The global biological seed treatment market is segmented into its type, crop type and regions. On the basis of the type of the biological seed treatment, the market is categorized into microbials and botanicals.
Biological Seed Treatment Market
Global Biological Seed Treatment Market: Overview
To protect the seeds from pathogens, the biological seed treatment process is used. In the seed treatment process, microorganisms are used as biological agents. As an alternative or to avoid the utilization of chemical pesticides, the biological seed treatment is used. The use of the biological seed treatment is a healthy start towards the protection of the seeds against harmful organisms. The biological seed treatment enhances both the quality of the seeds as well as improves the production yields. This is done by controlling and suppressing the insects, pests and other pathogens that threaten the seeds. With the help of the seed treatment process, the seeds grow without any intervention of agrochemicals that result in the degradation of the soil.
Global Biological Seed Treatment Market: Segmentation
The global biological seed treatment market is segmented into its type, crop type and regions. On the basis of the type of the biological seed treatment, the market is categorized into microbial and botanicals. Based on the crop type, the global biological seed treatment market is segregated into oilseeds and pulses, cereals and grains, fruits and vegetables and other crop types such as forage, ornamental crops, turf and plantation crops. The global biological seed treatment market is diversified into regions such as Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World.
Global Biological Seed Treatment Market: Growth Factors
The demand for biological seed treatment is mainly owing to the preferences of the customers to have organic products over traditionally grown products. The agrochemicals spray that is used during the production of food is eliminated if biologically treated seeds are used. Hence, less use of chemicals reduces the environmental impact. The biological seed treatment includes various procedures such as antagonism, antibiosis, and mycoparasites. Each procedure has its own advantages and disadvantages which affect the overall performance of the seeds. The increase in the healthy organic food requirement is likely to increase the demand of the biological seed treatment procedures. The government is also promoting the use of the biologically treated seeds, hence driving the market growth. The factors that are hampering the market growth is the lack of knowledge among the farmers about the benefits of using the biologically treated seeds and the unwillingness to change their traditional practices.
Global Biological Seed Treatment Market: Regional Analysis
The biological seed treatment market is dominated by the North American region followed by Europe. It is due to the presence of the advanced technologies and the interest taken by the organizations to make investments in the research and development activities. These regions have widely accepted the usage of organic foods and eco-friendly farming practices. Owing to the higher economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, the biological seed treatment market is expected to grow in the coming years.
Global Biological Seed Treatment Market: Competitive Players
The major companies in the biological treatment market include Bayer CropScience AG, Monsanto, Valent Biosciences Corporation, Italpollina S.P.A., Arysta LifeScience Limited, BASF SE, Syngenta AG, Koppert B.V. and Novozymes.
Global Biological Seed Treatment Market: Regional Segment Analysis
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