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.
The raging issue of food security around the globe, demand for high quality food and the growing popularity of organically cultivated products are the major drivers behind the immense growth of soil treatment industry. While the world population is growing at an alarming rate, the shrinking farm land issue is further necessitating the need for soil treatment product applications. While the market is showing high potential of growth, less technical knowledge among farmers about the soil treatment application and stringent regulatory structures in many regions are hindering the market growth. Agrarian economies of Asia-Pacific and South America would provide the necessary push for the future market growth.
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 globally and are further segmented into pest control and weed 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.
The market for soil treatment is dominated by developed regions like North America and Europe though growth rate would be high in developing countries. Asia-Pacific would register rapid growth over the forecast period given the growing agricultural industry and increasing food demand. Soil treatment demand would be more in countries like China and India; the demand for organic amendments and soil protection would gain popularity in those countries. Many developed nations of Europe and North America would growingly use soil treatment products on the ground of increasing concern over shrinking arable land and soil health.
Involvement of large number of players in the market place makes the soil treatment industry very competitive globally. Players with notable market share are Monsanto Company (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), and Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd. (Israel) etc. Acquisitions, new product launches and investment in R&D have been carried out as major moves in the global soil treatment market.
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
3.1.3 Shrinking Arable Land
3.2.1 Technical knowledge barriers
3.2.2 Biotechnology seed development
3.2.3 Stringent regulation
3.3.1 High growth from emerging markets
3.3.2 High investment in product innovation
3.3.3 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
18.104.22.168 Soil Vapor Extraction (Sve)
22.214.171.124 Solidification & Stabilization
126.96.36.199 Chemical Oxidation
188.8.131.52 Electro Kinetic Separation
184.108.40.206 Soil Flushing
4.1.2 Biological Treatment
220.127.116.11 Enhanced Bioremediation
18.104.22.168.1 Aerobic Enhanced Bioremediation
22.214.171.124.2 Anaerobic Enhanced Bioremediation
126.96.36.199.3 White Rot Fungus
188.8.131.52.1 Enhanced Rhizosphere Biodegradation
4.1.3 Thermal Treatment
184.108.40.206 Electrical Resistance Heating
220.127.116.11 Radio Frequency/Electromagnetic Heating
18.104.22.168 Hot Air/Steam Injection
4.2 By Type
4.2.1 Organic Amendments
22.214.171.124 Animal Manure
126.96.36.199 Crop Residue
188.8.131.52 Sewage Sludge/Biosolids
4.2.2 Ph Adjusters
4.2.3 Soil Protection
184.108.40.206 Pest Control
220.127.116.11 Weed Control/Herbicides
4.3 By Geography
4.3.1 North America
4.3.4 South America
18.104.22.168 South Africa
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 Sa Lime & Gypsum
6.13 The Dow Chemical Company
6.14 Soil Technologies Corp.
6.15 Certis Usa Llc
6.16 Arysta Lifescience Corporation
6.17 Agrofill S.R.L.
6.18 Arkema S.A.
6.19 Ohp Inc.
6.20 Solvay S.A.
6.21 Terracottem Australasia Pty Ltd
6.22 Terramanus Technologies Llc
6.23 Kanesho Soil Treatment
6.24 Platform Specialty Products
6.25 China Shenghua Group Agrochemical Company
6.26 International Rehabilitation and Soil Stabilisation Services (IRASSS)