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Soil Treatment Market - Forecasts from 2023 to 2028

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  • 140 Pages
  • September 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 5899375

The soil treatment market was valued at US$37.422 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.61% during the forecast period

Soil treatment and refers to the numerous processes and procedures used to enhance the functionality and health of the soil. It entails applying various treatments to the soil to solve problems such as soil compaction, poor fertility, erosion, pollution, and nutrient depletion.

Biological treatment is frequently used to clean up soil that has been contaminated by organic materials like gasoline or oils. Although biological therapy is cost-effective, it takes a long time to complete, perhaps from a few weeks to several months.

Market Drivers:

Increasing awareness among small farmers

In today's technologically advanced world, where automation is essential in every business, fresh hybrid seeds must be created and used each year. However, the effectiveness of such plants may be passed along intact utilising a natural method, such as seeds. Numerous experts conducted various studies to discover new opportunities for small farms and seed producers in the developing world, and they ultimately concluded that soil remediation is the best course of action. For the agriculture of today to provide enough food, feed, fuel, and fibre, hybrid plants are essential. This issue may be resolved using a straightforward soil remediation process. These factors influence the soil treatment industry.

Decreasing arable land and increasing demand for food

The world's population, which surpassed 8 billion people in mid-November 2022, is projected to rise by about 2 billion people over the following 30 years, from 8 billion in 2022 to 9.7 billion in 2050. On the other hand, the amount of arable land in the world's main agricultural nations is shrinking as a result of  industrialization and urbanization.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) resource forecast for 2050, just 12% of the world's land area is used for crop production, and there is little room for additional agricultural land growth. As a result, there is pressure to use soil treatment chemicals to increase food production on the current arable land.

Micronutrient deficiency in soil

Globally, there is a large prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies, with Asia-Pacific being one of the largest areas impacted. Around one-third of the cultivated soil is -poor in iron, while more than half of the soils used for growing cereal crops are zinc deficient. Zinc, boron, and other micronutrients are all thought to be somewhat deficient in 40-55 per cent, 25-35 per cent, and 10-15 per cent of soils, respectively. Crops are not reacting to  fertilizers and pesticides due to severe micronutrient deficiencies in the soil, which results in a lower yield. Ph adjusters can be used to solve this problem, which will impact the soil treatment market size.

Innovation in soil protection technology

The soil treatment industry is being driven by the growing awareness of soil deterioration and the consequent government measures to treat contaminated and polluted soil. Technologies for treating soil are intended to enhance soil quality by reviving microbial activity, regulating the pH level, enhancing moisture retention, and  minimizing compaction.. Additionally, the advantages of soil treatment methods, such as increased nutrients and better soil physical and biological components, are driving the soil treatment industry's expansion.

In emerging countries with active industrialization, methods to increase aeration and land fertility are considerably boosting the soil treatment market growth.

North America dominates the soil treatment market

In North American nations namely the United States, Canada, and Mexico, there is growing concern over soil contamination and cleanup, which has led to an increase in soil treatment market size. Ecosystem services that sustain human well-being and natural systems are provided by soils, an essential part of ecosystems.

Canada to hold significant market share in the North American region

The amount and complexity of organisms found in Canadian soil, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), make it practically difficult for soils to be devoid of such pests. To reduce the chances of the entry and spread of important soil-borne quarantine pests into Canada, strong phytosanitary regulations regarding soil are thus required. The Government of Canada will invest USD 162.6 million in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) over the next five years and USD 40 million annually. As a result, the country has a sufficient level of knowledge regarding soil remediation, which is pushing the soil treatment market there.

Key manufacturers are focusing on product innovation

The industry under study is very fragmented, with many different companies competing for soil treatment market share, but certain businesses are working to increase their market share, including Bayer Crop Science AG, Corteva AgriScience, BASF SE, Syngenta, and AMVAC Chemical Corporation. Companies are focused on strategic mergers and acquisitions and growth as their primary implemented tactics in the global soil treatment market in addition to the introduction of cutting-edge products. Investments in R&D and creating unique product portfolios will probably be essential tactics in the upcoming years, along with innovations and expansions.

 Company Products

  • IXPER solution, Solvay's soil remediation solutions help and improve the repair of several ecosystems. For instance, IXPER® solution increases soil oxygen levels, which promotes the growth of microorganisms.
  • MARITIME, MARITIME is a biologically extracted kelp solution that is very soluble. By enhancing soil microbiota, enhancing plant vigour, and assisting plant response to stress, MARITIME supports a balanced crop nutrition system.

Market Key Developments

  • In June 2022, Together with Groundwork BioAg, a leading worldwide bio-agriculture firm, ADAMA developed TORMOS, a cost-efficient mycorrhizal soil treatment solution for improving crop output and soil health.
  • In  May 2022, The MAAVi Innovation Centre of Kimitec and UPL, a global pioneer in sustainable agricultural solutions, worked together to provide specialised bio-solutions technology to the United States, notably for soil treatments and amendments.


By Technology

  • Physiochemical Treatment
  • Biological Treatment
  • Thermal Treatment

By Type

  • Organic Amendments
  • pH Adjusters
  • Soil Protection

By Application

  • Soil Protection
  • Weed Control
  • Pest Control
  • Soil Fertility
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Others
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Israel
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Others

Table of Contents

1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Definition
1.3. Scope of the Study
1.4. Market Segmentation
1.5. Currency
1.6. Assumptions
1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Research Process
3.1. Research Highlights
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Physical Treatment
5.3. Biological Treatment
5.4. Thermal Treatment
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Organic Amendments
6.3. pH Adjusters
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Soil Protection
7.3. Weed Control
7.4. Pest Control
7.5. Soil Fertility
7.6. Others
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. United States
8.2.2. Canada
8.2.3. Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. Brazil
8.3.2. Argentina
8.3.3. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. United Kingdom
8.4.2. Germany
8.4.3. France
8.4.4. Spain
8.4.5. Others
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. Saudi Arabia
8.5.2. UAE
8.5.3. Israel
8.5.4. Others
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. Japan
8.6.2. China
8.6.3. India
8.6.4. South Korea
8.6.5. Indonesia
8.6.6. Thailand
8.6.7. Others
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Market Share Analysis
9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements and Collaboration
10.1. Bayer CropScience AG
10.2. American Vanguard Corporation
10.3. Syngenta
10.4. BASF SE
10.5. Novozymes AS
10.6. Soil works LLC
10.8. Isagro SpA
10.9. ADAMA Ltd (Makhteshim Agan Group)
10.10. Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation (SPIC) Limited
10.11. Solvay s.A
10.12. Loveland Agriproduct

Companies Mentioned

  • Bayer CropScience AG
  • American Vanguard Corporation
  • Syngenta
  • Novozymes AS
  • Soil works LLC
  • Isagro SpA
  • ADAMA Ltd (Makhteshim Agan Group)
  • Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation (SPIC) Limited
  • Solvay. S.A
  • Loveland AgriProducts