Turf & Ornamental Chemical Input Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Turf & Ornamental Input Market is Segmented by Type of Turf Grass (Bermuda Grass, Zoysia Grass, Blue Kentucky Grass, Rye Grass, Tall Fescue, and Others), Type of Ornamental Grass (Feather Reed Grass, Fountain Grass, Purple Millet, Ravenna Grass, Fibre Optic Grass, and Others), Synthetic Chemical Inputs (Pesticides, Fertilizers, Plant Growth Regulators, and Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast by value (USD million) for the above segments.

Turf & Ornamental Inputs Market Size

Turf & Ornamental Input Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Market Size (2023) USD 6.73 Billion
Market Size (2028) USD 8.32 Billion
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 4.34 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Turf & Ornamental Chemical Input Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Turf & Ornamental Inputs Market Analysis

The Turf & Ornamental Inputs Market size is expected to grow from USD 6.73 billion in 2023 to USD 8.32 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 4.34% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • Turf and Ornamentals chemicals are Fertilizers, Pesticides, and other growth regulators that are required in the growth and protection of plants. The chemical input industry particularly for turf and ornamental has been transforming over the years, with robust growth coupled with changing crop mix trends and environmental regulations. 
  • Growing population, declining arable land, food security, and the need for augmented agricultural productivity are the significant factors driving the demand for higher agricultural output, thus augmenting the growth of the crop protection industry, globally. Turfgrass color and quality are optimized by colorants, particularly in situations where less irrigation input is needed. Regular treatments will enhance playing surfaces, lessen the need for mowing, and under extremely dry conditions, they can be used in place of overseeding. 
  • In situations where municipal and state governments have legislated water restrictions, colorants offer a useful tool. By favorably influencing the wetting, rewetting, and infiltration rates of the soils treated, soil surfactants are intended to lessen crop and grass physiological stresses present in naturally drought-prone soils. 

Turf & Ornamental Inputs Industry Segmentation

A chemical input is any material of natural or synthetic origin that is applied to soil or to plant tissues to supply plant nutrients. The Turf & Ornamental Input Market is Segmented by Type of Turf Grass (Bermuda Grass, Zoysia Grass, Blue Kentucky Grass, Rye Grass, Tall Fescue, and Others), Type of Ornamental Grass (Feather Reed Grass, Fountain Grass, Purple Millet, Ravenna Grass, Fibre Optic Grass, and Others), Synthetic Chemical Inputs (Pesticides, Fertilizers, Plant Growth Regulators, and Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast by value (USD million) for the above segments.

Type of Turf Grass
Bermuda Grass
Zoysia Grass
Blue Kentucky Grass
Rye Grass
Tall Fescue
Type of Ornamental Grass
Feather Reed Grass
Fountain Grass
Purple Millet
Ravenna Grass
Fibre Optic Grass
Synthetic Chemical Inputs
Plant Growth Regulators
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Turf & Ornamental Inputs Market Trends

Increasing Development of the Golf Courses and Sports Field

Turf and Ornamental chemicals input play an important role in the maintenance of the turf grasses of Golf courses and sports fields. Golf course turf grass is carefully maintained by a greenskeeper to control weeds, and insects and to introduce nutrients, such as nitrogen fertilization. Fertilizing properly and on schedule is necessary to keep the course attractive and in outstanding playing condition. Turf grass will become stronger and more resilient as a result of fertilizer, which promotes growth and supplies vital nutrients. With the use of fertilizer, healthy turf can be maintained, or dying or dormant turf can be revived. 

According to the Golf Around the World 2021, there were 38,081 golf courses in 206 different countries. Golf is a popular sport in the United States, in which there are currently over 15,000 golf courses in the country. Florida is a popular destination for retirees (who tend to play a lot of golf) and it has a great climate for playing year-round. After Florida, the states with the most golf courses are New York, California, Texas, Ohio, and Michigan.

Although there are many other mixtures and combinations of fertilizers on the market, phosphorus, potassium, and nitrogen are the three major fertilizers used for their maintenance, out of which nitrogen is the most essential one. These three nutrients’ N (nitrogen) promotes healthy leaf and stem growth. This helps grow the best thick and strong grass throughout the spring and summer months. In low-maintenance areas a single source of nitrogen may meet the needs of the turf. But where demands are greater as for lawns, golf courses and athletic fields, combinations of different sources, polymeric colorants and surfactants are necessary.

Turf Ornamentals Chemical Input Market: Number of Golf Courses, in Units, Major Country, 2022

North America Dominates the Market

North America is currently the largest market for Turf & Ornamental Chemical Input in the world, with countries, like the United States, Canada, and Mexico, demonstrating massive adoption of sports fields for controlled and sustainable turf plant growth. Moreover, due to the increasing incomes and urbanization, the people in the country are willing to spend more on the maintenance of turf grasses in the lawns. 

According to a study by the Bureau of labor statistics, in 2020, the annual spending on the maintenance of lawns increased from USD 113.61 in 2018 to USD 115.07. In the United States, the new generation fertilizer is colored to enhance its appearance and value. For instance, a company, Sun Chemical, provides a wide range of colorants for fertilizers in multiple systems. The high tinting strength is expected to reduce one’s costs, while light fastness properties are expected to stand up to UV rays for surface and mass fertilizer coloration. 

Leisure turf and lawns are among the most grown crops in the United States. These leisure turfs and lawns are mostly preferred by house owners and commercial places for landscaping to curb the appeal. People in North America are shifting to native grasses as they help in water conservation. For instance, in Texas, native grasses, such as buffalo grass, blue grama, and thunder turf, have been replacing other grass and turf varieties. This factor is further expected to boost the demand for fertilizers and othert chemical inputs during the coming years. 

Turf Ornamental Chemical Input Market: Market Size, in %, Region, 2022

Turf & Ornamental Inputs Industry Overview

The Turf & Ornamental Chemical Input Market is highly consolidated with the leading companies occupying the majority of the global market. The major players are BASF SE, Bayer CropScience AG, Syngenta, Nufarm Limited, and Adama Limited. New product innovation, partnerships, and acquisitions are the major strategies adopted by the leading companies in the market across the globe. Along with innovations and expansions, investments in R&D and developing novel product portfolios will likely be crucial strategies in the coming years. These prominent companies are coming up with strategic collaborations to fetch new innovations and expansions around the globe.

Turf & Ornamental Inputs Market Leaders

  1. BASF SE

  2. Bayer CropScience AG

  3. Syngenta

  4. Nufarm Limited Ltd.

  5. Adama Limited

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Turf & Ornamental Chemical Input Market Concentration

Turf & Ornamental Inputs Market News

  • March 2022: BASF introduced Pillar SC Intrinsic brand fungicide.This fungicide provided broad-spectrum control of 26 cool- and warm-season turf diseases, like brown patch, dollar spot, leaf spots and large patch with one use rate. Pillar SC Intrinsic brand fungicide is the first fungicide developed for lawn care from BASF.
  • January 2022: Syngenta Crop Protection AG has acquired two next-gen bioinsecticides. "Nematrident" and "Unispore" to combat increasing resistance and a wide range of insects and pests across horticulture and ornamentals, turf amenity and forestry.

Turf & Ornamental Inputs 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 Porter's Five Forcess Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type of Turf Grass

      1. 5.1.1 Bermuda Grass

      2. 5.1.2 Zoysia Grass

      3. 5.1.3 Blue Kentucky Grass

      4. 5.1.4 Rye Grass

      5. 5.1.5 Tall Fescue

      6. 5.1.6 Others

    2. 5.2 Type of Ornamental Grass

      1. 5.2.1 Feather Reed Grass

      2. 5.2.2 Fountain Grass

      3. 5.2.3 Purple Millet

      4. 5.2.4 Ravenna Grass

      5. 5.2.5 Fibre Optic Grass

      6. 5.2.6 Others

    3. 5.3 Synthetic Chemical Inputs

      1. 5.3.1 Pesticides

      2. 5.3.2 Fertilizers

      3. 5.3.3 Plant Growth Regulators

      4. 5.3.4 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Germany

        5. Denmark

        6. Italy

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Thailand

        5. Australia

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Adama Agricultural Solutions

      2. 6.3.2 American Vanguard Corporation

      3. 6.3.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.3.4 Bayer Crop Sciences

      5. 6.3.5 Chemisco Division of United Industries Corp.

      6. 6.3.6 Chemtura Agro Solutions

      7. 6.3.7 DowDuPont

      8. 6.3.8 FMC Corporation

      9. 6.3.9 Gowan International

      10. 6.3.10 Koch Agronomic Services LLC

      11. 6.3.11 Monsanto Company

      12. 6.3.12 Nufarm Ltd

      13. 6.3.13 Precision Laboratories

      14. 6.3.14 Syngenta AG


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Turf & Ornamental Inputs Market Research FAQs

The Turf & Ornamental Inputs Market size is expected to reach USD 6.73 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 4.34% to reach USD 8.32 billion by 2028.

In 2023, the Turf & Ornamental Inputs Market size is expected to reach USD 6.73 billion.

BASF SE, Bayer CropScience AG, Syngenta, Nufarm Limited Ltd. and Adama Limited are the major companies operating in the Turf & Ornamental Inputs Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the North America accounts for the largest market share in the Turf & Ornamental Inputs Market.

Turf & Ornamental Inputs Industry Report

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