11.5.2 Brazil
11.5.3 Chile
11.5.4 Rest of South America
11.6 Middle East & Africa
11.6.1 Saudi Arabia
11.6.2 UAE
11.6.3 Qatar
11.6.4 South Africa
11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

12 Key Developments
12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
12.3 New Product Launch
12.4 Expansions
12.5 Other Key Strategies

13 Company Profiling
13.1 BASF
13.2 FMC Corporation
13.3 Bayer AG
13.4 M2i Life Sciences
13.5 Novozymes
13.6 Vynyty citrus
13.7 IPL Biologicals Ltd.
13.8 Koppert Biological Systems
13.9 Botanical Solution Inc.
13.10 Valent Biosciences LLC
13.11 Pherobank B.V.
13.12 Syngenta Crop Protection AG
13.13 Bioworks Inc.
13.14 Vegalab S.A
13.15 Corteva Agriscience
13.16 Andermatt Biocontrol AG
13.17 UPL Limited
13.18 Marrone Bio Innovations
13.19 Suterra LLC
13.20 STK Bio-Ag Technologies

List of Tables
1 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Crop Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Oilseeds & Pulses (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Sunflower (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Soybean (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Other Oilseeds & Pulses (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Cereal & Grains (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Rice (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Corn (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Wheat (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Other Cereals & Grains (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Fruits & Vegetables (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Leafy Vegetables (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Root & Tuber Vegetables (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Pome Fruits (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Citrus Fruits (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Berries (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Other Fruits & Vegetables (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Other Crop Types (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Semiochemicals (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Allelochemicals (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Pheromones (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Biopesticides (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Bionematicides (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Bioinsecticides (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Bioherbicides (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Biofungicides (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Other Biopesticides (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Other Types (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Active Substance (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Entomopathogenic Nematodes (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Bacteria (2020-2028) ($MN)
34 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Protozoa (2020-2028) ($MN)
35 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Fungi (2020-2028) ($MN)
36 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Virus (2020-2028) ($MN)
37 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Microbials (2020-2028) ($MN)
38 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Yeasts (2020-2028) ($MN)
39 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Other Active Substances (2020-2028) ($MN)
40 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Target Pest (2020-2028) ($MN)
41 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Micro Organisms (2020-2028) ($MN)
42 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Arthropods (2020-2028) ($MN)
43 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Weeds (2020-2028) ($MN)
44 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Other Target Pests (2020-2028) ($MN)
45 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Source (2020-2028) ($MN)
46 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Plant Extracts (2020-2028) ($MN)
47 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Organic Acids (2020-2028) ($MN)
48 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Biochemicals (2020-2028) ($MN)
49 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Other Sources (2020-2028) ($MN)
50 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN)
51 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Post-Harvest (2020-2028) ($MN)
52 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Seed Treatment (2020-2028) ($MN)
53 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By On-Field (2020-2028) ($MN)
54 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Foliar Sprays (2020-2028) ($MN)
55 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Soil Treatment (2020-2028) ($MN)
56 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Traps (2020-2028) ($MN)
57 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Dispensers (2020-2028) ($MN)
58 Global Biocontrol Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2020-2028) ($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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