Agricultural Testing Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Agricultural Testing Market has been Segmented by Sample (Water Testing, Soil Testing, Seed Testing, Bio-solids Testing, Manure Testing, and Other Samples) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The market offers market sizing in USD million.

Agricultural Testing Market Size

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Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.9 %

Major Players

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Agricultural Testing Market Analysis

The global agricultural testing market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period (2022-2027). The COVID-19 impact on the soil testing market is likely to be short-term. Since the dominance of quality assurance in agricultural testing is attributable to the fact that it aids in resolving major problems related to soil fertility, available water quality for irrigational facilities, and identifying required nutrients essential for more robust growth and development of crops and other agricultural produce, the market is very slighltly impacted by the prevailing pandemic across the world. 

Over the medium term, market is anticipated to witness robust recovery with higher demand for agricultural products, which results in increased production, thereby, creating a need for periodical soil testing. Similarly, the shift in consumer preference to a higher standard of food safety and quality in terms of chemical residues creates the need to maintain the soil properties for quality production, thereby, bolstering the market growth during the forecast period.

North America accounted for the largest market share in the agricultural testing market. The dominant share of the region is attributed to the stringency in food safety, environmental and agricultural regulations, and laws pertaining to the nutritional content, chemicals, and labeling. The presence of numerous agriculture testing service providers in the region is contributing towards the growth of the agriculture testing service market.

Agricultural Testing Industry Segmentation

Agricultural testing helps in analyzing the appropriate input requirements and resources to be supplemented for optimal plant growth. Along with determining the contamination level, testing helps determine the composition and other characteristics, such as the acidity or pH level of the given sample. A soil test can help define the fertility level and need for trace elements, etc., of a given soil type. The agricultural testing market has been segmented by sample (water testing, soil testing, seed testing, bio-solids testing, manure testing, and other samples) and geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Africa).

Water Testing
Soil Testing
Seed Testing
Bio-solids Testing
Manure Testing
Other Samples
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Agricultural Testing Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Agricultural Testing Market according to our research experts:

Regulations and Legislations Pertaining to Agriculture and Environmental Safety

Regulations and legalizations about environmental safety and agricultural productivity have been the major driving factor for the market growth. With the rising concerns, the governments are acting proactively in the direction of agriculture and food safety which in turn is driving the market growth. For instance, the FDA has recently proposed a revision to Subpart E of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule that would change the pre-harvest agricultural water requirements for covered produce (other than sprouts). Under the proposed requirements, covered farms would be required to conduct pre-harvest agricultural water assessments once annually, and whenever a change occurs that increases the likelihood that a known or reasonably foreseeable hazard will be introduced into or onto produce or food contact surfaces. 

Sample testing has become increasingly popular in commercialized agriculture countries to maintain the export growth of agricultural commodities. Seed and Soil testing has also gained popularity in the recent times. International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) is an international organization that aims to develop and publish standard procedures in the field of seed testing. It has gained recognization in many countries as an important tool to harmonize seed testing and modern trends in seed trade. Therefore, the growing need to address various issues and challenges across the agricultural supply chain and food safety, has resulted in the increased market potential for the agricultural testing products.

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North America Dominates the Market

North America is the largest market for agricultural testing and was valued at USD 1,874.9 million in 2020. The United States, among all the regional countries, provides an attractive market potential for the players in the market. There is an ongoing demand for seed testing in the country due to the requirements of certifications for the United States seeds and grains. The Seed Regulatory and Testing Division (SRTD) tests agricultural and vegetable seeds to ensure the efficient, orderly marketing of seeds and to assist in the development of new or expanding markets. These are aiding the growth of the market. In the region, there is an increase in the trend of following electrophoretic and serological methods in seed testing. The electrophoretic method is used for the assessment of seed storage proteins. Furthermore, the electrophoretic method may be used for cultivar identification and testing of cultivar purity of seeds, whereas serological methods are suitable for species identification of seeds and for determination of species composition of admixtures. In addition, the serological method gives a possibility to display the species specificity of seed proteins. The shift in consumer preference toward a higher standard of food safety and quality, in terms of chemical residues, creates the need to maintain the soil properties for quality production, thereby bolstering the market growth during the forecast period.

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Agricultural Testing Industry Overview

The global agricultural testing market is fragmented, with numerous government-operated laboratories providing various agricultural testing services to the farmer across the world. In the agricultural testing market, companies are not only competing based on equipment quality and promotion, but are also focused on strategic moves to hold larger market shares. New services, partnerships, and acquisitions are the major strategies adopted by the leading companies in the market, globally.

Agricultural Testing Market Leaders

  1. Eurofins Scientific

  2. R J Hill Laboratories Ltd

  3. Agilent Technologies, Inc

  4. SCS Global Services

  5. Charm Sciences Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Eurofins Scientific, R J Hill Laboratories Ltd, Agilent Technologies, Inc, SCS Global Services, Charm Sciences Inc.

Agricultural Testing Market News

In November 2020, Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a collaboration with SGS to release a new GC/TQ method, the SGS AXYS Method 16130, approved by the US EPA as an alternative method for the future regulation and detection of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of chemical compounds that are considered persistent environmental pollutants and subsequently find their way into the food chain.

In October 2018, SGS announced the expansion in its global capabilities with the introduction of the introduction of soil, irrigation water and plant tissue testing and fertilizer recommendation services for the Chinese market.

In October 2018, Eurofins acquired the Canadian company EnvironeX. Through this, Eurofins strengthened its position in the environmental and agrifood testing markets.

Agricultural Testing Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Sample

      1. 5.1.1 Water Testing

      2. 5.1.2 Soil Testing

      3. 5.1.3 Seed Testing

      4. 5.1.4 Bio-solids Testing

      5. 5.1.5 Manure Testing

      6. 5.1.6 Other Samples

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Australia

        4. Japan

        5. Rest of Asia Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.2.5 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 Eurofins Scientific

      2. 6.3.2 Agilent Technologies Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 SCS Global Services

      4. 6.3.4 Bureau Veritas SA

      5. 6.3.5 ALS Limited

      6. 6.3.6 Element Materials Technology

      7. 6.3.7 TUV Nord Group

      8. 6.3.8 Apal Agricultural Laboratory

      9. 6.3.9 Intertek Group PLC

      10. 6.3.10 EMD Millipore Corporation

      11. 6.3.11 BioMerieux SA

      12. 6.3.12 Aurea Agrosciences

      13. 6.3.13 3M Company

      14. 6.3.14 Charm Sciences Inc.

      15. 6.3.15 Neogen Corporation

      16. 6.3.16 Biolumix Inc.



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Agricultural Testing Market Research FAQs

The Agricultural Testing Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Agricultural Testing Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.9% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Eurofins Scientific, R J Hill Laboratories Ltd, Agilent Technologies, Inc, SCS Global Services, Charm Sciences Inc. are the major companies operating in Agricultural Testing Market.

Agricultural Testing Industry Report

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