Soil treatment in modern day agriculture mainly denotes to nutritional management that improves the fertility of the soil and amount of organic matter content that improves the soil structure and function. As a whole, soil treatment acts as a versatile solution for many field problems as it impacts the soil structure, nutritional profile and biodiversity.
Increasing demand for organic food and evolving agricultural practices are the major drivers helping the soil treatment market to grow effectively. The high consumption of chemical products in the field, lower soil quality and shrinking farm land necessitates the need for soil treatment product applications. Unclear regulatory environment pertaining to soil treatment product applications and less awareness among farming community regarding soil treatment make the growth difficult to an extent. Emerging markets and untapped countries of South America would provide the future growth opportunity for the industry.
On the basis of product types, soil treatment market is segmented into Organic Amendments, PH Adjusters and Soil Protection products. Soil protection products have the majority of the market share in the region. Soil protection product demand is led by weed control segment followed by pest control products. Several technologies are employed for soil treatment depending on the requirements and soil topography namely- physiochemical, biochemical and thermal treatments; physiochemical treatment is the most sought after process in this case. With the growth of organic agriculture, biological soil treatment is poised to grow at a faster rate.
The South American soil treatment market is led by Brazil as the region turns to environment friendly and safe farming practices. While Brazil accounts for the majority of market share, Argentina would grow at a rapid pace with its growing agricultural industry and export demand.
South America soil treatment market is dominated by many global players and small regional players. The main players in the regionâ€™s soil treatment market are BASF SE (Germany), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), Dupont and Arysta Lifescience Corporation etc. Majority of global companies are adopting acquisition strategy so as to cater to the growing regional markets. Product innovation is taken up as a long term strategy for many market leaders.
1.1 Research Methodology
1.2 Definition of the Market
1.3 Report Description
2. KEY FINDINGS OF THE STUDY
3. MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1.1 Soil Protection for food security
3.1.2 Organic food industry growth
3.2.1 Technical knowledge barriers
3.2.2 Biotechnology seed development
3.3.1 High growth from emerging markets
3.3.2 Adoption of modern Farming Practices and sustainability
3.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.4.5 Degree of Competition
4. MARKET SEGMENTATION
4.1 By Technology
4.1.1 Physiochemical Treatment
220.127.116.11 Soil Vapor Extraction (Sve)
18.104.22.168 Solidification & Stabilization
22.214.171.124 Chemical Oxidation
126.96.36.199 Electro Kinetic Separation
188.8.131.52 Soil Flushing
4.1.2 Biological Treatment
184.108.40.206 Enhanced Bioremediation
220.127.116.11.1 Aerobic Enhanced Bioremediation
18.104.22.168.2 Anaerobic Enhanced Bioremediation
22.214.171.124.3 White Rot Fungus
126.96.36.199.1 Enhanced Rhizosphere Biodegradation
4.1.3 Thermal Treatment
188.8.131.52 Electrical Resistance Heating
184.108.40.206 Radio Frequency/Electromagnetic Heating
220.127.116.11 Hot Air/Steam Injection
4.2 By Type
4.2.1 Organic Amendments
18.104.22.168 Animal Manure
22.214.171.124 Crop Residue
126.96.36.199 Sewage Sludge/Biosolids
4.2.2 Ph Adjusters
4.2.3 Soil Protection
188.8.131.52 Pest Control
184.108.40.206 Weed Control/Herbicides
4.3 By Geography
4.3.1 South America
5. Competitive Landscape
5.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
5.2 Joint Ventures
5.3 New Product Launches
5.4 Most active companies in the past five years
5.5 Market Share Analysis
6. Company Profiles
6.1 Agraquest Inc.
6.2 Amvac Chemical Corporation
6.3 Basf Se
6.4 Novozymes A/S
6.5 Camson Bio Technologies Ltd.
6.6 Chemtura Corporation
6.7 E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
6.8 Isagro S.P.A
6.9 Makhteshim Agan Group
6.10 Monsanto Company
6.12 The Dow Chemical Company
6.13 Certis Usa Llc
6.14 Arysta Lifescience Corporation
6.15 Agrofill S.R.L.
6.16 Arkema S.A.
6.17 Isagro S.P.A