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Agricultural Inoculant Market - Segmented by Type, Microbes, Application, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

  • ID: 4771961
  • Report
  • 154 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Dec 31st 2019
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  • Bayer CropScience Limited
  • BrettYoung
  • Novozymes
  • Precision Laboratories
  • TerraMax
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Market Overview

The global agricultural inoculant market is slated to witness a CAGR of 9.0% during the forecast period 2019-2024. Agricultural inoculants are increasingly being used as crop protection agents, soil amendments, and as bio- fertilizers. In many parts of the world, they are being used by farmers to practice sustainable agriculture.

The demand and popularity of sustainable agriculture through organic farming is expected to help maintain soil health, nutrients cycle, productivity, and the balance of natural bio-control agents. Agricultural inoculants contain living microorganisms and their strains, which are mixed with the soil or plant surfaces to provide natural protection, nutrient solubilizing, in turn promoting plant growth.

Scope of the Report

Agricultural inoculants, also known beneficial microorganisms, can be used in agriculture as amendments for soil and plants. Many types of microorganisms are used in agriculture as plant growth promoters, nutrient providers and as plant-protecting natural elements. Agricultural inoculants are applied to improve plant nutrition and can also be used to promote plant growth by stimulating plant hormone production.

Key Market Trends

Popularity of Organic and Environment Friendly Farming Practices

Present agricultural practices are shifting from conventional to organic farming practices. There are several reasons for adopting organic farming. Some of them are growing health consciousness, environmental safety, soil health, and long lasting agriculture sustainability. There are many ways to practice organic farming like organic compost, manure, and the usage of agricultural inoculants. These inoculants are basically microorganisms that play an important role in ensuring plant health, soil fertility, and agricultural sustainability.

The use of fertilizers and pesticides in modern agriculture is very high and is causing critical problems such as soil pollution, microbial imbalance, and reduction in soil fertility and productivity, loss of natural biocontrol agents and beneficial organism.

North America to dominate the global market

North America accounted for the largest share in production and consumption of agricultural inoculants in 2018. North America is developing new agricultural technology at a broad level and it is being successfully applied in domestic farming systems. Europe is the second largest production and consumption market for agricultural inoculants. Currently, the developing countries of Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Africa are growing quite fast. Most agricultural inoculants are used in oilseeds crops and maize. All these developing countries are growing soya bean as the major crop; hence, the demand for agricultural inoculants is expected to rise in the future.

Competitive Landscape

The results of market share analysis indicate a highly fragmented global market for agricultural inoculants. Many small players occupy a major portion of the market, with top players have a diverse and increasing product portfolio. The greater market share of major players (BASF, Bayer) can be attributed to the highly diversified product portfolio and a large number of acquisitions and agreements taking place. The major players are also focusing on R&D, large product portfolio, wide geographical presence, and aggressive acquisition strategy.
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1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints
4.3 Market Drivers
4.3.1 Advancements in Technology
4.3.2 Adoption of Organic Farming Practices
4.3.3 Government Promoting Bio-control Products
4.4 Market Restraints
4.4.1 Low Adoption Rate Due to Infrastructure Issue
4.4.2 Lack of Awareness and Availability
4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5.1 Type
5.1.1 Biocontrol Agents
5.1.2 Plant Resistant Stimulant
5.1.3 Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms
5.2 Microbes
5.2.1 Bacteria Rhizobacteria Nitrogen Fixing Phosphate Solubilizing Others
5.2.2 Fungi Trichoderma Spp. Mycorrhiza Others
5.2.3 Others
5.3 Mode of Application
5.3.1 Seed Inoculation
5.3.2 Soil Inoculation
5.3.3 Others
5.4 Application
5.4.1 Cereals & Grains
5.4.2 Oilseeds
5.4.3 Fruits & Vegetables
5.4.4 Others
5.5 Geography
5.5.1 North America US Canada Mexico Rest of North America
5.5.2 Europe Germany UK France Russia Spain Rest of Europe
5.5.3 Asia Pacific China Japan India South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.5.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.5.5 Middle East and Africa UAE Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Rest of Middle East and Africa

6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Mergers & Acquisitions
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Advanced Biological Marketing, Inc.
6.3.2 BASF SE
6.3.3 Bayer CropScience Limited
6.3.4 BrettYoung
6.3.5 Novozymes
6.3.6 Precision Laboratories
6.3.7 Queensland Agricultural Seeds Pvt. Ltd
6.3.8 TerraMax
6.3.9 Verdesian Life Sciences LLC

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  • Advanced Biological Marketing, Inc.
  • Bayer CropScience Limited
  • BrettYoung
  • Novozymes
  • Precision Laboratories
  • Queensland Agricultural Seeds Pvt. Ltd
  • TerraMax
  • Verdesian Life Sciences LLC
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