LONDON, Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A Critical Time for Farmers
This research service provides an overview of the crop protection chemicals market in South Africa and Kenya from 2012 to 2019. It provides an analysis of four segments, namely herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and other chemicals (biopesticides, adjuvants, and plant growth regulators). This report also covers market drivers, restraints, and key macro-economic indicators. Market sizes, key market participants, and product and technology trends are also included. A discussion on country-specific trends and various inputs affecting the market for crop protection chemicals is explained in detail.
This is the active chemical constituent that makes the chemical harmful to pests, fungi, and weeds. For example, the active ingredient in the product Roundup Ready is glyphosate.
Agriculture Chemicals or Agrochemicals
Agriculture chemicals are classified as chemicals that benefit the growth or production of crops or livestock. They can include products such as feeds and feed additives, vaccines, crop protection chemicals, and fertilisers.
Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt, is a gram-positive bacteria naturally found in soil that is commonly used in agriculture to control insects. Bt is the most widely used, environmentally-friendly biopesticide worldwide.
The insecticidal Bt gene is incorporated into crops through genetic engineering to create insect-resistant crops.
The base year for this study is 2014, which is the most recent year for which data is widely available. However, trends that occurred in 2015 are taken into account and discussed.
The manipulation of biological systems or living organisms (cells and bacteria, etc.,) through genetic engineering to produce commercial products.
Compound Annual Growth Rate
The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is the general projected growth rate of the industry from the base year to the end of the forecast period.
Crop Protection Chemicals
Crop protection chemicals are naturally occurring or synthetic chemicals that control or kill insects, bacteria, or weeds that harm or destroy agricultural crops.
Distributors are the people directly responsible for distributing and selling all agricultural chemical products to the retailer or farmer. In most cases, the agents belong to a company marketing a number of distinct products; however, they can be independent.
Extension services in the agriculture industry refer to the education and dissemination of information to farmers. Extension services educate farmers about new technologies to increase agricultural production and productivity.
Pesticides in their unformulated state are not suitable for pest control; therefore, manufacturers combine the active ingredients with a number of inert ingredients to form a pesticide formulation. Inert ingredients act as a carrier, as they do not have pesticidal activity; examples include clays or solvents. There are different formulations of pesticides, but they are classified into three main categories, namely solid, liquid, and gas formulations.
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