Chemical seed treatments offer the perfect illustration of how the seed and crop protection sectors have undertaken innovative initiatives for advancing the future of contemporary agriculture. North America has been witnessing a sustained demand for chemical seed treatment and is among the fastest growing global market after Asia Pacific over the coming half-a-decade. Canada chemical seed treatment market was worth around $89.8 million in 2015 and is expected to cross $130.9 million by 2020 growing at the CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period 2015-2020.
The demand for crops has stimulated due to rise in the consumption of crops. Rise in the cost of seeds is one of the factor alluring the market. Increase in farm sizes along with crop rotations getting shorter are expected to drive the demand for chemical seed treatment market. Canada and United States have been the growth engines that are driving the North American market.
The left over materials after the treatment affect the environment and limited dose capacity along with limited shelf life are some of the constrains of the chemical seed treatment market. Awareness on the impact of biological chemical seed treatment created an opportunity for chemical seed treatment market.
Within this application category, insecticides constitute the largest sub-category, with an estimated 2015 share of 52.8% of chemical seed treatment demand. However, fungicide seed treatments are slated to witness the fastest CAGR of 8.6% during 2015-2020 in reaching a projected demand of US$49.4 million by 2020.
Corn/maize is the leading type of crop for chemical seed treatment applications in Canada, estimated to account for 32.5% of the total demand in 2015. In terms of CAGR between 2015 and 2020, however, demand for chemical seed treatment applications in canola is expected to be the fastest among all crop types at 9.1%.
Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd (Formerly Makhteshim Agan Industries Ltd), Advanced Biological Marketing Inc, BASF SE, Bayer CropScience AG, BioWorks Inc, BrettYoung Limited, Chemtura AgroSolutions, DuPont,Exosect, loveland , Monsanto Company, Novozymes A/S, Precision Laboratories LLC, United agri products,Syngenta International AG, Valent USA Corporation, Vive crop protection and Wolf Trax Inc.A few have focused on horizontal growth by expanding their presence in emerging markets that offer greatest scope for future prospects, while yet others have been content to operate within their established boundaries and go in for vertical growth by concentrating on innovations in the area of products and solutions.
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