The Europe wheat seed treatment market reached at USD 221.9 million in the year 2017 and is estimated to grow further registering a CAGR of 8.2% during 2018-2023. France is the largest market for seed treatment of wheat in the region.
New techniques, like organic farming and biological seed treatment, are being implemented by farmers. Increasing population and advanced agricultural developments drive the market for seed treatment. With increasing size of farm land and acreage of crop harvest, seed treatment procedures are on THE rise.
Growing population has increased pressure on the European governments to raise the production of crops. Various seed treatment procedures have proved to have a positive effect on the germination and yield of wheat crop. Seed treatment has been effective for farmers to improve production of wheat. With the help of seed treatment techniques, farmers have gained a higher yield. Also, common bunt, root rot, foot rot, flag smut, and loose smut, among others, are the common diseases that cause varying levels of yield loss, and occasionally, total loss. Avoiding these diseases to significantly improve the health of the crop, and thus, increasing the yield that can be achieved through seed treatment.
Adding the statuary guidelines provided by governing bodies in Europe, seed treatment analysis is the process through which seed treatment can be verified and checked for the appropriateness toward wheat seed treatment. This also provides verification and quality assurance for various chemicals to be used for wheat seed treatment.
The European Food Safety Authority provided firm evidence that neonicotinoids, the synthetic chemicals thought to be harmless to humans, attack bugs’ central nervous systems and, as new studies show, hinder birds’ navigation abilities.
Major players: Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd, Arysta Lifesciences, Bayer CropScience AG, Certis Europe, Nufarm Limited, and Syngenta, among others.
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