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, REGISTER for our webinar 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
Kline recently published its second report analyzing the 2020 crop protection programs offered to distributors, retail, and growers by the key research–based and generic crop protection suppliers. The EFFECTIVENESS OF U.S. CROP PROTECTION COMPANY CHANNEL INCENTIVES: AN OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS report includes a spreadsheet layout of program summaries, organized by supplier, product type, and type of program, along with the estimated percent payout potential by product.
On October 6, 2020, Syngenta Group announced the acquisition of Valagro, a leading biologicals company, by its business unit, Syngenta Crop Protection. This investment positions Syngenta Crop Protection as one of the key global companies poised to shape the rapidly growing biologicals market. This market is expected to nearly double in size over the next five years. Valagro will continue to operate as an independent brand in the market within the Syngenta Crop Protection business.
Kline’s Professional Turf and Ornamental: Markets for Pesticides and Fertilizers study explores the differences between mature markets in Europe and East Asia/Oceania and developing countries in South America and West Asia.
The study highlights three market segments (golf, other lawn care, and nurseries/greenhouses) and the five categories (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, biopesticides, and biostimulants), and is scheduled to be published soon. In this blog, we highlight some of the report’s insights, with a focus on Brazil, Japan, and UAE. Our next blog will cover the other countries included in the study, Australia and Italy. So, keep an eye on our website’s blogs section: https://klinegroup.com/category/agspecialty-pesticides/.
Consumer Markets for Pesticides and Fertilizers is a comprehensive analysis of market segment sales in the United States. This webinar will provide insights into consumer behavior when shopping for home use pesticides and fertilizers including brands, suppliers and retail outlets.Continue reading