Agricultural Testing Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Agricultural Testing Services and the Market is 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 report offers the market size in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Agricultural Testing Market Size

Agricultural Testing Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 5.70 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Agricultural Testing Market

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Agricultural Testing Market Analysis

The Agricultural Testing Market size is expected to grow from USD 5.71 billion in 2023 to USD 7.53 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 5.70% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • Agricultural testing can be defined as the testing of various samples, such as water, soil, seed, etc., to determine their quality and contaminant content. The agricultural testing market is a high-growth sector and is gaining popularity in developed and commercialized regions across the globe. Regulations and legalizations pertaining to environmental safety and agricultural productivity have been the major driving force for the market growth of agricultural testing.
  • Over the medium term, the market is anticipated to witness robust recovery with higher demand for agricultural products, resulting in increased production and a need for periodic 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 dominates 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 nutritional content, chemicals, and labeling. The presence of numerous agriculture testing service providers in the region contributes to the growth of the agriculture testing service market.

Agricultural Testing Market Trends

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, governments are acting proactively in the direction of agriculture and food safety, driving the market growth. For instance, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed revising Subpart E of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The proposed changes aim to enhance food safety by ensuring that the water used for irrigation and other agricultural purposes does not contain harmful contaminants that can lead to foodborne illness.
  • Under the proposed requirements, covered farms would be required to conduct pre-harvest agricultural water assessments at least once annually and whenever a change occurs, increasing the likelihood of contamination. This change in the regulation aims to provide greater flexibility to farmers and reduce the burden of compliance with the regulation while also ensuring that the product is safe for consumers.
  • 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 recent times. International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) is an international organization that aims to develop and publish standard procedures in seed testing. It has gained recognization in many countries as an important tool to harmonize seed testing and modern trends in the seed trade. Therefore, the growing need to address various issues and challenges across the agricultural supply chain and food safety has increased market potential for agricultural testing products.
Agricultural Testing Market

North America Dominates the Market

  • North America is the largest market for agricultural testing across the globe. The United States, among all the regional countries, provides an attractive market potential for the players. There is an ongoing demand for seed testing in the country due to the requirements of certifications for 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 developing 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 to identify and test the cultivar purity of seeds. In contrast, serological methods are suitable for species identification of seeds and determination of species composition of admixtures. In addition, the serological method allows the display of 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 Industry Overview

The global agricultural testing market is moderately consolidated, with numerous government-operated laboratories providing various agricultural testing services to farmers worldwide. Eurofins Scientific, R J Hill Laboratories LTD, Agilent Technologies, Inc, SCS Global Services, and Charm Sciences Inc. are some of the major players. Companies compete in the agricultural testing market based on equipment quality and promotion and focus 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

Agricultural Testing Market Concentration
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Agricultural Testing Market News

  • February 2023: Hill laboratories company signed a joint partnership agreement with Merieux Nutrisciences. The Hill Laboratories team will work with the Mérieux NutriSciences team of experts to provide comprehensive solutions for New Zealand food businesses, encompassing food safety testing and auditing services.
  • November 2022: SCS Global Services company launched a new plant-based certification program. This program has an ANSI-accredited standards development body, distinguishing plant-based brands based on rigorous auditing, testing, and labeling requirements.
  • August 2022: Hill laboratories innovated a new soil test method (Hot Water Carbon (HWEC) test) using near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS) for testing agronomic soil samples (excluding peats). The use of NIRS for soil tests allows quick and affordable results.

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 Industry Segmentation

Agricultural testing is the method to analyze the health and fertility of the soil. Therefore, these tests help maintain a healthy composition of soil for growing and harvesting. Along with determining the contamination level, testing helps determine the composition and other characteristics, such as the sample's acidity or pH level. A soil test can help define the fertility level and need for trace elements, etc., of a given soil type.

The agricultural testing market is 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 sizing has been done in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

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 Research FAQs

The Agricultural Testing Market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.70% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

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

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Agricultural Testing Market.

The report covers the Agricultural Testing Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Agricultural Testing Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Agricultural Testing Industry Report

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Agricultural Testing Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)