Seed Treatment Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Global Seed Treatment Market is segmented By Chemical Origin (Synthetic and Biological). By Product Type (Insecticides, Fungicides, and Other Product Types), By Application (Commerical and Farm-Level), By Application Technique (Seed Coating, Seed Pelleting, Seed Dressing, and Other Application Techniques), By Crop Type (Grains and Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Commercial Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, and Other Crop Types), and By Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016-2025

Base Year:

2019

Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Europe

CAGR:

9.8 %

Major Players:

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Market Overview

The seed treatment market is projected to register a CAGR of 9.8% during the forecast period (2020-2025). In 2019, Europe is the largest geographical segment of the market studied and accounted for a share of around 33.2% of the overall market. By application techniques, seed dressing is the largest segment of the market studied and registered a 37.3% share of the global market in 2018.

  • Various regulations and government agencies are encouraging the use of seed treatments because seed treatment offers effective seed protection from pathogens, insects, and other pests, in addition to contributing to the healthy and uniform stand establishment of a variety of crops produced.
  • The seed treatment market is driven by increasing awareness among the farming community, increasing demand for food grains, and economic growth among countries, among other factors.
  • Innovation in seed treatment technology is important to combat the problem of climate change, develop resistance toward certain agrochemicals, and stay ahead of competitors. Hence, more seed industries are focusing on forging new collaborations and the introduction of new products, in order to take advantage of innovations in both biology and chemistry of new seed treatment technologies. For instance, DowDuPont Inc. had launched three critical seed treatment products for farmers in Canada and the United States in 2017.

Scope of the Report

The corporations in seed treatment operate in B2B, as well as B2C business format. Environmental concerns regarding the use of chemical seed treatment agents have been gaining ground, in recent times. Due to this, the market for biological seed treatment agents, that are free of toxic chemicals and provide treatment options on par with or even better than chemical agents, has been in high demand, over the past few years. Multiple seed banks are being managed by the governments of developing countries, at national, as well as village level, in order to store seeds that are properly treated by seed treatment chemicals, hence preventing the rotting of seeds. 

Chemical Origin
Synthetic
Biological
Product Type
Insecticides
Fungicides
Other Product Types
Application
Commercial
Farm-Level
Application Technique
Seed Coating
Seed Pelleting
Seed Dressing
Other Application Techniques
Crop Type
Grains and Cereals
Oilseeds
Vegetables
Other Crop Types
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
UK
France
Russia
Spain
Italy
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Australia
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Africa
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rising Cost of High Quality Seeds

The high costs associated with hybrids and genetically modified seeds is a major factor that is driving the growth of the seed treatment market, globally. With higher regulatory issues relating to fumigation and foliar application of pesticides, seed treatment is being increasingly considered by farmers as a mode to protect high investments made on good quality seeds. Owing to the increasing demand for high-quality seeds with desirable agronomic traits, the cost of seeds is increasing.

Owing to the fact that most of the GM seeds are costly and are treated with biological and chemical treatments, there is an increase in area under GM crops, which is positively affecting the seed treatment market growth. For the past five years, developing countries have planted more biotech crops, 19 developing countries planted 54% (99.6 million hectares) of the global biotech hectares. Moreover, this trend is expected to continue in the upcoming years, due to an increase in the number of countries- particularly in the Southern hemisphere- adopting biotech crops, and the commercialization of new biotech crops such as cotton, maize, and soybean, which is mostly grown in developing countries.

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Europe Dominates the Seed Treatment Market

In 2019, Europe witnessed the highest share in the seed treatment market and Spain has the largest market for seed treatment, followed by France, Germany, and Russia. A significant part of the organic crops produced in Spain is mainly used for export to other European countries, and increasing demand for the organic farming market in Europe is increasing the demand for the non-chemical seed treatment products. The demand for treated seeds is high in Germany, as cereal crops, like maize, barley, and fruits and vegetables, like grapes and sugar beet, are cultivated on a large scale in the country. Ban of GMO seeds, demand for higher yield, and the government’s discouragement in the use of chemical products in the region, are encouraging the use of biological seed treatment products. 

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Competitive Landscape

The seed treatment market is highly consolidated. Several big players, like Syngenta International AG, Bayer CropScience AG, and few others, occupy a major portion of the market studied, having a diverse and increasing product portfolio. Companies are focusing majorly on new product launches, mergers, and acquisitions, which help in increasing their market shares. The development of bio-based seed treatment products has a massive potential for expansion during the forecast period, with advantages, like environmental sustainability and lesser regulations for development, and launch of new products.

Table Of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    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

    6. 5.6 Geography

      1. 5.6.1 North America

        1. 5.6.1.1 United States

        2. 5.6.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.6.1.3 Mexico

        4. 5.6.1.4 Rest of North America

      2. 5.6.2 Europe

        1. 5.6.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.6.2.2 UK

        3. 5.6.2.3 France

        4. 5.6.2.4 Russia

        5. 5.6.2.5 Spain

        6. 5.6.2.6 Italy

        7. 5.6.2.7 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.6.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.6.3.1 China

        2. 5.6.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.6.3.3 India

        4. 5.6.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.6.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.6.4 South America

        1. 5.6.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.6.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.6.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.6.5 Africa

        1. 5.6.5.1 South Africa

        2. 5.6.5.2 Rest of Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Syngenta International AG

      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 Ltd

      6. 6.3.6 Germains Seed Technology

      7. 6.3.7 UPL Limited

      8. 6.3.8 Incotec Group BV

      9. 6.3.9 Valent Biosciences Corporation

      10. 6.3.10 Advanced Biological Marketing Inc.

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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