Seed treatment is a process of treating seeds with chemicals and non-chemical methods before plantation. It is an ecofriendly way of using small amount of insecticide and fungicides.
The demand for crops has stimulated due to rise in the consumption of crops.
Seed treatment products are used in variety of seeds and genetically modified crop seeds as a means of protection. Product innovations in order to provide a complete protection solution for any kind of stress in a single product enabled the market to grow positively.
Rise in the cost of seeds is one of the factor alluring the market. Increase in farm sizes along with shorter crop rotations are expected to drive the demand for seed treatment market. Canada and United States have been the growth engines that are driving the North American market. The left over materials after the treatment affect the environment and limited dose capacity along with limited shelf life are some of the constrains of the seed treatment market. Awareness on the impact of biological seed treatment created an opportunity for seed treatment market.
By application segment, chemical agents dominate the North American market for seed treatment, accounting for an estimated 2015 share of 93.7%. However, growth in demand for non-chemical agents is likely to outpace chemical agents by posting a 2015-2020 compounded annual rate of 9.8% to emerge as the fastest segment.
In application segment, the seed treatment market is explained through its usage in various crop types namely Corn/Maize, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Canola, Cotton and others. Corn/maize is the leading type of crop for seed treatment applications in North America, estimated to account for 32.1% of the total demand in 2015. In terms of CAGR between 2015 and 2020, however, demand for seed treatment applications in canola is expected to be the fastest among all crop types at 9.7%.
North America has been witnessing a sustained demand for seed treatment and is among the fastest growing global market after Asia Pacific over the coming half-a-decade. With an estimated share of 89% in 2015, the United States constitutes the largest market for seed treatment in North America. During the forecast period fastest CAGR of 8.6% is anticipated to be recorded by demand for seed treatment in Mexico.
Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd (Formerly Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd), Advanced Biological Marketing Inc, BASF SE, Bayer CropScience AG, BioWorks Inc, BrettYoung Limited, Chemtura AgroSolutions, DuPont, Germains Seed Technology, INCOTEC Group BV, Verdesian life sciences, Monsanto Company, Novozymes A/S, Nufarm Ltd, Plant Health Care, Precision Laboratories LLC, Syngenta International AG, Valent USA Corporation and Wolf Trax Inc.A few have focused on horizontal growth by expanding their presence in emerging markets that offer greatest scope for future prospects, while yet others have been content to operate within their established boundaries and go in for vertical growth by concentrating on innovations in the area of products and solutions.
This Report Offers:
- Market analysis for the North America Seed Treatment Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales.
- Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints
- Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale
- Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares
- Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the North America Seed Treatment Market on both global and regional scales
- A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information
- A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market
- Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
1.1 Research Methodology
1.2 Seed Treatment Defined
1.3 Seed Treatment: A Current and Future Perspective
1.4 Current Trends in Seed Treatment
1.5 What the Future of Seed Treatment Holds
2. KEY FINDINGS OF THE STUDY
3. MARKET OVERVIEW
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1.1 Seed Costs Going Skywards
4.1.2 Price and Weather Volatility
4.1.3 Increase in Farm Sizes and Crop Rotations Getting Shorter
4.1.4 Greater Use of Multi-Component Products
4.1.5 Companies and Suppliers Join the Party
4.2.1 Concerns for the Environment
4.2.2 Imbalance Between Cost and Effectiveness
4.2.3 Limited Dose Capacity, protection and Shelf Life
4.3.1 Biological Seed Treatment Agents Fostering Growth
4.3.2 Prospects for Seed Treatment Growth Fastest in Canada & USA
4.4 Porterâ€™s Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
4.5 Regulatory Environment
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1 By Application
5.1.2 Non- Chemical
5.2 By Crop type
5.2.7 Other Crops
5.3 By geography
5.3.1 North America
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Market Share Analysis
6.1.1 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.1.2 Perspective Based on Strategic Activities of Companies in the Recent Past
6.1.3 Leading players
7. Company Profiles
7.1 ADAMA AGRICULTURAL SOLUTIONS LTD (FORMERLY MAKHTESHIM AGAN INDUSTRIES LTD) (ISRAEL)
7.2 ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL MARKETING INC (UNITED STATES)
7.3 BASF SE (GERMANY)
7.4 BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG (GERMANY)
7.5 BIOWORKS INC (UNITED STATES)
7.6 BRETTYOUNG LIMITED (CANADA)
7.7 CHEMTURA AGROSOLUTIONS (UNITED STATES)
7.8 DUPONT (UNITED STATES)
7.9 GERMAINS SEED TECHNOLOGY (UNITED KINGDOM)
7.10 INCOTEC GROUP BV (THE NETHERLANDS)
7.11 VERDESIAN LIFE SCIENCES
7.12 MONSANTO COMPANY (UNITED STATES)
7.13 NOVOZYMES A/S (DENMARK)
7.14 NUFARM LTD (AUSTRALIA)
7.15 PLANT HEALTH CARE (UNITED KINGDOM)
7.16 PRECISION LABORATORIES LLC (UNITED STATES)
7.17 SYNGENTA INTERNATIONAL AG (SWITZERLAND)
7.18 VALENT USA CORPORATION (UNITED STATES)
7.19 WOLF TRAX INC (CANADA)