Agricultural Biologicals Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Global Agricultural Biologicals Market is segmented by Function Type (Biocontrol, Biofertilizers, Biostimulants) Product Type (Microbials, Macrobials, Natural Products) Application (Foliar Spray, Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment), Crop (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, and Fruits and Vegetables), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Agricultural Biologicals Market Size
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: North America
Largest Market: Europe
CAGR: 12.8 %
Agricultural Biologicals Market Companies

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Market Overview

The agricultural biologicals market was valued at USD 7.62 billion in 2019, and it is estimated to record a CAGR of 12.8% during the forecast period.

  • Agricultural biologicals are the seed treatment products that are used to replace chemicals in farming, which are mainly used to prevent the crops from pests, weeds, and diseases, in order to maintain crop health.
  • The rise in awareness among farmers, increased pest outbreaks in crops, need to increase the yield of the crops, and developments in pest-resistance products are some of the major reasons for the growth of the market.

Scope of the Report

The scope of the study includes a detailed analysis of the agricultural biologicals market, including biological control products, Biocontrol, Biofertilizers, Biostimulants. The report evaluates the market size, along with the market share and trends, of the agricultural biologicals market. The market operates at B2B and B2C levels, and the market sizing has been done at the consumer level.

Product Type
Natural Products
Foliar Spray
Seed Treatment
Soil Treatment
Crop Type
Cereals & Grains
Oilseeds & Pulses
Fruits & Vegetables
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Favorable Regulatory Structure

Given that biopesticides tend to pose fewer environmental risks compared to chemical pesticides, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) generally requires less stringent data to register a biopesticide than chemical pesticide. As a result, new biopesticides are often registered in less than a year, compared to an average of more than three years for chemical pesticides. Biopesticides are regulated in the European Union in the same manner as chemical pesticides. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a 34-country group headquartered in Paris, France, assists EU in a quick and thorough assessment of biopesticide for eliminating risks to humans and the environment.

To promote the use of biopesticides, even developing countries, such as India, have simplified the requirement for the registration of biopesticides. The National Farmer Policy in India also strongly recommended the use of biopesticides across the country. All these activities are creating an opportunity for the development of biopesticides, globally. In the United States, the registration process for biofertilizers is done at the state level, and they are registered under soil amendments, as they contain organic components. In Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has well-defined processes for the registration of biofertilizers. This practice allows biofertilizer companies to operate in a safe environment and attract new investors in the biofertilizer industry.

Agricultural Biologicals Industry

United States Dominates the Market

According to the data of the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Statistics Service, there were more than 1,400 registered organic farms in the Unites States in 2016. Furthermore, around 3,454,441 acres of land was treated with biological fertilizers in 2017. Organic exports of fruits and vegetables amounted to USD 548 million in 2016. Hence, the increasing demand for organic crops is leading to an upsurge in the demand for biological products in the country. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is associated with the regulation of pesticides in the United States, has made the registration of biopesticide products more efficient through the development of modified test methodologies and clear guidance documents, as a result of which, currently, over 430 biopesticide ingredients are available in the country.

The major strategies adopted by key players, such as Certis USA LLC, Syngenta, Bayer CropScience AG, and BASF SE, have also contributed to the growth of the agricultural biologicals market in the country. For instance, in 2017, Agrinos and Van Diest Supply Company partnered to drive the use of biological crop solutions among the farmers in the country.

Agricultural Biologicals Industry Analysis

Competitive Landscape

In the agricultural biologicals market, companies are not only competing based on product quality and promotion but also focusing on strategic moves, in order to hold larger market shares. New product launches, partnerships, and acquisitions are the major strategies adopted by the leading companies in the market. Companies are investing heavily in developing new products and are collaborating and acquiring other companies, which is expected to increase their market shares and strengthen the R&D activities. Involvement in agreements with other agricultural biological product and technology providers is one of the most prominent strategies followed by market leaders, worldwide.

In 2016, Agrinos set up a new production facility in the United States. Lallemand Plant Care, a business unit of Lallemand Inc., acquired BioBoost and BYSI-N, the biological line of BrettYoungt, in June 2017.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Function

      1. 5.1.1 Biocontrol

      2. 5.1.2 Biofertilizers

      3. 5.1.3 Biostimulants

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Microbials

      2. 5.2.2 Macrobials

      3. 5.2.3 Natural Products

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Foliar Spray

      2. 5.3.2 Seed Treatment

      3. 5.3.3 Soil Treatment

    4. 5.4 Crop Type

      1. 5.4.1 Cereals & Grains

      2. 5.4.2 Oilseeds & Pulses

      3. 5.4.3 Fruits & Vegetables

      4. 5.4.4 Others

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.5.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.5.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.5.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 UPL Limited

      2. 6.3.2 Bayer CropScience AG

      3. 6.3.3 Corteva AgriScience

      4. 6.3.4 Syngenta International AG

      5. 6.3.5 BASF SE

      6. 6.3.6 Novozymes AG

      7. 6.3.7 Atlántica Agricola

      8. 6.3.8 W. Neudorff GmbH KG

      9. 6.3.9 Agrinos AS

      10. 6.3.10 FMC Corporation

      11. 6.3.11 Certis USA LLC

      12. 6.3.12 Bioworks Inc

      13. 6.3.13 Kiwa Bio-tech Products Group Corporation

      14. 6.3.14 International Panaacea Limited

      15. 6.3.15 Andermatt Biocontrol AG


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Frequently Asked Questions

The agricultural biologicals market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The agricultural biologicals market is growing at a CAGR of 12.8% over the next 5 years.

North America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Europe holds highest share in 2020.

Corteva AgriScience, Bayer CropScience AG, Syngenta International AG, BASF SE, Novozymes AG are the major companies operating in agricultural biologicals market.

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