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Biological Seed Treatment Market By Type (Microbials, Botanicals, Others), Function (Seed Enhancements, Seed Protection), Crop (Corn, Wheat, Soybean, Cotton, Sunflower, Vegetable Crops, Others), and Region, Market Share, In-Depth Analysis, Detailed Overview, and Forecast, 2022 to 2027.

Published: January, 2022
ID: 11105
Pages: 175

Biological Seed Treatment Market Forecast 2022 - 2027:

The Biological Seed Treatment Market is estimated to reach over USD 1,251.4 million, recording a CAGR of 11.10% throughout the foreseen period (2022 - 2027).

Seed treatment refers to the application of chemicals or biological organisms to seeds for sowing purposes. Biological seed treatment allows plants, seeds, and seedlings to resist damage from pathogenic fungi. In addition, natural seed treatment promotes nitrogen fixation, stimulates cell division, root development, and increases stress tolerance in plants. Chemical seed treatments have caused serious environmental problems due to their toxicity. Organic seed treatments, on the other hand, are environmentally friendly and promote more consistent planting and improved yield.

Impact of COVID-19 on Biological Seed Treatment Market:

COVID-19 is disrupting certain activities in agriculture and supply chains. The transportation limitations have resulted in a disruption in the supply chain, along with the temporary closures of manufacturing facilities. Media reports show that closing hotels, restaurants, candy stores, and tea rooms during the shutdown is already reducing milk sales. The economic impact will likely be much more severe for India for two reasons. First, before COVID-19, the economy was already slowing down, exacerbating existing problems of unemployment, low income, rural distress, malnutrition, and widespread inequality. Second, the large informal sector is particularly vulnerable.

Recent Developments:

  • In March 2019, Corteva Agriscience (formerly DowDuPont) opened a new seed technology center in Aussonne, France, which would help the company improve the performance of farmers in this region.
  • In September 2018, Plant Health Care launched the Harpin αβ product for corn seed treatment applications, which would help the company tap into a huge corn market spanning over 90 million acres.
  • In July 2017, Syngenta and Valagro (Italy) signed a deal whereby Valagro would supply biostimulants to Syngenta for the treatment of seeds. With mutual cooperation, Syngenta decided to launch EPIVIO Energy in the following years.

Drivers and Restraints of Biological Seed Treatment Market:

Growers are increasingly accepting of the commercial seed industry as demand has shifted towards seeds marketed from open and farm-kept hybrid seed varieties in many countries around the world. Biological seed treatments have made significant achievements in product development with respect to biological coating and achieving crop efficiency in the early stages of planting. Other small innovations and product life improvements can help evolve to a more reliable product. Today, these biological seed treatment products not only help protect seeds but also help act as seed activators, thereby improving crop yields. The basic function of the initial biological seed treatment was mainly to control certain soil pathogens that affect seed yield. However, this has evolved a lot over the years and has become much more complex by nature. Modification in the existing formulations and active ingredients have helped seed treatments to be implemented against diseases, insects, and nematodes, with various combinations of fungicides, insecticides, and inoculants. Although field trials have been conducted by key manufacturers such as BASF using inoculants applied to agricultural seeds to analyze crop yields, the results are not much higher than expected due to the need to study in more detail the improvement of the interaction between seeds and inoculants in the sowing stage.

This contributed greatly to the reduction of biotic and abiotic stress in the crop. Protecting the crop from abiotic stress could improve seed vitality, increase stress tolerance, and improve nutrient absorption. This, in turn, will improve plant emergence, leaf growth and nutrient utilization efficiency, while providing essential protection for the crop. These factors strongly drive the guarantee of good crop yields and act as insurance for investments made by farmers in different seeds. Therefore, it remains one of the most powerful drivers of the biological seed treatment market for decades to come. As a result, there has been an increase in demand to improve crop yields and use highly effective seed treatments in countries like Brazil, which is one of the early adopters of these products, has led some manufacturers to launch new products of biological treatment of seeds in the region.

However, the availability of these biological seed treatment products is still very limited in the market, due to the different regulations that prevail in different countries. Product and formula registrations, in addition to the use of new active ingredients, make it difficult for companies to make their products available around the world at the same time. This tends to further weaken product knowledge and awareness, making technology even more difficult to accelerate. There continues to be an established market for seed treatment chemicals, on which farmers are highly dependent, making the market for organic seed treatment a very important and growing niche.




Market Size Available

2021 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 - 2027



Segments Covered

By Type, By Function,  By Crop, By Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Novozymes, Bayer Crop Science AG, Koppert B.V., Syngenta AG, BASF SE, Arysta LifeScience Limited, Italpollina S.P.A., Valent Biosciences Corporation, and Monsanto.

Biological Seed Treatment Market Segmentation:

Biological Seed Treatment Market – By Type:

  • microbes

  • plants
  • others

Biological Seed Treatment Market – By Function:

  • seed improvement
    • biofertilizers
    • biostimulants
  • seed protection
    • bioinsecticides
    • bio-fungicides
    • others

Biological Seed Treatment Market – By Crop:

  • corn
  • wheat
  • soybeans
  • cotton
  • sunflower
  • vegetables
  • others

Biological Seed Treatment Market – By Regions:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America                                       

North America dominated the industry with a 40.6% share, in terms of revenue, in the review period. The region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.8% from 2022 - 2027. Increasing adoption of organic agriculture in countries like the United States, Mexico and Canada are expected to boost the industry in the future. Canada and Mexico are the world's leading cereal exporters. To produce a substantial number of crops, farmers use biological seed treatment to protect seeds and crops from pathogens, pests and nematodes.

The organic food market grew 6% in the United States and 9% in Canada in the same year. More than 19,000 organic producers are present in North America, of which 14,000 are only in the United States and 4,800 in Canada. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region and is supposed to accelerate at a CAGR of 12.5% ​​during the projection period. Strong growth in the agricultural sector in countries such as India, China, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, is expected to boost demand for products in the future. Additionally, population growth and rising incomes are likely to continue to drive demand for food and agricultural products.

Leading Company:

Bayer Crop Science AG had the largest share of the Biological Seed Treatment Market in terms of sales and revenue in 2020.

Key Players:

Significant players in the Biological Seed Treatment Market include Novozymes, Bayer Crop Science AG, Koppert B.V., Syngenta AG, BASF SE, Arysta LifeScience Limited, Italpollina S.P.A., Valent Biosciences Corporation, and Monsanto.

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                 

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                           

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling     

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                        

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints 

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                            

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis         

                                5.1.2 Products/Service 

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 Biological Seed Treatment Market, By Type                 

                                6.1.1 Microbials

                                6.1.2 Botanicals

                                6.1.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.1.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis              

                                6.1.5 Market Attractiveness Index           

                6.2 Biological Seed Treatment Market, By Function                          

                                6.2.1 Seed Enhancements           

                                6.2.2 Seed Protection    

                                6.2.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.2.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis              

                                6.2.5 Market Attractiveness Index           

                6.3 Biological Seed Treatment Market, By Crop                  

                                6.3.1 Corn          

                                6.3.2 Wheat      

                                6.3.3 Soybean  

                                6.3.4 Cotton      

                                6.3.5 Sunflower

                                6.3.6 Vegetable Crops   

                                6.3.7 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2022 - 2027)   

                                6.3.8 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis              

                                6.3.9 Market Attractiveness Index           

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

                7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region  

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2021- 2027)                            

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Type    

                                7.2.3 By Function            

                                7.2.4 By Crop    

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Type    

                                7.3.3 By Function            

                                7.3.4 By Crop    

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Type    

                                7.4.3 By Function            

                                7.4.4 By Crop    

                7.5 Latin America                            

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Type    

                                7.5.3 By Function            

                                7.5.4 By Crop    

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Type    

                                7.6.3 By Function            

                                7.6.4 By Crop    

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 Bayer Crop Science AG                          

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service 

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis      

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 Novozymes                

                8.3 Koppert B.V               

                8.4 Syngenta AG                              

                8.5 BASF SE                        

                8.6 Arysta LifeScience Limited                    

                8.7 Italpollina S.P.A                        

                8.8 Valent Biosciences Corporation                         

                8.9 Monsanto                   

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                 

10. Appendix                                    

                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  1. Global Biological Seed Treatment Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Biological Seed Treatment Market By Type, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Microbials Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Botanicals Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Biological Seed Treatment Market By Function, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Seed Enhancements Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Seed Protection Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Biological Seed Treatment Market By Crop, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Corn Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Wheat Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Soybean Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Cotton Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Sunflower Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global Vegetable Crops Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )

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