Germany Seed Treatment Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

Germany Seed Treatment market is segmented by Origin (Synthetic & Bio-Based), Product Type (Insecticides, Fungicides, & Other Product Types), Application (Commercial & Farm-Level), Application Technique (Seed Coating, Seed Pelleting, Seed Dressing, and Other Application Techniques), Crop Type (Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Fruits & Vegetables, and Other Crop Type).

Germany Seed Treatment Market Size

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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Forecast Data Period 2023 - 2028
Historical Data Period 2018 - 2021
CAGR 8.00 %
Market Concentration High

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Germany Seed Treatment Market Analysis

The Germany seed treatment market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period (2020-2025). Seed treatment refers to the application of chemical or biological products to the seed before sowing to suppress, control, or repel pathogens, insects, and other pests that attack seeds, seedling, or plants. Seed treatment offers a precise mode of application of products in the field and provides a high level of protection against various pests while reducing the potential exposure of humans and the environment to crop protection products. However, the regulatory uncertainty of the product approvals and doubts regarding their efficacy and environmental concerns arising from the usage of chemical products has hampered the growth of these products. The key drivers for this market include the rising cost of fertilizers and pesticides, growing need to increase crop yield and quality, a wide range of benefits of seed treatment and its low-cost reduction of arable land, increasing demand for integrated pest management practices to minimize pesticide usage and reduced risk of exceeding minimum residue level.

Germany Seed Treatment Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Germany Seed Treatment Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Adoption of Various GM Crops

The introduction of GM seeds added high value to seeds, with the cost of seeds being high and sometimes being twice as much as that of non-GM seeds. Earlier, a growth percentage of 85% was expected by farmers as some of the seeds would rot or be destroyed by insects. With changing trends and 100% seed emergence expectation by growers even in unfavorable conditions, treatment of seed has become a necessity. Top players in the market are constantly focusing on the development of superior quality seeds through modern breeding techniques, thereby increasing the cost of the seeds. Replanting of seeds due to poor germination or insect attack is expensive; the high cost of labor requirements is also tied into the overall cost. Seed treatment is an effective solution for farmers because good quality seeds lead to better produce. Owing to the fact that most of the GM seeds are treated with biological and chemical treatments, the increase in area under GM crops is positively affecting the seed treatment market growth.

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Cereals and grains segment dominate the market

Based on crop type, Germany seed treatment market is segmented into cereals & grains, oilseeds & pulses, other crop types. The seed treatment is most widely used on the cereals & grains, and hence this segment holds the largest share in terms of volume of the overall seed treatment market. Cereals & grains include crops such as wheat, rice, corn, sorghum, oats, and barley. The demand for seed treatment for cereals & grains is mainly driven by factors such as increasing demand for feed, growing population, and industrial applications such as animal feed, starch & ethanol production. However, demand for oilseed treatment is anticipated to witness significant growth during the forecast period. The rapid growth of this segment is mainly attributed to the increasing adoption rate of seed treatment among the farmers to control the yield loss due to seed and seedling diseases.

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Germany Seed Treatment Industry Overview

The seed treatment market is highly consolidated, with major players such as Adama, BASF SE, Syngenta International AG, Corteva Agriscience, and Bayer Crop Science, occupying major market share. Companies are focusing majorly on new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, expansions, and partnerships which help in increasing their market shares. With the growth in R&D associated with seed treatments, manufacturers of seed treatment products have come up with innovative combinations of these products, which could be extremely beneficial for crop yields. For instance, in the year 2018, Bayer Crop science launched Poncho/VOTIVO, a product used for biological seed treatment for corn and soybean, which is a combination of a systemic chemical insecticide and biopesticide that provides protection against nematodes. These innovative product launches are anticipated to develop strong market inroads in this industry during the forecast period.

Germany Seed Treatment Market Leaders

  1. ADAMA Germany

  2. BASF SE

  3. Bayer AG

  4. Corteva Agrscience

  5. Syngenta Crop Protection AG

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Germany Seed Treatment Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & 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 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Chemical Origin

      1. 5.1.1 Synthetic

      2. 5.1.2 Biological

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Insecticides

      2. 5.2.2 Fungicides

      3. 5.2.3 Other Product Types

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Commercial

      2. 5.3.2 Farm level

    4. 5.4 Application Technique

      1. 5.4.1 Seed Coating

      2. 5.4.2 Seed Pelleting

      3. 5.4.3 Seed Dressing

      4. 5.4.4 Other Application Techniques

    5. 5.5 Crop Type

      1. 5.5.1 Grains and Cereals

      2. 5.5.2 Oilseeds

      3. 5.5.3 Vegetables

      4. 5.5.4 Other Crop Types


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategy

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Adama Germany

      2. 6.3.2 Bayer Crop Science

      3. 6.3.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.3.4 Corteva

      5. 6.3.5 Syngenta

      6. 6.3.6 Croda International Plc

      7. 6.3.7 Verdesian life sciences

      8. 6.3.8 Novozymes A/S

      9. 6.3.9 Nufarm Limited

      10. 6.3.10 Germains Seed Technology


  8. 8. IMPACT OF COVID-19

Germany Seed Treatment Industry Segmentation

Germany Seed Treatment market is segmented by Origin (Synthetic & Bio-Based), Product Type (Insecticides, Fungicides, & Other Product Types), Application (Commercial & Farm-Level), Application Technique (Seed Coating, Seed Pelleting, Seed Dressing, and Other Application Techniques), Crop Type (Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Fruits & Vegetables, and Other Crop Type).

Chemical Origin
Product Type
Other Product Types
Farm level
Application Technique
Seed Coating
Seed Pelleting
Seed Dressing
Other Application Techniques
Crop Type
Grains and Cereals
Other Crop Types

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Germany Seed Treatment Market Research FAQs

The Germany Seed Treatment Market is projected to register a CAGR of 8% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

ADAMA Germany, BASF SE, Bayer AG, Corteva Agrscience and Syngenta Crop Protection AG are the major companies operating in the Germany Seed Treatment Market.

Germany Seed Treatment Industry Report

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