North and Latin American Crop Protection Chemicals Market by Types, by Crop Types, by Geography

Trends and Forecast to 2018

Dublin, Oct. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "North and Latin American Crop Protection Chemicals Market by Types (Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides, Bio-pesticides and Adjuvants), by Crop Types, by Geography: Trends and Forecast to 2018" report to their offering.

The crop protection chemicals market covers various types of products being used in the farms to safeguard the crops, by controlling the population of organisms considered harmful or those that can potentially damage or adversely affect the growth of crops. Crop protection chemicals are mainly divided into herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Pesticides include both synthetic pesticides and bio-based pesticides, are the largest market segment owing to their wide-spread use in bulk quantities. Adjuvants are essentially pharmacological or immunological agents used to modify or enhance the effect of other vaccines and drugs.

Insecticides are widely used because insects and parasites cause maximum damage to the crops during cultivation. Insecticides are used in large volume and they show their action for a longer period of time as compared to others. But excessive use of any pesticide results in the development of chemical toxicity for humans, animals, and environment owing to soil leaching and water contamination. Overall, it is essential to use crop protection pesticides in appropriate quantity and time to minimize their adverse effects and to bring to maximum benefits. The North and Latin American market for crop protection chemicals, in terms of active ingredient volume was estimated at 1,064.1 KT in 2011 and is expected to reach 1,322.5 KT by 2018.

This report estimates the market size of the global, North and Latin American crop protection chemicals market both in terms of active ingredient volume as well as revenue. The market has been further segmented on the basis of crop types such as cereals, grains, oilseeds, and vegetables as well as by sub-segmentation of insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides such as glyphosate, atrazine, and 2,4-D. This segmentation is given for major regions and key countries in those regions. Market drivers, restraints and challenges, raw material, and product price trends are discussed in detail. Market share by participants for the overall market is discussed in detail in the report. We have also profiled leading players of this industry including Bayer CropScience (Germany), BASF (Germany), Monsanto (U.S.), and Dow Agrosciences (U.S.).

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary

3 Market Overview

4 North & Latin American Crop Protection Chemicals Market, By Types

5 North & Latin American Crop Protection Chemicals Market, By Crop Types

6 North & Latin American Crop Protection Chemicals Market, By Country

7 Competitive Landscape

8 Company Profiles

Companies Mentioned

  • American Vanguard Corporation
  • Chemtura Corporation
  • Cleary Chemical Corporation
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Drexel Chemical Company
  • E.I. Dupont DE Nemours & Company
  • FMC Corporation
  • Monsanto Company
  • Mosaic
  • Wilbur-Ellis Company

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