Seed Treatments - 2015 Edition special report covers different types of seed treatments - fungicides and insecticides - their advantages and disadvantages; formulation and application; market size; market drivers and restraints.
It specifically looks at seed treatments for major crops, including maize, soybeans, cereals and cotton.
The report will help your business:
Understand what are the advantages and disadvantages of seed treatments
Examine what are the main seed treatments used by the top ten agchem companies
Learn about the active ingredient profiles for fungicides and insecticides used in seed treatments
Seed treatment is one of the fastest growing segments of the global crop protection market. Estimates put the market size at $2.7 million in 2011, and growing at around 8-9% a year. The market is dominated by North America.
Seed treatments give value to the grower. For example, they helped to contribute nearly $80 billion to US maize growers in 2011, according to the US CropLife Foundation. There are advantages to each layer of the supply chain, as well as environmental benefits.
The market is driven by numerous factors, including: farming methods, such as no-till; commodity prices; government interventions; increasing awareness; higher-value seed; and improved seed treatments and seed treatment technology.
Restraints include: increase in market share of cheaper off-patent products; and environmental concerns over the neonicotinoids.