United States Biofertilizer Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The United States Biofertilizers Market is segmented by microorganism type (Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azospirillum, Blue-Green Algae, Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria, Mycorrhiza, and Other Microorganisms)

US Biofertilizer Industry Overview

US Biofertilizer Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 4.9 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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US Biofertilizer Market Analysis

The United States Biofertilizer Market is projected to register a robust CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period (2020-2025). American consumers are increasingly adopting organically grown agricultural produce and the strict regulations with respect to labeling of food products as "organic" is driving the market for biofertilizers.

  • The area of certified field crops in the United States increased from 1.4 million acre in 2014 to 1.68 million acre in 2016. The area of certified organic fruits, tree nuts, and berries in the country increased from 71,720 acre in 2014 to 73,220 acre in 2016.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables account for the top-selling products under the organic products category. According to the Organic Trade Association, fruits and vegetables account for close to 40% of all organic food sales. Around 14% of all fruits and vegetables purchased by consumers are organic and the demand continues to increase. Rapid expansion in consumer demand provides opportunities for the United States organic producers to enter high-value markets in the country.
  • There have been several provisions made by the government in order to promote organic farming in the United States. In 2017, the US Department of Agriculture launched a program to certify farmland for the growers that are in the process of switching to organic. According to the Organic Trade Association, through the certification, farmers will be able to sell products for higher prices than conventionally-grown goods

US Biofertilizer Industry Segments

The report scope includes crop nutrients that involve the presence of one or more microorganisms. The microorganisms which are active ingredients in biofertilizers either fix nutrients from sources other than soil and make them available to the crops or transform the nutrients available in the soil to a form that can be easily absorbed by the plant. Microorganisms such as Rhizobium, Azotobacter, and Azospirillum fix atmospheric nitrogen for use by crops while Phosphorus Solubilizing Bacteria and Mycorrhizae make the phosphorus available in the soil in a form that can be easily absorbed by the plant. The report scope excludes other organic matter used as fertilizer and also excludes biostimulants and other soil amendments.

Blue-green Algae
Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria
Other Microorganisms
Crop Type
Grains & Cereals
Pulses & Oilseeds
Commercial Crops
Fruits & Vegetables
Other Crops

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US Biofertilizer Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the US Biofertilizer Market according to our research experts:

Rhizobium is the Fastest Growing Segment

With a CAGR of 5.9%, the Rhizobium is the fastest-growing microorganism segment that is utilized in biofertilizer production in the United States. Rhizobium inoculants are the best known and most exploited for their symbiotic nitrogen-fixing ability. The popular genera used are bradyrhizobium, sinorhizobium, azorhizobium, mesorhizobium, and allorhizobium. Apart from its ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen in cereals such as wheat, rice, and corn, rhizobium is increasingly used in soybeans, which is one of the most important crops in the United States. Soybean is a leguminous crop, belonging to the family Fabaceae and the influence of rhizobium on the yield of the crop is very high since the crop naturally contains root nodules that house rhizobium. Although the market for rhizobium is on the ascendancy, factors such as lower shelf life and subsequent logistical and supply chain challenges are restricting the use of the bacteria as a biofertilizer on a mass scale.

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Fruits and Vegetables the Leading Market Segment by Crop Type

The area of certified organic fruits, tree nuts, and berries in the country grew from 71,720 acres in 2016 to 73,220 acres in 2018. Organic fruits and vegetables are mostly consumed fresh in the country and hence the importance of consumers being provided with certified organic produce is high. Moreover, with increasing consumer awareness regarding the way organic produce is grown, farmers are conscious of using high-quality organic inputs, especially on products that are supplied fresh to consumers. Also, since fruits and vegetables require higher quantities of phosphorus and potash, compared to cereals and grains, there is also a significant presence of non-nitrogenous biofertilizers such as phosphorus solubilizing bacteria and mycorrhiza in this segment.

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US Biofertilizer Market Competitor Analysis

The US Biofertilizers Market is moderately fragmented with a large number of domestic companies occupying most of the market. While most of these companies have developed solid agreements with distributors to cater to end-users, others have their own distribution networks, thus increasing their revenues by distributing products of independent manufacturers.

US Biofertilizer Market Top Players

  1. Lallemand Plant Care

  2. Bioworks Inc.

  3. Agrinos

  4. Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

US Biofertilizer Market Concentration

US Biofertilizer Market Report - 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 Substitutes

      5. 4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Microorganism

      1. 5.1.1 Rhizobium

      2. 5.1.2 Azotobacter

      3. 5.1.3 Azospirillum

      4. 5.1.4 Blue-green Algae

      5. 5.1.5 Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria

      6. 5.1.6 Mycorrhiza

      7. 5.1.7 Other Microorganisms

    2. 5.2 Crop Type

      1. 5.2.1 Grains & Cereals

      2. 5.2.2 Pulses & Oilseeds

      3. 5.2.3 Commercial Crops

      4. 5.2.4 Fruits & Vegetables

      5. 5.2.5 Other Crops


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Most Adopted Strategies

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Lallemand Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 Symborg SL

      3. 6.3.3 California Organic Fertilizers Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 Actagro LLC

      5. 6.3.5 Advanced Nutrients

      6. 6.3.6 Growth Products

      7. 6.3.7 Perfect Blend Biotic Fertilizer

      8. 6.3.8 Suståne Natural Fertilizer Inc

      9. 6.3.9 Fertilizers USA LLC

      10. 6.3.10 The Espoma Company


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US Biofertilizer Market Research FAQs

The United States Biofertilizer Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The United States Biofertilizer Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the next 5 years.

Lallemand Plant Care, Bioworks Inc., Agrinos, Kiwa Bio-Tech Products Group Corporation are the major companies operating in United States Biofertilizer Market.

United States Biofertilizer Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the United States Biofertilizer sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The United States Biofertilizer research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the United States Biofertilizer report PDF.

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