Microbial Pesticides Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Global Microbial Pesticides Market is segmented by Ingredient Type into Bacteria-based, Fungi-based, Virus-based, and Others, by Product Type into Microbial Fungicides, Microbial Insecticides, and Others, by Application into Grains & Cereals, Pulses & Oilseeds, Fruits & Vegetables and Others, and by Geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Africa.

Market Snapshot

microbial pesticides market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: South America
Largest Market: North America

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Market Overview

The global market for microbial pesticides was valued at USD 1944.3 million in 2018 and is forecasted to reach a value of USD 4753.1 million in the year 2024 with a CAGR of 16.3% for the forecast peeriod of 2019-2024.

Microbial pesticide is the most rapidly growing market segment in the biopesticides market. Microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungi, virus, or protozoans, form the active ingredient in microbial pesticides. Each organism that constitutes the active ingredient, has its own specific target pest.

Scope of the Report

Microbial pesticides are a class of biopesticides that are composed of naturally occurring bacteria, viruses, fungi, or protozoans that target a specific problem. The strains of Bacillus thuringiensis and its subspecies are most extensively used in biopesticides. Antagonistic fungal agents, such as the Trichoderma species and Beauveria bassiana, are also widely used as biopesticides.

Ingredient Type
Bacteria-based Pesticides
Fungi-based Pesticides
Virus-based Pesticides
Other Ingredient Types
Product Type
Microbial Fungicide
Microbial Insecticide
Other Product Types
Grains & Cereals
Pulses & Oilseeds
Fruits & Vegetables
Other Applications
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Fruits and Vegetables Occupy the Largest Share By Application

Among application areas for microbial pesticides, fruits and vegetables occupy the largest share by application. The increasing detection of pesticide residues in fresh fruits and vegetables have prompted a worldwide emphasis on Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) on most chemical pesticides. Since fruits and vegetables are consumed fresh, there is a high chance of using higher-than required quantities of synthetic pesticides on the crops to enhace the shelf life, which results in higher pesticide residues. Microbial pesticides have a relatively lower residue level and are a perfect fit for the treatment of fruits and vegetables and hence fruit and vegetable forms the largest application area for microbial pesticides.

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North America Leads the Global Microbial Pesticides Market

North America represents around 43% of the global market for microbial pesticides. Demand in the region is driven by a number of factors, including the increased interest in green agricultural practices and the loss of many conventional products to reregistration and/or performance issues.

Product development has also driven up the demand for microbial pesticides. Better biological active ingredients and products are availablein the present market that can compete with, as well as complement conventional chemical pesticides.

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Competitive Landscape

The global market for microbial pesticides is highly fragmented with smaller players occupying 74% of the market in 2018. 

The major acquisitions  taking  place between  companies  to  develop microbial pesticides, indicates  that  the  focus  on  bio-based  products  are increasing rapidly. The players in the market are investing heavily in this market, to diversify their biological research divisions in the expanding market place.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 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 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 Ingredient Type

      1. 5.1.1 Bacteria-based Pesticides

      2. 5.1.2 Fungi-based Pesticides

      3. 5.1.3 Virus-based Pesticides

      4. 5.1.4 Other Ingredient Types

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Microbial Fungicide

      2. 5.2.2 Microbial Insecticide

      3. 5.2.3 Other Product Types

    3. 5.3 Application

      1. 5.3.1 Grains & Cereals

      2. 5.3.2 Pulses & Oilseeds

      3. 5.3.3 Fruits & Vegetables

      4. 5.3.4 Other Applications

    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. Russia

        6. Italy

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Australia

        5. 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 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Valent BioSciences

      2. 6.3.2 Certis USA LLC

      3. 6.3.3 Bio Works Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Agri Life

      5. 6.3.5 Marrone Bio Innovations

      6. 6.3.6 Novozymes Biologicals

      7. 6.3.7 Bayer CropScience

      8. 6.3.8 BASF SE

      9. 6.3.9 IsAgro Spa

      10. 6.3.10 De Sangosse

      11. 6.3.11 FMC Corporation


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Microbial Pesticides Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

South America is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Valent Biosciences Corporation, Koppert Biological Systems, Certis USA LLC, Bayer CropScience AG are the major companies operating in Microbial Pesticides Market.

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