Global Industrial Vegetation Management

Infrastructure and societal pressures drive growth within the IVM market

Sales of pesticides to the segments of the industrial vegetation management (IVM) market covered in this study are estimated at over $490 million at the manufacturers’ level in 2017. This represents an average annual increase of 0.7% from sales in 2013. Herbicides, including aquatic herbicides, constitute the largest product category in 2017, accounting for over 95% of the total sales.

Rangeland and pastureland is the largest segment covered in this study, with estimated pesticide purchases valued at over $200 million at the manufacturers’ level in 2017, representing over 40% of total sales to the IVM segment. Roadways ranks second with over 15% of the total.

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Global Seed Treatment: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Shifting Sands are Seen in Seed Treatment While the Market Grows Modestly

Written by Mancer Cyr

Dennis Fugate, Industry Manager of Kline & Company’s Specialty Pesticides Group, is pleased to announce the publication of Global Seed Treatment: Market Analysis and Opportunities, Kline’s study of the 2016 global seed treatment market. Covering 12 countries in four regions, the company believes its report accounts for over 95% of the global market.

Fugate reports that seed treatment sales are estimated at $3.7 billion at the farm gate level, an increase of 9% on a “same country/same currency” from Kline’s prior edition covering the market in 2013. “While this represents a modest CAGR of 2.8%, there has been a great deal of shifting beneath the top line,” Fugate added, “mainly due to insecticide cancellations in Europe, growth in North America, and a strengthened U.S. dollar.” Continue reading

Global Biostimulants: An Overview of the Market and Use

Biostimulants Market Requires Cultivation, Yet is Poised for Double-digit Growth through 2020

The current biostimulants market is estimated at over $1 billion at the end user level in seven key markets analyzed by Kline’s upcoming report, Global Biostimulants: An Overview of the Market and Use. Field crops is the largest use of biostimulants, followed closely by fruit and vegetable crops. The combined countries of Europe have the largest use of biostimulants and are about as large as the collective total use in the United States and Brazil.

There is no strict legal or regulatory definition of plant biostimulants anywhere in the world, which often leads to confusion on the marketplace, but it is generally accepted that biostimulants are or come from natural sources. However, this description often builds a gray line between biopesticides, fertilizers, and biostimulants, as some materials classified as biopesticides work by enhancing or activating a plant’s own defense mechanisms; however, they may also increase root growth or abiotic stress resistance. Similarly, some biostimulants have nutritional value or are included in fertilizers to increase nutrient uptake and are sold as fertilizers, sometimes with and sometimes without biostimulant claims.Continue reading

Mosquito Control: U.S. Market Analysis and OpportunitiesMosquito Control: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities

Free Webinar – Mosquito Control: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities

Join Kathy Hall, a Senior Associate in Kline’s Agriculture Practice as she presents insight from the recently published Mosquito Control: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report.

The session will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM EST.

This webinar will provide highlights of the latest information on product usage for the mosquito control market with breakdowns for adulticides and larvicides for the United States.Continue reading

Mosquito Control: U.S. Market Analysis and OpportunitiesMosquito Control: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities

Mosquito Control Insecticides Market is Forecast to Spike Driven by the Zika Threat

Consumption of insecticides by professional mosquito control districts, which exhibits slower growth of 1.2% in 2015 over 2012, is forecast to spike in 2016 due to newly developing public awareness of mosquito-borne diseases, fueled by the threat that the Zika virus could spread to the United States, finds the recently published Mosquito Control: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities report by global market research and management consulting firm Kline.Continue reading

Leading Distributors in U.S. Crop Protection and In-season Market Update

Free Webinar – U.S. Leading Distributors in Crop Protection and In-Season Market Update

Join Joe Prochaska, Project Manager in Kline’s Agriculture/Specialty Pesticides practice as he presents insights and observations from Kline’s recently published  Leading Distributors in the U.S. Crop Protection Industry: A Strategic Market Analysis and Crop Protection In-season Market Update: U.S. Market Analysis reports.

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Crop Protection Distributors’ Sales

Crop Protection Distributors’ Sales Decrease During 2015, According to Kline’s Imminent In-season Update

The U.S. crop protection chemical industry experienced a 3.5% decrease among distributors at the cost of goods sold (COGS) level during 2015, according to the recently published report Leading Distributors in the U.S. Crop Protection Industry: A Strategic Market Analysis by global management consulting and market research firm Kline. The report tracks the leading 20 distributors, which account for over 95% of the total sales of crop protection chemicals within the United States. Total 2015 COGS at the distributor level are over USD 10 billion.

The 2015 crop protection industry began with challenging market conditions due to lower commodity prices and tight farmer economics, ultimately resulting in lower corn planted acres and affecting crop protection sales for most manufacturers of crop protection products. High inventories rolled over from the 2014 season forced distributors to provide incentives to growers.Continue reading

Global Biopesticides: An Overview of Natural and Microbial Pesticides

Free Webinar Global Biopesticides: An Overview of Natural, Biochemical, and Microbial Pesticides

Join Mancer Cyr, Senior Associate of Kline’s Agriculture/Specialty Pesticides Practce as he presents insights from Kline’s Global Biopesticides: An Overview of Natural and Microbial Pesticides report on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 9:30 AM EDT

At $1.6 billion, the bio-pesticide segment of the market is still less than 5% of the global crop protection market, but is projected to increase its share over the next ten years.  The main growth driver behind recent growth is the advent of microbial seed treatments on field crops such as corn, soybeans and cotton. Continue reading

Global Biopesticides: An Overview of Natural and Microbial Pesticides

Accounting for Less than 5% of the Global Crop Protection Market in 2014, Bio-pesticides Expand Rapidly

Driven in part by societal concerns and in part by regulations, the bio-pesticides market, once a domain of a niche specialty for organic fruit, greenhouse, and environmentally sensitive homeowner uses, is emerging to a much broader scope. In 2014, the market grows rapidly, posting double-digit growth, according to the recently published Global Biopesticides: An Overview of Natural and Microbial Pesticides report by global market research and consulting firm, Kline.

At $1.6 billion, the biopesticide segment of the market is still less than 5% of the global crop protection industry, but is projected to increase its share over the next 10 years. All countries are projected to grow in the double digits or high single digits during this period. The main driver behind current growth is the advent of microbial seed treatments on field crops, such as corn, soybeans, and cotton.Continue reading