Biocontrol Agents Market Size By Active Substance (Microbials [Bacteria, Fungi, Virus, Protozoa, Yeasts], Macro-organism [Insects, Mites, Nematodes], Biochemicals [Semio-Chemicals, Plant Extracts, Plant Growth Regulators, Organic Acid]), By Crop (Fruits & Vegetables, Cereals & Grains, Pulses), By Application (Seed Treatment, On-field, Post-harvest), Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

Published Date: Sep 2019  |  Report ID: GMI1551  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hemant Pandey

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 274   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Biocontrol Agents Market size exceeded USD 3 billion in 2018 and will witness around 15% CAGR from 2019 to 2025.

Europe biocontrol agents market size, by application, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

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Rising demand for food and products across the world will mainly boost the biocontrol agents market revenue over the forecast time period. The growth of the biocontrol industry mainly attributed to replacement of synthetic chemicals in the farming and rapidly increasing organic farming in Europe. These agents are environment friendly, have no hazardous effects on humans compared to other synthetic agrochemicals and are effective throughout the season, thus making them ideal for the pest control. These attributes shall be responsible for the market growth in coming years.

Rising public concern about synthetic pesticides hazard on human body coupled with increasing regulations on synthetic chemicals in farming and subsequent bans on such chemicals across the world shall drive the biocontrol agents market demand further. For instance, in March 2019, EU banned UK’s one of the most used pesticides (Chlorothalonil) due to health and environment concern. All these factors shall drive the product demand during the forecast period.

Additionally, governments across the world making efforts for growth of sustainable farming and this has led to make them legislative changes that shall boost the organic farming in coming years. For instance, EU has passed a new legislation for an effective legal framework for the organic farming industry that will come into force on 1 January 2021. This legislation coupled with increased consumer interest in organic products shall drive the market during forecast period. However, limitation of biological pest control is their slow response time to control the pest. These pest control agents are slower to suppress the population than most chemical pesticides. Thus, this could play major setback for the market demand during forecast period.

Biocontrol Agents Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2018
Market Size in 2018:3 Billion (USD)
Forecast Period:2019 to 2025
Forecast Period 2019 to 2025 CAGR:15%
2025 Value Projection:7.5 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for:2014 to 2018
No. of Pages:274
Tables, Charts & Figures:400
Segments covered:Active Substance, Application, and Region
Growth Drivers:
  • Rising demand for organic farming in Europe
  • Stringent regulations against chemical fertilizers
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Slow effect on pest
  • High cost in comparison with conventional fertilizers

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Biocontrol Agents Market, By Active Substance

The biocontrol agents market segmentation on the basis of active substance includes microbials, macro-organisms, and bio-chemicals. Microbials further segmented into bacteria, fungi, virus, protozoa and yeasts. Macro-organisms further segmented into insects, mites and nematodes and bio-chemicals segment includes semio-chemicals, plant extracts, plant growth regulators and organic acids.

Microbials are beneficial microbes that can be applied directly to a seed or sprayed directly on a plant or used in post-harvest for biological control of plant pathogens. They act through various modes of actions for effective plant protection. Microbials was the largest segment and accounted close to 60% biocontrol agents market share in 2018, owing to its impressive ability to eradicate pest from the field and increase the yield of crop production. Additionally, bacteria dominated the overall microbials segment in 2018.

Biocontrol Agents Market, By Crop

France biocontrol agents industry size by crop, 2018

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Global biocontrol agents market is categorized on the basis of crop into fruits & vegetables, cereals & grains, pulses and others (soybeans, sugarcane, oil seeds, etc.). Crop protection involves practices of management of plant diseases, various pest and weeds that could potentially damage agricultural crops and forestry. Field crops, fruits & vegetable crops are very essential for humans and for some countries they are major export product. According to UN Food and Agriculture Organization, farmers lose around 30 to 40 percent of their crops globally due to pests and diseases. Biocontrol agents are used to protect these crops from getting damaged.

Cereals & grains are anticipated to have a higher growth rate in the coming years as the product demand is increasing which in turn is uplifting the biocontrol agents industry demand in the agricultural industry. Owing to significant increase in animal feed demand, cereals & grains demand is increasing thus need for biocontrol agents for protection of these crops is on rise.

Biocontrol Agents Market, By Application

Biocontrol agents market is segmented on the basis of applications into seed treatment, on -field and post-harvest. Ban on some chemical pesticides and multiple benefits of biological seed treatment shall have positive impact on product market and thus will further strengthen growth in future. Another noticeable benefits that can stimulate the market growth are they acts as a bio stimulant and minimize biotic stress while fighting off plant pathogens thus resulting enhancing crop yields.

According to IFOAM and FIBL, as of end of 2017, organic farmland were 69.8 million hectares and over 2.9 million organic producers around the world. The organic area increased by 11.7 million hectares or by 20 percent increase from the previous year. This shows rise in organic farming in the region. There is huge demand of these products from organic farmers and this trend likely to drive the demand of biocontrol products for the on-field application

Biocontrol Agents Market, By Region

Biocontrol agents market is led by Europe followed by North America. Highest demand share in Europe is highly associated with growing awareness of chemical hazards on environment and humans. Additionally, early adoption of regulation and policies of organic farming in the region had a major impact on product’s market. Demand for product in the region is likely to remain upward due to increasing consumers preference towards organic products.

Europe holds a substantial share in global biocontrol agents market and generated revenue of USD 990 million in 2018. The region will witness rapid growth over the forecast years due to the growing organic farming trend and demand of organic products in the region. Additionally, Europe also has presence of several high-quality product manufacturers such as Syngenta, Biobest, BASF SE, Koppert biological systems, etc. catering to the regional demand. Some of the key growth drivers for the market include safer and more sustainable crop protection technologies, political and societal pressure for greener practices. Spain, France, U.K. and Germany will hold significant market with the presence of large number of farmers in the region.

Competitive Market Share

Some of the notable industry players operating in the biocontrol agents market landscape are BASF SE, Syngenta Ag, Cropscience Bayer Ag, Biobest N.V., Novozymes, Koppert Biological Systems, Andermatt Biocontrol AG and Valent Bioscience Ag. Players invest heavily on R&D for sustainable business and to increase market share by improving matching product quality to regional requirement. For instance, in June 2019, Koppert Biological Systems and the Canadian based Ecoation came into mutual cooperation agreement on June 13th, 2019. The main objective is to exploit each other’s knowledge and understanding for better data collection in the monitoring process of crop health. This will enhance company’s ability to come up with advanced solution for crop protection and breading.

Industry Background

Biocontrol agents have always been used by farmers for crop protection and nourishment. They had substantial impact on society growth and environment. The industry consists worldwide spread of manufacturers who produces several types of biocontrol agents. Successful implementation and adoption of the product for farming practices have been studied extensively and shall continue in coming years. Increasing demand of organic food products along with government legislations against use of chemical fertilizers will boost biocontrol agents market growth by 2025.

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  • Published Date: Sep 2019
  • Pages: 274
  • Tables: 379
  • Charts / Figures: 21
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Countries covered: 17

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