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The use of drones is expected to increase in the never-ending effort to control mosquitoes, according to new research by Kline.
The unmanned aerial vehicles allow for more direct targets of application and reduce potential exposure of chemicals to applicators. Currently, drones are mostly used for scouting missions and to photograph areas of potential water accumulation; they’re also useful in larvicide treatments. Kline forecasts a steady growth of almost 2.4% over the next five years overall; in fact, 50% of respondents said they planned to use drones in the near future. Meanwhile, 25% planned to increase their use of larvicides to control mosquitoes, and another 25% said they planned to use more traps and monitors. Just over 15% of respondents said they were looking at increasing their coverage area to provide more effective control.
Join a discussion of a comprehensive analysis examining U.S. crop protection manufacturers efforts to mitigate herbicide resistance by combining two or more herbicidal modes of action, GMO crops and New Modes of herbicidal action. This discussion will include an analysis of the herbicide resistance problem and technologies developed to mitigate the problem. Technology market shares and future growth will be discussed.
The year ahead could prove to be game–changing in the non-crop part of the agrochemicals industry, as Bayer has announced plans to divest its Environmental Science division. The division currently generates sales of approximately EUR 600 million (USD 717 million) in 2019. The divestment includes leading solutions across five main segments:
- Vector control: mosquito control
- Professional pest management: professional home & industrial pest control
- Industrial vegetation management: weed control in non-ag environment
- Forestry weed & pest control in professional timber & forestry
- Turf and ornamentals: weed & pest control in professional turfed landscape & greenhouses
The seed treatments market is one of the most resilient and consistently growing markets within the global agrochemicals industry. Currently estimated to be worth almost USD 4.5 billion across 12 key countries, as analyzed by Kline — and growing at a CAGR of 3.1% annually — the market sector has proven to be a lucrative industry for agrochemical manufacturers and distributors. However, it has been challenged to change due to various factors.
Weed resistance to herbicides is nothing new, but in the past 30 years, the number and spectrum of herbicide resistance have exploded and caused economic concern. In 1991, 120 weed biotypes resistant to triazine herbicides and 15 other herbicide families were documented throughout the world. Since then, nearly 500 unique cases of herbicide resistance have been reported. Some of the early herbicide resistance issues were mitigated through the development of corn and soybean crops resistant to the broad-spectrum herbicide glyphosate. However, repeated use of glyphosate over many years has led to widespread resistance of critical weeds to glyphosate. This has created a situation where farmers are concerned, and even panicked, by their inability to control weeds.
The industrial vegetation management market, as Kline defines it, is broken down into six market segments: rangeland and pastureland, forestry, roadways, railroads, aquatic areas, and electric utilities and pipelines. In each of these segments, herbicides are used to control unwanted vegetation for different purposes. Out of all six market segments, rangeland and pasture is the largest in terms of overall acres and the amount spent on herbicides. Kline conducted a structured interview survey with 300 range and pasture managers in the United States to identify market trends; it included an analysis of pasture weed control as well as invasive weed control in rangelands.
Among the sectors most severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are the leisure and entertainment industries. These industries feature several key market segments that are part of the turf and ornamental pesticides markets, including golf courses, parks, and sports fields, as well as the floriculture market. Despite the pandemic–related lockdown policies, which had a dramatic effects on many segments, pesticide applications continued to keep the market valued at over USD 1 billion, reveals Kline’s just–published Professional Turf and Ornamental: Markets for Pesticides and Fertilizers study. The report focuses primarily on sales of pesticides used in golf courses and other lawn care, and horticultural nurseries and greenhouses across 12 key country markets. To gain key insights and data about this market, REQUEST RECORDING taking place on February 4, 2021.
Kline’s Professional Turf and Ornamental: Markets for Pesticides and Fertilizers study analyzes and quantifies the use of pesticides for weed and disease control for 21 key country markets. The study highlights three market segments (golf, other lawn care, and nurseries/greenhouses) and the five categories (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, biopesticides, and biostimulants). In this blog, we highlight some of the report’s insights, with a focus on Australia and France. In subsequent blogs, we will cover several other countries included in the study—so keep an eye on our AG/Specialty pesticides blog section.Continue reading
During 2020, virtually every industry and every aspect of how we live, work, and communicate was thrown into disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The necessity to respond to the global crisis with tech-savvy, relevant, and timely solutions was a catalyst that sparked the rapid development and implementation of evolutionary trends on a scale we’ve never seen before.
With 2020 almost over, we want to part with it on a positive note by reflecting on these progressive, dynamic trends and how they will come together to help us “rebuild better” post-COVID-19.Continue reading