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Global Wheat Seed Treatment - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 - 2029

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  • 120 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4520006
The Global Wheat Seed Treatment Market size is estimated at USD 2.20 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 3.60 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 10.40% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Owing to the increasing trade of wheat, because of the underlying rise in demand, and the emergence of pests and diseases, there is a need to improve wheat yields, which is driving an enhanced usage of seed treatment on wheat seeds, thus driving the seed treatment market.

North America dominates the wheat seed treatment market, however, Asia-Pacific and South America are showing a rapid pace of market growth. As per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) report 2019, global wheat supplies have increased by 4.9 million metric ton and global production increased to 3.3 million metric ton in the year 2018, compared to 2017. In addition, the report estimates the wheat production for India was recorded at 101.2 million metric ton and for European Union (EU) at 153.8 million metric ton in 2018. The increasing production indicates a higher demand for wheat seed treatment products as it is cost-effective and efficient in protecting seeds against climatic adversities.

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the availability of key intermediate inputs for farmers. With COVID reaching Canada just before planting season, concerns were centered on possible disruptions of seeds and crop protection product delivery. Therefore, low availability and/or high prices of inputs such as pesticides could weigh on yields consequently, seed treatment market as well.

Wheat Seed Treatment Market Trends

Unfavorable Production Factors Leading to Increased Practice of Seed Treatment

Crop productivity is primarily determined by climatic conditions because ideal temperatures and precipitation must be in range for wheat growth. In addition to climatic conditions, increasing pest and disease infestation resulted in severe crop loss in wheat-growing regions. Therefore, taking into consideration of high cost involved in quality seeds, farmers are increasingly practicing seed treatment to protect crops against unfavorable conditions. This is driving the growth of the wheat seed treatment market, globally. China has suffered crop loss due to the occurrence of major crop pests and diseases in 2020, heavier than that of 2019. Specifically, wheat scab, which is likely to occur heavily.

Furthermore, droughts and climate change are the significant threats to grain production in the Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan (RUK) region and for global food security. Severe droughts have been significantly affecting wheat production in these regions. To maintain pace with global demand, wheat producers focus on enhancing the wheat yield both in production outcome and revenue. Seed treatment, being one of the most important means of combating soil-borne pests and pathogens, it is anticipated that the global market for wheat seed treatment is anticipated to have the opportunity for future market growth, enhancing demand for seed treatment products, in order to ensure optimal crop output.

North America-Largest Market for Wheat Seed Treatment

North America is anticipated to be the largest wheat seed treatment market, owing to the higher adoption rate of seed treatment chemicals for wheat, recording a robust growth rate during the forecasted period. The demand for the wheat seed treatment market is driven by its global demand . Wheat ranks third among U.S. field crops in planted acreage, production, and gross farm receipts, behind corn and soybeans. As per the USDA report, in 2019 the total production of wheat was 1.884 billion bushels of winter, spring, and durum wheat on 47.8 million acres of cropland. Annual losses due to wheat rust, Fusarium spp, and nematode are a major concern in the region. Taking into account the economic importance of the crop, many companies and government associations are spending funds towards the funding of research and development for innovation of new seed treatment technology. In 2017, Syngenta opened a North American Seedcare Institute in Stanton, Minnesota for doing research and development on seed treatment technology. Through this institute, Syngenta provides customized solutions to customers based on their specific needs and the latest technology suited to the farm and soil condition.

Wheat Seed Treatment Industry Overview

The wheat seed treatment market is consolidated among the major wheat seed treatment chemical companies, owing to a high concentration of companies mainly in Europe and North America, where new developments are taking place. Additionally, all major companies are also focused on capturing the new emerging markets of Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa. For instance, in 2017, BASF launched a new wheat seed treatment, named, Stamina F4 Cereals fungicide seed treatment, providing more consistent and continuous disease control.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 Application
5.1.1 Chemical
5.1.2 Biological
5.2 Function
5.2.1 Seed Protection
5.2.2 Seed Enhancement
5.2.3 Other Functions
5.3 Application Technique
5.3.1 Seed Coating
5.3.2 Seed Pelleting
5.3.3 Seed Dressing
5.3.4 Other Application Techniques
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.4.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Russia Spain Italy Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia Pacific China Japan India Australia Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.4.5 Africa South Africa Rest of Africa
6.1 Most Adopted Strategies
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd
6.3.2 Advanced Biological Marketing Inc
6.3.3 BASF SE
6.3.4 Bayer Cropscience AG
6.3.5 Bioworks Inc.
6.3.6 Corteva Agriscience
6.3.7 Germains Seed Technology
6.3.8 Incotec Group BV
6.3.9 Nufarm Ltd
6.3.10 Syngenta International AG
6.3.11 Valent Biosciences Corp.
6.3.12 Verdesian Life Sciences

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd
  • Advanced Biological Marketing Inc
  • Bayer Cropscience AG
  • Bioworks Inc.
  • Corteva Agriscience
  • Germains Seed Technology
  • Incotec Group BV
  • Nufarm Ltd
  • Syngenta International AG
  • Valent Biosciences Corp.
  • Verdesian Life Sciences