India Seed Treatment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Indian seed treatment market is segmented By Chemical Origin into Synthetic and Biological, by Product Type into Insecticides, Fungicides, and Other Product Types, by Application Technique into Seed Coating, Seed Pelleting, and Seed Dressing, by Crop Type into Rice, Wheat, Maize, Soybean, Cotton, Vegetables, and Other Crop Types, and By Industry into Retail and Institutional.

Market Snapshot

seed treatment market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: 6.6 %

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Market Overview

The India seed treatment market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.6 %uring the forecast period 2021-2026.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there had been a supply chain disruption, due to which the agricultural sector had to face problems, such as labor unavailability, transportation barriers, restriction for market access, and the lack of inventories in some areas. ​ The delays in the transport of seed produced to the other states also resulted in low seed supply for processing and storage. Furthermore, the nationwide lockdown has also impacted the demand for treated seeds for sowing during Kharif 2020. Hence, the market was affected by both the demand and supply side of treated seeds during the initial phase of COVID-19.​

 The majority of the farmers in the country use microbial species such as trichoderma and chloropyriphos for treating seeds of crops such as rice. For managing the bakanae disease in the basmati rice variety in India, the combination of carbendazim and trichoderma viride is the most preferred seed treatment method. The Indian government has started providing subsidies for the procurement of chemical seed treatment in some of its states, such as Odisha. According to the data from the Government of Odisha, the farmers are receiving subsidy assistance of INR 100 per hectare for the procurement of chemical seed treatment. The provision of subsidies is anticipated to encourage investments in chemical seed treatment in the country.​ 

Scope of the report

India Seed Treatment market is segmented By Chemical Origin into Synthetic and Biological, by Product Type into Insecticides, Fungicides, and Other Product Types, by Application Technique into Seed Coating, Seed Pelleting, and Seed Dressing, by Crop Type into Rice, Wheat, Maize, Soybean, Cotton, Vegetables, and Other Crop Types, and By Industry into Retail and Institutional. The report offers the latest trends, growth factors, investment opportunities, top players, industry stats, the market size for the forecast period

Chemical Origin
Product Type
Other Product Types
Application Technique
Seed Coating
Seed Pelleting
Seed Dressing
Crop Type
Other Crop Types

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Key Market Trends

Need For Protection Against Adverse Condtitions

Seed treatment is being increasingly considered by farmers as a mode to protect investments made on good quality seeds due to an increase in regulatory issues relating to fumigation, as well as foliar application of pesticides. Seed diseases and volatile environments are few major challenges faced by the farmers that decrease the crop yield. Therefore, this boosts the demand for seed coatings as coating the seed with pesticides, fertilizers, plant growth regulators, and others helps in accelerating seed performance and germination.​

Seed treatment has become a necessity, due to changing trends, as well as 100% seed emergence expectation by growers, even during unfavorable conditions. Top players in the market are focusing on the development of superior quality seeds through modern breeding techniques, thereby increasing the seed cost. Replanting seeds due to poor germination and insect attack is expensive. Moreover, the high cost of labor requirements is associated with overall cost. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the area harvested under various crops have shown a very minimal growth since 2016, and hence in order to meet the growing demand, farmers need quality seeds that are well treated to enhance the yield in limited harvested area. T​hus, based on the aforementioned factors, the high cost of quality seeds, fluctuating arable land are making seed treatment one of the viable options for enhancing the yield. 

India Seed Treatment Market:  Area Harvested in million hectares (in USD million), 2016-2019

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Rising Cost of High Quality Seeds

The growth in seed treatment industry is largely fuelled by increasing farm sizes and rising concerns over its quality and safety due to harmful effects of chemicals to environment. Thus, some major drivers of the seed treatment industry are rise in the seed costs, crop rotations getting shorter and greater use of multi-component products. With the decreasing cultivable land area, there arises a need for increasing the produtivity. The farmers adopting organic techniques which have a lower environment impact is encouraging the adoption of seed treatment practices to enhance the productivity. High cost and time involved in bringing genetically-modified crops is driving the seed treatment market.

India Seed Treatment Market

Competitive Landscape

The India seed treatment market is highly consolidated, with major players holding a majority share of while others account for remaining share in 2020. Bayer Crop Science AG, Syngenta, UPL Limited, BASF SE, Indofill Industrial Limited, and Adama Agricultural Solutions Limited are some of the prominent players who are operating in the market.​ Major players in the market are expanding their presence to strengthen their operations in the market.

Recent Developments

In November 2019, Syngenta expanded its R&D capabilities in Goa with a new state-of-art research facility. This expansion was expected to strengthen the site as a center of excellence in chemical and analytical science, adhering to the highest standards of health, safety, and environment, and catering to the growing demands of the crop protection industry, including seed care. ​

In September, 2019, Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd. has launched a new app, REACH-ADAMA INDIA, for farmers. The app provides better reach to farmers by locating the nearest ADAMA product sellers, complete product information, agricultural updates, and expert advice, enhancing the end-to-end services of the company.​

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 Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      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 Technique

      1. 5.3.1 Seed Coating

      2. 5.3.2 Seed Pelleting

      3. 5.3.3 Seed Dressing

    4. 5.4 Crop Type

      1. 5.4.1 Rice

      2. 5.4.2 Wheat

      3. 5.4.3 Maize

      4. 5.4.4 Soybean

      5. 5.4.5 Cotton

      6. 5.4.6 Vegetables

      7. 5.4.7 Other Crop Types

    5. 5.5 Industry

      1. 5.5.1 Retail

      2. 5.5.2 Institutional


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Syngenta

      2. 6.3.2 Bayer CropScience AG

      3. 6.3.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.3.4 Corteva Agriscience

      5. 6.3.5 Adama Agricultural Solutions

      6. 6.3.6 UPL Limited

      7. 6.3.7 Incotec Group BV

      8. 6.3.8 Rallis India Limited

      9. 6.3.9 FMC Corporation

      10. 6.3.10 Nufarm Limited



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Frequently Asked Questions

The India Seed Treatment Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The India Seed Treatment Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.6% over the next 5 years.

Bayer CropScience AG, BASF SE, Syngenta, UPL Limited , Indofil Industries Limited are the major companies operating in India Seed Treatment Market.

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