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

The United States Seed Treatment Market is segmented by Chemical Origin into Synthetic and Biological; by Product Type into Insecticides, Fungicides, and Other Product Types; by Application into Commercial and Farm-level; by Application technique into Seed Coating, Seed Pelleting, Seed Dressing, and Other Application Techniques; by Crop Type into Grains and Cereals, Oil seeds, Vegetables, and Other Crop Types.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2019
CAGR: 6.2 %

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Market Overview

· The United States seed treatment market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

· 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.

· Seed treatment products, applied to nearly every acre of corn planted in the United States every year, helped support nearly USD 80 billion worth of crops grown by the American farmers.

Scope of the report

Seed treatment is a process of treating seeds with chemicals and non-chemical methods before plantation. It is an eco-friendly way of using a small amount of insecticides and fungicides. Conventional agrochemicals have been used widely in seed treatment for many years, in order to protect seeds against various stresses in the seedbed. Seed scientists investigated many other enhancements in the past few years. Seed enhancement in this context goes beyond seed hydration (priming), coating, and pelleting of the seed, and currently includes improved performance in a wide range of planting or storage environments.

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

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Key Market Trends

Increase in Cost of High-quality Seeds

High costs associated with hybrids and genetically modified seeds are among the major factors driving the growth of the seed treatment market. 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 the foliar application of pesticides. The cost of seeds is expected to increase, owing to an increase in the demand for high-quality seeds with desirable agronomic traits. Both companies and farmers are ready to spend on seed-treatment solutions, in order to save high-quality seeds. Since most of the GM seeds are costly and treated with biological and chemical treatments, there is an increase in the area under GM crops, which is positively affecting the market growth.


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Increasing Usage of Treated Seeds

The demand for higher yield due to the rapid increase in the consumption of crops has increased the demand for the seed treatment market in the United States. Increasing farm size and decreasing crop rotation are the major factors that lead to an increase in the demand for seed-treatment products. Corn is one of the major crops grown in the United States, with around 33.1 million hectares harvested in 2018. In the United States, around 90% of the corn seeds are treated with seed treatment, and there is a significant percentage of growth in seed treatment.


Competitive Landscape

The most widely adopted strategies by major market players include new product launches (which is being adopted 41% times of all other strategies market share), followed by acquisitions (over 20% of the time). R&D expansion and partnership or joint ventures are some of the other important strategies, followed by major companies in the market. Strategic partnership licensing and distribution agreements to address broad-acre opportunities are being used by top players, who are expanding their sales teams for larger geographic coverage, with researches on understanding the significance of seed treatment in agriculture.

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 Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      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

      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 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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The Seed Treatment Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.2% over the next 5 years.

BASF SE, Bayer CropScience, Syngenta AG, Adama, Nufarm are the major companies operating in Seed Treatment Market.

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