As per the report by The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the global human population is anticipated to increase to 9 billion by 2050, which in turn will increase the demand for food consumption by 50%. The main objective of the government and associated organizations is to increase the agriculture yield without increasing the global agricultural land and also without adverse environmental impacts. This process can only be achieved with weed management strategies and continuous innovations in the field. The emerging global challenges such as climate change, food security, environmental degradation, the evolution of resistance to herbicides, and escalating rates of plant invasion are influencing the weed control market. Moreover, NCBI suggested that weed problems are only going to rise in the coming years and will be becoming more inflexible barrier in efforts towards the sustainable intensification. These challenges provide the opportunities for adoption of weed control which had a market size of $28.2 billion as of 2018. Furthermore, the demand for weed control will witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2025.
APAC holds the largest and stable share in the agriculture sector. The region dominates the market due to the increase in expansions in biological and mechanical control of weeds. The efforts by The Asia and Pacific Commission on Agricultural Statistics (APCAS) to improve the agricultural and rural statistic is a major contributor for monitoring the crop growth. Various strategies used in the field of agricultural management is boosting the demand for weed control in the market. Owing to the fact that weed control is booming in APAC countries, the region held the maximum weed control market share that was assessed to be 32% in 2018.
Weed Control Market Outlook:
Weed control is an important aspect of agriculture to improve the crop production. It is a botanical component of pest control with an attempt to stop weed growth such as noxious and injurious weeds. Some most common cultural weed control methods are stale seed bed, crop rotation, and buried drip irrigation.
Herbicides are one of the major crop protection chemicals used for weed control. Herbicides provides crop safety and without giving stress to the plants. They are considered as one of the cost effective weed control method. A great advantage of herbicides is the ease of application that leads to saves the cost of labor. The application of weed control in chemical herbicides will grow with a CAGR of 3.0% through to 2025.
Weed Control Market Growth Drivers:
- Farming is dependent on weed control :
Weed is a barrier of proper nutrients in the crop plants. The weed degrades the native eco-systems and property values. One-third of the world population is completely dependent on farming as an income resource. The yield loss can affect the crop growth that can lead to farmer income loss. The weed control methods are used to remove unwanted plants and pests. Weed control is an important step and process in the agricultural field that is driving the growth of the weed control market.
- Mechanical Weed Management:
Mechanical weed control is a traditional approach of controlling weeds effectively. This involves tillage as well as the cutting and pulling of weeds. The mechanical weed control requires the physical activity that prevents unwanted plant growth. This method is lengthy as it involves human intervention. Several opportunities such as new technological development can contribute to generating revenue for the weed control market players.
Weed Control Market Trends:
- Automated Weeders
These machines use a split blade technique that opens as it passes the plants and closes in the seed line to remove weeds. The machine also uses a spinning blade with a notch, when the notch detect the keeper plant it spins around the plant to remove weeds without damaging the plants.
- Automated Thinner
Automated thinner is the machine that includes a camera to detect the crop, computer for processing the images, and intelligence technology to determine which plant to keep and remove along with the spray mechanism. The spray includes fertilizers and herbicides to remove the unwanted plants. This is adopted by a lot of customers in the weed control market.
- Robotic Weeding Systems
The vehicle as a platform with sensors uses the practice of weed control based on row per column with fixed standard distance depending upon the type of crop or type of cultivation. The whole algorithm, processing, calculation, and monitoring are designed with motors and sensors interfaced with a microcontroller. It detects the weed and also senses the other obstacles that are becoming a barrier for the proper growth of the plant.
Weed Control Market Challenges:
The chemical herbicides used in the weed control process don’t harm the plants and crops protection. Additionally, the ones in herbicides such as iron, sulfates, nitrates copper iron, and sodium arsenite are used as a spray or soil sterilant. These materials are proved hazardous and poisoning to animals and humans when they come in contact. This is creating a drain in the weed control market for the vendors. However, the natural herbicides that grow from Genus Juglans (walnuts) have come to the rescue for the vendors, and they are now widely used without any adverse health effects. The natural herbicides are applied in total vegetarian control (TVC) programs for the maintenance of highways and railroads. The influx demand for natural herbicides is boosting the growth of weed control market.
Weed Control Market Key players Perspective:
The major players in the weed control market are BASF SE, Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd., Bayer crop science AG, Dow chemical company, Drexel Chemical Company, Dupont Company, FMC Corporation, Monsanto Company, Nissan Chemical Industries LTD, Nufarm Limited, Rotam Crop Sciences Ltd., Syngenta AG, and Valent Biosciences Corporation.
Weed Control Market Research Scope:
The base year of the study is 2018, with forecast done up to 2025. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. It also provides information on unit shipments. These provide the key market participants with the necessary business intelligence and help them understand the future of the wed control market. The assessment includes the forecast, an overview of the competitive structure, the market shares of the competitors, as well as the market trends, market demands, market drivers, market challenges, and product analysis. The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to fathom their impact over the forecast period. This report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats. The key areas of focus include the types of weed control market, and its segmentation on the basis of approaches that include chemical, mechanical, biological, cultural, and manual.
Weed Control Market Report: Industry Coverage
The report analyses the product demands by the weed control market on the basis of techniques that include cut stump, stem injection, stem scrapper and on the basis of end use includes agriculture, and non-crop.
The weed control market report also analyzes the major geographic regions as well as the major countries in these regions. The regions and countries covered in the study include:
- North America: The U.S., Canada, Mexico
- South America: Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica
- Europe: The U.K., Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Denmark
- APAC: China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong
- Middle East and Africa: Israel, South Africa, Saudi Arabia
Key Questions Addressed in the Weed Control Market Report
- Is the market demand for weed control growing? How long will it continue to grow and at what rate?
- Which type of weed control presents the major growth opportunities?Is there a possibility for change in the market structure over time?
- Are additional developments needed for the existing product or services offerings or do the existing products meet the customer demands?
- Do the key vendors look for partnerships to expand their businesses with respect to geography or product?
- What are the short-term, long-term, and medium-term growth drivers for the market?
- What are the short-term, medium-term, and long-term challenges for the market?
- What are the short-term, medium-term, and long-term opportunities for the market
- Who are the top players/companies of the market?
- What are the recent innovations in the market?
- How many patents have been filed by the leading players?
- What are the types of patents filed by the leading players?
- What is our Vision 2030 for weed control market?
A Few Focus Points Of This Research Are Given Below:
- Give a deep-dive analysis of the key operational strategies with focus on the corporate structure, R&D strategies, localization strategies, production capabilities, and sales performance of various companies
- Provide an overview of the product portfolio, including product planning, development, and positioning
- Discuss the role of technology companies in partnerships
- Explore the regional sales activities
- Analyze the market size and giving the forecast for current and future global weed control market during the forecast 2018–2023
- Analyze the competitive factors, competitors’ market shares, product capabilities, and supply chain structures
Table of Contents
2.2. Key Trends by type of Application
2.3. Key Trends segmented by Geography
3.1.1. Product Benchmarking - Top 10 companies
3.1.2. Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.1.3. Market Value split by Top 10 companies
3.1.4. Patent Analysis - Top 10 companies
3.1.5. Pricing Analysis
4.4. Porters five force model
4.4.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
4.4.2. Bargaining powers of customers
4.4.3. Threat of new entrants
4.4.4. Rivalry among existing players
4.4.5. Threat of substitutes
5.2. Opportunities analysis
5.3. Product life cycle
5.4. Suppliers and distributors Market Share
6.2. Application Revenue and Trend Research
6.3. Product Segment Analysis
6.3.2. Chemical Herbicides
6.3.5. Cultural or cropping weed control
6.3.6. Preventative weed control
6.3.7. Manual control
18.104.22.168. Grubbing or chipping
7.2. Basal bark spraying
7.3. Stem injection
7.4. Cut stump
7.5. Cut and swab
7.6. Stem scraper
7.7. Wick applications
8.2. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
8.3. Application Segment Analysis by Type
22.214.171.124. Cereals & Grains
126.96.36.199. Fruits & Vegetables
188.8.131.52. Oilseeds & Pulses
184.108.40.206. Other Crops
9.2. North America Market Research (Million / $Billion)
9.2.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.2.2. Revenue and Trends
9.2.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.2.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.2.5. North America Product type and Application Market Size
220.127.116.11. Rest of North America
9.3. Weed Control - South America Segment Research
9.4. South America Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.4.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.4.2. Revenue and Trends
9.4.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.4.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.4.5. South America Product type and Application Market Size
18.104.22.168. Costa Rica
22.214.171.124. Rest of South America
9.5. Weed Control - Europe Segment Research
9.6. Europe Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.6.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.6.2. Revenue and Trends
9.6.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.6.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.6.5. Europe Segment Product type and Application Market Size
126.96.36.199. Rest of Europe
9.7. Weed Control – APAC Segment Research
9.8. APAC Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.8.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
9.8.2. Revenue and Trends
9.8.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
9.8.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
9.8.5. APAC Segment – Product type and Application Market Size
188.8.131.52. South Korea
10.2. M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships
11.2. BASF SE
11.3. Bayer crop science AG
11.4. Syngenta AG
11.5. Dow chemical company