Leading Distributor and Retail Trends on the U.S. Crop Protection Market

The U.S. crop protection chemical industry is a mature yet dynamic market. Among the factors driving the 2018 market at the distributor level are flat to declining major planted crop acreage, low commodity prices on most of the major crops, and new chemistry from several major research manufacturers for resistant weeds. Ag retailers continue to adopt and market biopesticides as they increasingly show effectiveness, either alone or combined with traditional chemistry, and as consumer demand for organically-produced food grows.Continue reading

2018 U.S. Crop Protection Programs

2018 U.S. Crop Protection Programs for Distributors, Retail and Growers

Kline is currently working on a new report providing an analysis of 2018 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 report will include a spreadsheet layout of program summaries, organized by supplier and type of program and the estimated percent payout potential by product.

The list of suppliers included in the report are generic companies ADAMA and Albaugh, mid-majors Arysta and UPI, and research-based BASF, Bayer, Corteva, FMC, Monsanto, Syngenta and Valent. They represent an estimated 85% to 90% – or about $9.3 billion – of the total crop protection business in the U.S.Continue reading

Crop Protection Industry

Crop Protection Industry Sees a 5% Sales Increase as well as Competitive Landscape Changes

Due to industry consolidation, investments in precision agriculture, and new product introductions the U.S. crop protection chemical industry experiences an interesting year in 2017. The total crop protection market in the U.S. grows by over 5% in 2017, according to the Crop Protection Manufacturers Report: A Strategic Market Analysis of the U.S. Crop Protection Industry, a recently published report by Kline.

The increase in planted crop acreage, particularly in soybean and cotton, helps contribute to an increase in the sales of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Only plant growth regulators see a sales decrease by 0.4%.Continue reading