Europe Seed Treatment Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029

The Europe Seed Treatment Market is segmented by Function (Fungicide, Insecticide, Nematicide), by Crop Type (Commercial Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Turf & Ornamental) and by Country (France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom). The report offers market size in both market value in USD and market volume in metric ton. Further, the report includes a market split by function and crop types.

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Europe Seed Treatment Market Analysis

The Europe Seed Treatment Market size is estimated at 1.45 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 1.79 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 4.29% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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1.45 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

1.79 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

3.28 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

4.29 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Segment by Function

50.32 %

value share, Insecticide, 2023

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No-tillage and monoculture practices proliferate various insects like wireworms, carrot flies, onion flies, and others, growing the market for insecticide seed treatment.

Fastest-Grwoing Segment by Function

4.90 %

Projected CAGR, Insecticide, 2024-2029

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Frequent yield losses by various insect pests like Colorado potato beetle, wireworms, and onion flies are increasing the utilization of insecticide seed treatment products.

Largest Segment by Crop Type

59.85 %

value share, Grains & Cereals, 2023

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Grain and cereal crops are vulnerable to various soil-borne diseases (like root diseases), pests, and nematodes (such as root-knot nematodes). This has increased seed treatment usage.

Largest Segment by Country

29.03 %

value share, Germany, 2023

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Frequent yield losses by various soil-borne pests like Colorado potato beetle, wireworms, and symphylan have increased seed treatment product utilization in the country.

Leading Market Player

23.90 %

market share, Syngenta Group, 2022

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The company offers seed treatment products for grains, cereals, soybeans, corn, and alfalfa. These ensure uniform distribution and adherence to the surface of seeds.

Fungicides dominated the European seed treatment market as seeds are more susceptible to soil-borne fungi

  • Seed treatment refers to the application of fungicide, insecticide, or a combination of both to seeds to disinfect them and protect them from seed-borne or soil-borne pathogenic organisms. Seed treatment can improve germination, seedling emergence, plant vigor, stand establishment, and total yield, helping ensure the crop is on its way to reaching its full genetic potential.
  • The first four to six weeks after sowing is a critical period in the life of a new plant as seedlings emerge and develop their physical makeup. Sowing treated seeds helps protect the germination and establishment stages when emerging seedlings are most vulnerable to attack from invasive insect pests and disease pathogens.
  • Fungicides dominated the European seed treatment market with a share of 49.0% in 2022. The most common disease-causing fungi found in Europe are Fusarium spp., Septoria spp., Pyrenophora spp., Ustilago spp., Tilletia spp., and Botrytis spp. Similarly, Rhizoctonia solani, Phytophthora spp., Pythium spp., Verticillium spp., and Sclerotinia spp. are the most common soil-borne fungi.
  • The European seed treatment market is dominated by cereal and grain crops, accounting for 61.8% of the market share in 2022. Cereal crops are susceptible to various seed-borne diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Seed treatment helps protect the seeds from these pathogens, preventing infection during germination and early growth stages. Common seed-borne diseases in cereals include Fusarium, smuts, bunts, and seedling blights.
  • Schemes like the European Seed Treatment Assurance Scheme (ESTA), a quality assurance system to ensure that seed treatment and the resulting treated seeds meet requirements defined by legislators and the industry, are boosting the market's growth.
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Schemes like the European Seed Treatment Assurance Scheme drive the seed treatment market

  • In Europe, annual crops can be subdivided into winter crops and spring and summer crops. Winter crops are sown in autumn and harvested in the summer of the following year. Spring and summer crops are sown and harvested in the same year. In the European Union, wheat, rapeseed, rye, and triticale are typically winter crops, whereas maize, sunflowers, rice, soybeans, potatoes, and sugar beet are summer crops. Barley is common in both its winter and spring varieties.
  • Grains and cereals dominated the consumption of seed treatment chemicals in Europe, accounting for about 61.8% of the market value, which was valued at about USD 955.1 million in 2022. It is anticipated to reach USD 1.73 billion by the end of the forecast period. The area under grains and cereals is showing an increasing trend, which was 119.2 million hectares in 2022 to 133.5 million hectares by 2029.
  • Among the European countries, Spain dominated the market with a market share of 19.4% of the European seed treatment market in 2022. The area under cultivation is anticipated to grow from 12.7 million hectares in 2022 to 14.0 million hectares by 2029. This will further drive the country's seed treatment market and it is anticipated to register a CAGR of 9.0% during the forecast period.
  • Moreover, a few schemes like the European Seed Treatment Assurance Scheme (ESTA), a quality assurance system to ensure that seed treatment and the resulting treated seed meet requirements defined by legislators and industry are boosting the market’s growth. The ESTA has been designed to be compatible with the national quality assurance systems in France (PQP) and Germany (SeedGuard). This will further drive the market and is anticipated to grow at a value CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period.

Europe Seed Treatment Market Trends

Growing adoption of farm-to-fork strategy and other alternatives for controlling seed and soil-borne diseases is reducing the per hectare consumption of seed treatments

  • Agriculture is a major contributor to the European economy, but it faces several challenges, such as weed infestation, insect pests, and fungal diseases, which cause significant losses in crop production every year. To address these issues, the European agricultural industry employed an average of 619.3 grams of seed treatment chemicals per hectare of farmland in 2022. These seed treatment chemicals are specifically designed to protect crops from early crop growth pests and diseases, allowing farmers to increase their yields and meet the growing demand for food in the region.
  • Over the years, there has been a significant decrease in the usage of seed treatments per hectare in the region. In 2022, the consumption of seed treatments per hectare was reduced by a substantial 33.0 grams compared to 2017. This decline can be mainly attributed to the increasing adoption of the farm-to-fork strategy in European countries. The primary goal of this strategy is to reduce the use of fertilizers and pesticides by half and increase organic farming by 25%. The widespread adoption of this strategy has led to a significant impact on the application of seed treatments to control soil-borne and seed-borne diseases. Farmers are now actively seeking alternative methods to control these diseases.
  • Maize is a crucial field crop cultivated in several European countries such as France, Romania, Germany, Hungary, and Italy. These countries have more than a million hectares of farmland dedicated to maize cultivation. The introduction of genetically modified varieties of maize has led to a significant decrease in the use of seed treatment chemicals, resulting in a lower need for their application. As a result, seed treatment is becoming less common in European maize cultivation.
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Cypermethrin, metalaxyl, azoxystrobin, abamectin, and emamectin benzoate-based pesticide seed treatments play an important role in protecting crops from pests and diseases

  • Cypermethrin, metalaxyl, azoxystrobin, abamectin, and emamectin benzoate-based pesticides play an essential role in protecting crops from pests and diseases. Farmers are becoming more aware of the advantages of using seed treatment pesticides. These chemicals provide targeted protection, requiring lower quantities compared to foliar or soil-applied pesticides, which can lead to cost savings.
  • In 2022, cypermethrin was priced at USD 21.1 thousand per metric ton. This synthetic pyrethroid is used as an insecticide by farmers for seed treatment before planting, providing protection against insect, pest, and bird attacks. Cypermethrin serves as a highly effective insecticide seed treatment to mitigate bulb flies and wireworms.
  • Metalaxyl, a significant acyl-alanine fungicide, holds crucial importance. Effective against oomycetes such as Pythium, Phytophthora, and various downy mildews, it is commonly applied in crops like corn, peas, sorghum, and sunflower. In 2022, its price amounted to USD 4.5 thousand per metric ton.
  • Azoxystrobin, which was priced at USD 4.6 thousand per metric ton in 2022, is used as a seed treatment fungicide. It is effective against numerous seed-borne and soil-borne pathogens, which cause seed decay, seedling blight, and damping-off. Azoxystrobin mainly targets diseases such as Pythium, Fusarium, white mold, brown spot, and Phomopsis.
  • In 2022, abamectin was priced at USD 8.8 thousand per metric ton. By employing abamectin seed treatment, plants receive protection right from the start, mitigating the risk of early pest damage during critical early growth stages. This widely used pesticide plays a significant role in agriculture and horticulture by effectively controlling various pests, including insects and mites.
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Europe Seed Treatment Industry Overview

The Europe Seed Treatment Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 56.69%. The major players in this market are Bayer AG, Corteva Agriscience, Mitsui & Co. Ltd (Certis Belchim), Syngenta Group and UPL Limited (sorted alphabetically).

Europe Seed Treatment Market Leaders

  1. Bayer AG

  2. Corteva Agriscience

  3. Mitsui & Co. Ltd (Certis Belchim)

  4. Syngenta Group

  5. UPL Limited

Europe Seed Treatment Market Concentration

Other important companies include Albaugh LLC, PI Industries.

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Europe Seed Treatment Market News

  • January 2023: Bayer formed a new partnership with Oerth Bio to enhance crop protection technology and create more eco-friendly crop protection solutions.
  • May 2022: Corteva Agriscience expanded its product development capabilities by opening a seed treatment laboratory in Rosslyn, South Africa. The site is well-positioned to fulfill the ongoing needs of grain producers throughout Africa and the Middle East (AME) and is connected to Corteva's worldwide CSAT network.
  • March 2022: A new company called Certis Belchim BV was formed by Mitsui & Co. Ltd by merging its recently acquired Belchim Crop Protection and its European subsidiary Certis Europe. This was done in accordance with the terms of a definitive agreement.

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Europe Seed Treatment Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & KEY FINDINGS

  2. REPORT OFFERS

  3. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1. Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2. Scope of the Study​

    3. 1.3. Research Methodology

  4. 2. KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS

    1. 2.1. Consumption Of Pesticide Per Hectare

    2. 2.2. Pricing Analysis For Active Ingredients

    3. 2.3. Regulatory Framework

      1. 2.3.1. France

      2. 2.3.2. Germany

      3. 2.3.3. Italy

      4. 2.3.4. Netherlands

      5. 2.3.5. Russia

      6. 2.3.6. Spain

      7. 2.3.7. Ukraine

      8. 2.3.8. United Kingdom

    4. 2.4. Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  5. 3. MARKET SEGMENTATION (includes market size in Value in USD and Volume, Forecasts up to 2029 and analysis of growth prospects)

    1. 3.1. Function

      1. 3.1.1. Fungicide

      2. 3.1.2. Insecticide

      3. 3.1.3. Nematicide

    2. 3.2. Crop Type

      1. 3.2.1. Commercial Crops

      2. 3.2.2. Fruits & Vegetables

      3. 3.2.3. Grains & Cereals

      4. 3.2.4. Pulses & Oilseeds

      5. 3.2.5. Turf & Ornamental

    3. 3.3. Country

      1. 3.3.1. France

      2. 3.3.2. Germany

      3. 3.3.3. Italy

      4. 3.3.4. Netherlands

      5. 3.3.5. Russia

      6. 3.3.6. Spain

      7. 3.3.7. Ukraine

      8. 3.3.8. United Kingdom

      9. 3.3.9. Rest of Europe

  6. 4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 4.1. Key Strategic Moves

    2. 4.2. Market Share Analysis

    3. 4.3. Company Landscape

    4. 4.4. Company Profiles (includes Global level Overview, Market level overview, Core Business Segments, Financials, Headcount, Key Information, Market Rank, Market Share, Products and Services, and analysis of Recent Developments)

      1. 4.4.1. Albaugh LLC

      2. 4.4.2. Bayer AG

      3. 4.4.3. Corteva Agriscience

      4. 4.4.4. Mitsui & Co. Ltd (Certis Belchim)

      5. 4.4.5. PI Industries

      6. 4.4.6. Syngenta Group

      7. 4.4.7. UPL Limited

  7. 5. KEY STRATEGIC QUESTIONS FOR CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS CEOS

  8. 6. APPENDIX

    1. 6.1. Global Overview

      1. 6.1.1. Overview

      2. 6.1.2. Porter’s Five Forces Framework

      3. 6.1.3. Global Value Chain Analysis

      4. 6.1.4. Market Dynamics (DROs)

    2. 6.2. Sources & References

    3. 6.3. List of Tables & Figures

    4. 6.4. Primary Insights

    5. 6.5. Data Pack

    6. 6.6. Glossary of Terms

List of Tables & Figures

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  2. PESTICIDE CONSUMPTION PER HECTARE, GRAMS, EUROPE, 2017 - 2022
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  2. ACTIVE INGREDIENT PRICE PER METRIC TON, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2022
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  2. SEED TREATMENT VOLUME METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT VALUE USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT MARKET BY FUNCTION, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT MARKET BY FUNCTION, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF SEED TREATMENT BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF SEED TREATMENT BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF FUNGICIDE, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF FUNGICIDE, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FUNGICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF INSECTICIDE, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF INSECTICIDE, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF INSECTICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF NEMATICIDE, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. CONSUMPTION OF NEMATICIDE, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF NEMATICIDE BY CROP TYPE, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT MARKET BY CROP TYPE, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT MARKET BY CROP TYPE, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF SEED TREATMENT BY CROP TYPE, %, EUROPE, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF SEED TREATMENT BY CROP TYPE, %, EUROPE, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY COMMERCIAL CROPS, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY COMMERCIAL CROPS, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF COMMERCIAL CROPS BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY FRUITS & VEGETABLES, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY FRUITS & VEGETABLES, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FRUITS & VEGETABLES BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY GRAINS & CEREALS, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY GRAINS & CEREALS, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF GRAINS & CEREALS BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY PULSES & OILSEEDS, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY PULSES & OILSEEDS, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF PULSES & OILSEEDS BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY TURF & ORNAMENTAL, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY TURF & ORNAMENTAL, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF TURF & ORNAMENTAL BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT MARKET BY COUNTRY, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT MARKET BY COUNTRY, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF SEED TREATMENT BY COUNTRY, %, EUROPE, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. VOLUME SHARE OF SEED TREATMENT BY COUNTRY, %, EUROPE, 2017 VS 2023 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY FRANCE, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY FRANCE, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF FRANCE BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY GERMANY, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY GERMANY, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF GERMANY BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY ITALY, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY ITALY, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF ITALY BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY NETHERLANDS, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY NETHERLANDS, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF NETHERLANDS BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY RUSSIA, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY RUSSIA, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF RUSSIA BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY SPAIN, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY SPAIN, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF SPAIN BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY UKRAINE, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY UKRAINE, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF UKRAINE BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY UNITED KINGDOM, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY UNITED KINGDOM, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF UNITED KINGDOM BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY REST OF EUROPE, METRIC TON, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. SEED TREATMENT CONSUMED BY REST OF EUROPE, USD, EUROPE, 2017 - 2029
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  2. VALUE SHARE OF REST OF EUROPE BY FUNCTION, %, EUROPE, 2022 VS 2029
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  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, EUROPE, 2017-2022
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  2. MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, EUROPE, 2017-2022
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  2. MARKET SHARE OF MAJOR PLAYERS, %, EUROPE 2022

Europe Seed Treatment Industry Segmentation

Fungicide, Insecticide, Nematicide are covered as segments by Function. Commercial Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Turf & Ornamental are covered as segments by Crop Type. France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom are covered as segments by Country.

  • Seed treatment refers to the application of fungicide, insecticide, or a combination of both to seeds to disinfect them and protect them from seed-borne or soil-borne pathogenic organisms. Seed treatment can improve germination, seedling emergence, plant vigor, stand establishment, and total yield, helping ensure the crop is on its way to reaching its full genetic potential.
  • The first four to six weeks after sowing is a critical period in the life of a new plant as seedlings emerge and develop their physical makeup. Sowing treated seeds helps protect the germination and establishment stages when emerging seedlings are most vulnerable to attack from invasive insect pests and disease pathogens.
  • Fungicides dominated the European seed treatment market with a share of 49.0% in 2022. The most common disease-causing fungi found in Europe are Fusarium spp., Septoria spp., Pyrenophora spp., Ustilago spp., Tilletia spp., and Botrytis spp. Similarly, Rhizoctonia solani, Phytophthora spp., Pythium spp., Verticillium spp., and Sclerotinia spp. are the most common soil-borne fungi.
  • The European seed treatment market is dominated by cereal and grain crops, accounting for 61.8% of the market share in 2022. Cereal crops are susceptible to various seed-borne diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Seed treatment helps protect the seeds from these pathogens, preventing infection during germination and early growth stages. Common seed-borne diseases in cereals include Fusarium, smuts, bunts, and seedling blights.
  • Schemes like the European Seed Treatment Assurance Scheme (ESTA), a quality assurance system to ensure that seed treatment and the resulting treated seeds meet requirements defined by legislators and the industry, are boosting the market's growth.
Function
Fungicide
Insecticide
Nematicide
Crop Type
Commercial Crops
Fruits & Vegetables
Grains & Cereals
Pulses & Oilseeds
Turf & Ornamental
Country
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Russia
Spain
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
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Market Definition

  • Function - Insecticides, fungicides, and nematicides are the crop protection chemicals used to treat seeds or seedlings.
  • Application Mode - Seed treatment is a method of applying crop protection chemicals to the seeds before sowing or the seedlings before transplanting to the main field.
  • Crop Type - This represents the consumption of crop protection chemicals by Cereals, Pulses, Oilseeds, Fruits, Vegetables, Turf, and Ornamental crops.
Keyword Definition
IWM​ Integrated weed management (IWM) is an approach to incorporate multiple weed control techniques throughout the growing season to give producers the best opportunity to control problematic weeds.​
Host​ Hosts are the plants that form relationships with beneficial microorganisms and help them colonize.​
Pathogen​ A disease-causing organism.​
Herbigation​ Herbigation is an effective method of applying herbicides through irrigation systems.​
Maximum residue levels (MRL)​ Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) is the maximum allowed limit of pesticide residue in food or feed obtained from plants and animals.
IoT​ The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of interconnected devices that connect and exchange data with other IoT devices and the cloud.​
Herbicide-tolerant varieties (HTVs)​ Herbicide-tolerant varieties are plant species that have been genetically engineered to be resistant to herbicides used on crops.​
Chemigation​ Chemigation is a method of applying pesticides to crops through an irrigation system.​
Crop Protection​ Crop protection is a method of protecting crop yields from different pests, including insects, weeds, plant diseases, and others that cause damage to agricultural crops.​
Seed Treatment​ Seed treatment helps to disinfect seeds or seedlings from seed-borne or soil-borne pests. Crop protection chemicals, such as fungicides, insecticides, or nematicides, are commonly used for seed treatment.
Fumigation​ Fumigation is the application of crop protection chemicals in gaseous form to control pests.
Bait ​A bait is a food or other material used to lure a pest and kill it through various methods, including poisoning.
Contact Fungicide​ Contact pesticides prevent crop contamination and combat fungal pathogens.​ They act on pests (fungi) only when they come in contact with the pests.
Systemic Fungicide​ A systemic fungicide is a compound taken up by a plant and then translocated within the plant, thus protecting the plant from attack by pathogens.​
Mass Drug Administration (MDA)​ Mass drug administration is the strategy to control or eliminate many neglected tropical diseases​.
Mollusks​ Mollusks are pests that feed on crops, causing crop damage and yield loss. Mollusks include octopi, squid, snails, and slugs.
Pre-emergence Herbicide​ Preemergence herbicides are a form of chemical weed control that prevents germinated weed seedlings from becoming established.​
Post-emergence Herbicide​ Postemergence herbicides are applied to the agricultural field to control weeds after emergence (germination) of seeds or seedlings.​
Active Ingredients​ Active ingredients are the chemicals in pesticide products that kill, control, or repel pests.​
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)​ The Department of Agriculture provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues​.
Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ​ The WSSA, a non-profit professional society, promotes research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds​.
Suspension concentrate​ Suspension concentrate (SC) is one of the formulations of crop protection chemicals with solid active ingredients dispersed in water.​
Wettable powder​ A wettable powder (WP) is a powder formulation that forms a suspension when mixed with water prior to spraying. ​
Emulsifiable concentrate ​ Emulsifiable concentrate (EC) is a concentrated liquid formulation of pesticide that needs to be diluted with water to create a spray solution.​
Plant-parasitic nematodes ​ Parasitic Nematodes feed on the roots of crops, causing damage to the roots. These damages allow for easy plant infestation by soil-borne pathogens, which results in crop or yield loss.
Australian Weeds Strategy (AWS)​ The Australian Weeds Strategy, owned by the Environment and Invasives Committee, provides national guidance on weed management.​
Weed Science Society of Japan (WSSJ) ​ WSSJ aims to contribute to the prevention of weed damage and the utilization of weed value by providing the chance for research presentation and information exchange.​
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Europe Seed Treatment Market Research FAQs

The Europe Seed Treatment Market size is expected to reach USD 1.45 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 4.29% to reach USD 1.79 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Europe Seed Treatment Market size is expected to reach USD 1.45 billion.

Bayer AG, Corteva Agriscience, Mitsui & Co. Ltd (Certis Belchim), Syngenta Group and UPL Limited are the major companies operating in the Europe Seed Treatment Market.

In the Europe Seed Treatment Market, the Insecticide segment accounts for the largest share by function.

In 2024, Germany accounts for the largest share by country in the Europe Seed Treatment Market.

In 2023, the Europe Seed Treatment Market size was estimated at 1.45 billion. The report covers the Europe Seed Treatment Market historical market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029. The report also forecasts the Europe Seed Treatment Market size for years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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