Agricultural Biologicals Market by Function, Product Type, Mode of Application, Crop Type and Region - Global Forecast to 2027

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The global market for agricultural biologicals is estimated at USD 12.9 billion in 2022; it is projected to grow at a CAGR of 13.7% to reach USD 24.6 billion by 2027.

The rise in the population and increased consumption of food products across regions are the key factors that have led to a substantial increase in food production. Farmers focus on opting for conventional chemical-based fertilizers to increase yield and meet the domestic as well as international demands. This repeated use of chemical fertilizers has led to the degradation of soil and water quality.

Strong initiatives toward organic farming and the increasing awareness of environmental protection have encouraged the demand for agricultural biologicals in the agriculture industry. Factors such as degrading soil health due to the increasing usage of chemical-based crop protection methods, decreased productivity, and rising instances of pest infestations are the key factors contributing to the growth of the biologicals segment for crop protection and crop enhancement.

The Biocontrol segment by function is projected to observe the fastest growth in the Agricultural Biologicals market throughout the forecasted period

Biocontrol is estimated to be the largest subsegment under type. Biological control (biocontrol) is a broad term that refers to the use of one organism to control another. It can be used to restore some of the regulating factors that limit a pest's competitive ability. Biocontrol involves using living organisms, such as insects, pathogens, or even grazing animals, to suppress weed infestation or plant diseases.

The Microbial segment by product type is estimated to account for the largest market share in the global Agricultural Biologicals market

The ability to boost nutrient availability in the soil and increase plant yield to promote microbial segment growth. Microbials are effective against target pests and do not react against beneficial and non-targeted pests. Microbial biofertilizers are generally derived from bacterial sources. Bacterial genus such as Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azospirillum, Cyanobacteria, and Azolla help in enhancing nitrogen content in the soil, thereby enhancing the crop yield.

The foliar spray sub-segment of the by mode of application segment is projected to attain the fastest market growth in Agricultural Biologicals market over the forecast period

Foliar spray is a common mode of application for biocontrol methods, while seed treatment and soil treatment are generally preferred for biostimulants and biofertilizers. This has led to an increase in demand for foliar spray compared to soil or seed treatment solutions. Foliar spraying can help plants recover fast from stresses caused by nutrient deficiencies, water scarcity, extreme temperatures, pests, and diseases. Foliar fertilizer application can be an effective way to increase crop yield and get a quick response. It promotes nutrient balance inside the plant and across a field, according to scientists.

The fruits and vegetables segment by the crop type is estimated to account for the largest market share in the global Agricultural Biologicals market

The fruits and vegetables segment accounted for the largest share due to their high global demand. In addition, the ban on the production of chemicals for vegetables and fruits is expected to discourage farmers from opting for sustainable cultivation methods. Farmers that grow vegetables and fruits typically make large, long-term investments in their fields, and their crops are perishable. As a result, growers are especially receptive to the benefits of biostimulants, such as improved plant health, pest and disease resistance, drought tolerance, and yields.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Brief Overview of the Agricultural Biologicals Market
4.2 Agricultural Biologicals Market, by Region
4.3 Agricultural Biologicals Market, by Function
4.4 Agricultural Biologicals Market, by Product Type
4.5 Agricultural Biologicals Market, by Mode of Application
4.6 Agricultural Biologicals Market, by Crop Type
4.7 North America: Agricultural Biologicals Market, by Function and Key Country

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Macro Indicators
5.2.1 Increase in Organic Agricultural Practices
5.3 Market Dynamics
5.3.1 Drivers Regulatory Pressures and Harmful Effects Associated with Synthetic Plant Protection Products Rise in Resistance Development in Various Pest and Insect Species Estimated to Drive the Consumption of Natural Biocontrol Protection in Agriculture Rising Trend for Organically Produced Foods Amongst Consumers Driving the Demand for Biologicals
5.3.2 Restraints Technological and Environmental Constraints for the Use of Biologicals
5.3.3 Opportunities Advancements in Microbial Research Undertaken by Key Players Across Regions to Drive the Market Growth Increasing Importance of Sustainable Food Production Globally
5.3.4 Challenges High Preference for Agrochemicals Among Farmers Across Regions to Inhibit the Market Growth Presence of Counterfeit Products in the Market Across Regions Inhibits the Market Growth

6 Industry Trends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Value Chain Analysis
6.2.1 Research and Product Development
6.2.2 Sourcing and Production
6.2.3 Processing and Manufacturing
6.2.4 Marketing, Sales, Logistics, and Retail
6.3 Supply Chain Analysis
6.4 Patent Analysis
6.5 Market Ecosystem
6.6 Trade Analysis
6.7 Key Conferences & Events in 2022-2023
6.8 Technology Analysis
6.8.1 Technological Advancements for Liquid Biofertilizers
6.9 Trends/Disruptions Impacting Buyers in the Agricultural Biologicals Market
6.10 Pricing Analysis
6.10.1 Introduction
6.11 Case Study Analysis
6.11.1 Increase in Demand for Easy-To-Use Inoculants by Consumers
6.11.2 High Adoption of Organic Growth Strategies by Key Players
6.12 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
6.12.1 Degree of Competition
6.12.2 Threat of New Entrants
6.12.3 Threat of Substitutes
6.12.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.12.5 Bargaining Power of Buyers
6.12.6 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
6.13 Regulatory Framework
6.13.1 Regulatory Bodies, Government Agencies, and Other Organizations
6.13.2 US
6.13.3 Canada Laboratory Services
6.13.4 Europe
6.13.5 India
6.13.6 Australia

7 Agricultural Biologicals Market, by Function
7.1 Introduction
7.1.1 Agricultural Biologicals Market: COVID-19 Impact Analysis - by Function
7.2 Crop Protection
7.2.1 Increasing Demand for Sustainable Agricultural Practices is Driving the Agricultural Biologicals Market Growth
7.2.2 Biocontrol The Usage of Biocontrol Methods in Integrated Pest Management Programs is Projected to Drive the Growth of the Market
7.3 Crop Enhancement
7.3.1 Biofertilizers The Ability of Biofertilizers to Enhance the Fertility of the Soil, Crop Productivity, and Tolerance is a Major Factor That Fuels Their Demand
7.3.2 Biostimulants The Increase in Seaweed Production in Europe to Drive the Biostimulants Market in the Region

8 Agricultural Biologicals Market, by Product Type
8.1 Introduction
8.1.1 Agricultural Biologicals Market: COVID-19 Impact Analysis - by Product Type
8.2 Microbials
8.2.1 The Ability to Increase the Nutrient Availability in the Soil and Enhance Plant Yield to Drive the Growth of the Microbials Segment
8.3 Macrobials
8.3.1 Requirement for High-End Distribution Logistics and Short Shelf-Life Hamper the Growth of Macrobials
8.4 Semiochemicals
8.4.1 The Features of Non-Toxicity, Species-Specific, and Efficiency are Expected to Drive the Demand for Semiochemicals
8.5 Natural Products
8.5.1 Wide Application and Usage Areas of Natural Products to Drive Their Demand

9 Agricultural Biologicals Market, by Mode of Application
9.1 Introduction
9.1.1 Agricultural Biologicals Market: COVID-19 Impact Analysis - by Mode of Application
9.2 Foliar Spray
9.2.1 Foliar Sprays are Effective due to Their Direct Action on Leaves and Increased Crop Yield
9.3 Seed Treatment
9.3.1 Seed Treatment Increases Yield, Minimizes Stress, and Protects Seeds from Early Season
9.4 Soil Treatment
9.4.1 Benefits of Reviving Lost and Degraded Soil Health Driving the Use of Soil Treatment Biologicals

10 Agricultural Biologicals Market, by Crop Type
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Macroindicators
10.2.1 Adoption of Organic Agricultural Crops Globally
10.2.2 Ban on the Use of Chemical-Based Pesticides
10.3 Agricultural Biologicals Market: COVID-19 Impact Analysis - by Crop Type
10.4 Cereals & Grains
10.4.1 Wheat is One of the Most Targeted Cereals for Pests
10.5 Oilseeds & Pulses
10.5.1 The Demand for Biologicals Remains High to Enhance the Self Sufficiency in Production and Productivity of Oilseeds and Pulses
10.6 Fruits & Vege Tables
10.6.1 Growing Demand for High-Quality Exports of Fruits and Vege Tables is Expected to Drive the Demand for Biologicals in the Global Market
10.7 Other Crop Types
10.7.1 Biologicals to Increase the Quality of Lawns, Golf and Turfgrasses and Also Increase Turf Tolerance to Environmental Stress

11 Agricultural Biologicals Market, by Region

12 Competitive Landscape
12.1 Overview
12.2 Market Share Analysis
12.3 Key Player Strategies
12.4 Historical Revenue Analysis of Key Players
12.5 COVID-19-Specific Company Response
12.5.1 Syngenta AG
12.5.2 BASF SE
12.5.3 UPL
12.5.4 Bayer AG
12.6 Company Evaluation Quadrant (Key Players)
12.6.1 Stars
12.6.2 Emerging Leaders
12.6.3 Pervasive Players
12.6.4 Participants
12.7 Product Footprint
12.8 Start-Up/SME Evaluation Quadrant (Other Players)
12.8.1 Progressive Companies
12.8.2 Starting Blocks
12.8.3 Responsive Companies
12.8.4 Dynamic Companies
12.9 Competitive Scenario
12.9.1 New Product Launches
12.9.2 Deals
12.9.3 Others

13 Company Profiles
13.1 Key Players
13.1.1 BASF SE
13.1.2 Syngenta AG
13.1.3 Bayer AG
13.1.4 UPL
13.1.5 Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.
13.1.6 Gowan Company
13.1.7 Vegalab SA
13.1.8 Lallemand Inc.
13.1.9 Valent Biosciences LLC
13.1.10 Koppert Biological System
13.2 Start-Ups/SMEs/Other Players
13.2.1 Biovert S.L.
13.2.2 Trade Corporation International
13.2.3 Stockton Bio-AG
13.2.4 Biolchim SpA
13.2.5 Rizobacter
13.2.6 Symborg
13.2.7 Verdesian Life Sciences
13.2.8 Axeb Biotech
13.2.9 Plant Response
13.2.10 Pivot Bio

14 Agricultural Biologicals Market, Customization Data

15 Adjacent & Related Markets

16 Appendix

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