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

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).

Market Snapshot

Agricultural Testing Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.7 %

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Market Overview

The global agricultural testing market is poised to witness a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period (2021-2026). The COVID-19 impact on the soil testing market is likely to be short-term. The 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.

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 lightly impacted by the prevailing pandemic across the world. Europe 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. Europe also has the highest number of testing laboratories among all regions.

Scope of the Report

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).

By Sample
Water Testing
Soil Testing
Seed Testing
Bio-solids Testing
Manure Testing
Other Samples
By Geography
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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Key Market Trends

Regulations and Legislation Pertaining to Agriculture and Environmental Safety

The agricultural testing market is a high-growth sector, as it is becoming highly popular in developed and commercialized regions. Regulations and legalizations about environmental safety and agricultural productivity have been the major driving factor for the market growth of this sophisticated segment. Sample testing has become increasingly popular in commercialized agriculture countries to maintain the export growth of agricultural commodities. Growing complexities in the supply chain, lack of adoption of good agricultural practices (GAP), and absence of proper hygiene and sanitation practices have resulted in increasing instances of contamination of food, feed, and agricultural products at the beginning of the supply chain, which is responsible for large-scale outbreaks of illnesses and poisoning in both humans and livestock. This has caused severe concerns among farmers, livestock producers, end consumers, regulatory authorities, and other industry stakeholders. Hence, the factors mentioned above have created the need to address various issues and challenges across the agricultural supply chain, thereby, resulting in the increased market potential for the agricultural testing products.

Agricultural Testing Market Latest Trends

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.

Agricultural Testing Market Size By Region

Competitive Landscape

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.

Recent Developments

In 2020, Agilent announced a new ICP-MS instrument, the Agilent 7850 ICP-MS system, which provides new smart tools to minimize common time traps that can affect ICP-MS analysis workflows.

In December 2020, Aurea Agrosciences and Biome Makers entered a distribution partnership in France, aimed to offer Biome Makers solutions to farms.

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

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    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 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 By 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 By 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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Frequently Asked Questions

The Agricultural Testing Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Agricultural Testing Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.7% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

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