The idea of a package of products used instead of methyl bromide has now taken hold and found acceptance. The traditional split between high cost, low acreage fumigants, and lower cost higher acreage contact nematicides has been altered by the relatively new nematicidal treatments of corn and soybeans. This fundamental change has blended nematicides and seed treatment, formerly separate segments, and provided major growth and a new awareness of seed treatment as standalone segment.
Nematicide seed treatments are expected to continue to be used on a spectrum of crops as long as market conditions justify the treatment. In row crops, this practice ties in with the trend to protect higher value seeds that are engineered with new traits. In high value produce crops, the need to think through the need for insect, weed, and disease protection will result in innovative solutions. The incremental cost of adding a nematicide to an existing treatment package, in either produce or row crops is not major.
Future growth will come from recognition of damage from the unseen crop enemy rather than from large scale adaptation that has occurred in recent row crop seasons. Kline’s Nematicide Market: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities provides crop protection suppliers with the latest information on the size, structure, and outlook for the nematode treatment market in the major country and/or crop markets of the world. To find out more about this report, contact our team.