The United States seed treatment market size is expected to expand at a significant CAGR during the forecast period, 2021–2028. The growth of the market is attributed to the rising demand for biologically treated seeds varieties, because of its advantages which includes advanced dietary excellent, excessive yield, decreased crop damage, and disorder resistance.
Seed treatment is the process of applying chemicals or biological organisms to seeds in order to protect them from plant diseases, insects, or other pests that attack seeds, seedlings, or plants. It also allows seed improvement by increasing post-harvest performance and conditioning them before sowing.
In order to meet the rising population's food need, improved agricultural materials are necessary. There have been enormous attempts over the last several decades to enhance agricultural yields through innovative technology such as seed treatment. Seed treatment enables a precise manner of product administration in the field, providing high levels of protection against insects and disease while limiting possible crop protection agent exposure to humans and the environment.
Due to transportation obstacles, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the seed treatment market has been modest. The government has exempted all types of agricultural activity from the effects of lockdowns or interruptions, thus there has been no such effect from the corona outbreak.
Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, and Opportunities
- Growing demand for organic products is expected to boost the seed treatment market during the forecast period.
- Rapid growth of the agriculture industry to meet the demand of food for growing population is major factors driving the market in the coming years.
- Increasing awareness among farmers about the benefits of seed treatment methods is expected to fuel the market.
- High price of bio-based products and limited shell life of treated seed is projected to hamper the market growth.
- Lack of skilled farmers in seed treatment methods act as major factors that can restrict the market growth during the forecast period.
- R&D investment and development of hybrid seed treatment products is expected to create immense opportunities for the market players
Scope of Seed Treatment Market Report
The report on the United States seed treatment market includes an assessment of the market, trends, segments, and regional markets. Overview and dynamics have also been included in the report.
United States Seed Treatment Market - Industry Analysis, Growth, Share, Size, Trends, and Forecast
Chemical Origin (Synthetic, Biological), Product Types (Insecticides, Fungicides, and Others), Applications (Commercial and Farm-Level), Application Techniques (Seed Coating, Seed Pelleting, Seed Dressing, and Others), and Crop Types (Grains & Cereals, Oilseeds, Vegetables, and Others)
Company Share, Market Analysis and Size, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends, and Revenue Forecast
Key Players Covered in the Report
BASF SE; Syngenta AG; Nufarm; Bayer Crop Science; and Adama
Seed Treatment Market Segment Insights
The biological segment is projected to hold a major market share
In terms of chemical origin, the seed treatment market is bifurcated into synthetic and biological. The biological segment is expected to hold a key share of the market during the forecast period owing to rising demand for the organic farming marketplace in country is and ban on genetically modified seeds and demand for better yield is encouraging the seed treatment practice. It is anticipated that maximum of the organic products fed are produced in the country.
Hence the growing organic farmland in the country is expected to boom the biological seed treatment market during the forecast period. On the other hand, the synthetic segment is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period owing to chemical seed treatment witnesses increased choice among farmers because of its effectiveness, availability, and less complicated utility technique. Research suggests that treating seed with one or greater insecticides is the most budget friendly manner to defend them from pests and enhance seed quality.
The insecticide segment is expected to grow at a rapid pace
Based on product types, the seed treatment market is divided into insecticides, fungicides, and others. The insecticide segment is projected to hold a key share of the market during the forecast period. Insecticides are chemicals that kill insects. They include ovicides and larvicides, which are used to kill insect eggs and larvae. Insecticides are used by agriculture, medicine, industry, and consumers. Seed treatment refers to the use of biological, physical, and chemical treatments to promote the health of crops before they are planted. It aids in the management of infections and illnesses spread through soil and seed. It also increases crop production, decreases germination time, and improves overall output.
The commercial segment is anticipated to expand at a rapid CAGR
On the basis of applications, the seed treatment market is bifurcated into commercial and farm-level. The commercial segment is expected to represent a key share of the market during the forecast period owing to seed treatment is becoming popular in commercial agriculture. Seed treatment has proven to be a suitable method for controlling insects and diseases at the beginning of the season and stimulating growth at the beginning of the season. In addition, some seed treatments can also improve seeding performance, handling, and fluidity. If used properly, seed treatments can often increase yield and quality, provide safety, and achieve a sustainable return on investment.
The seed coating segment is projected to hold a major market share
On the basis of application techniques, the seed treatment market is divided into seed coating, seed dressing, seed pelleting, and others. The seed coating segment is expected to hold a key market share during the forecast period owing to the seed coating application method commanding the most important percentage of the general seed treatment market.
Seed coating is a method of applying an active substance (such as a microbial inoculant) to the seed's surface using a binder and, in some circumstances, a filler that can function as a carrier. Seed coating is a useful method for inoculating various agricultural seeds. It is mostly related to variables such as broad-spectrum use on all crop seeds, as well as raising seed economic value by improving seed appearance.
The cereals & grains segment is anticipated to grow at a rapid CAGR
Based on crop types, the seed treatment market is segregated into grains & cereals, oil seeds, vegetables, and others. The cereals & grains segment is expected to hold a key market share during the forecast period. Seed treatment is mostly employed on high-yield cereals and grains such as maize, as well as oilseed crops such as soybean. Soybean seed treatment is one of the most important in oilseed crops as it is used as feed for poultry and dairy production. Seed treatment for cereals and grains is primarily driven by causes such as rising demand for feed, population growth, and industrial applications such as animal feed, biofuel, and starch and ethanol manufacturing. The seed treatment for cereals and grains protects against soil-borne fungus and promotes consistent and reliable crops.
The United States seed treatment market has been segmented on the basis of
- Seed Coating
- Seed Pelleting
- Seed Dressing
- Oil Seeds
- Cereals & Grains
Key players competing in the United States seed treatment market include BASF SE; Syngenta AG; Nufarm; Bayer Crop Science; and Adama
Some of these players are using several market strategies including mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, capacity expansion, and product launches to enhance their market shares.