Global Biostimulants Markets, Companies, Products, Key Drivers, Crops, Product Formulation and R&D Report 2017 - Current and Developing Regulatory Situation, Particularly Relating to the EU and US


Dublin, July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Biostimulants - 2017 Edition: Markets, Companies, Products, CKey Drivers, Crops, Product Formulation and R&D" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

This fully-updated and comprehensive report explores the major trends and developments in the global and regional biostimulants markets, and profiles a selection of predominant companies and industry organisations in the EU, US and China.

While estimates of the biostimulants market size vary widely, it is broadly agreed that the sector is growing rapidly - global sales were around US$1.5 billion in 2015 and are projected to reach US$3bn by 2021, with a CAGR of 10 to 12%.

It also reveals research and development activity - detailing fresh business opportunities, product innovation and formulation, and patents - and examines the developing regulatory situation, particularly relating to the new legislation pending in the EU and the current US situation.

Crops covered include field, fruit and vegetables, turf and ornamentals, and a selection of the major players and industry organisations in the EU, US and Chain are profiled.

Key market drivers include the burgeoning global population, particularly of middle-class consumers; growing interest in sustainability; the ability of biostimulants to improve produce quality; innovative new products; better manufacturer organisation; farmers' improved knowledge; and increased biostimulants promotion. Factors impacting the market include a lack of knowledge and legislation.

The largest regional market is Europe, followed by North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa Middle East, respectively. The value and growth of different product types varies by region but, overall, microbial inoculants are the largest and most rapidly-growing segment.

Key features include:

- Trends and developments in the global and regional biostimulants markets
- Insight into major regional players and predominant industry organisations
- Fresh business opportunities based on key R&D activities
- Product innovation, formulation and patents updates
- The current and developing regulatory situation, particularly relating to the EU and US

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Executive Summary

1. Introduction
1.1 Summary
1.2 Definition
1.2.1 EU
1.2.2 US
1.3 Growth in interest
1.4 How biostimulants work
1.5 Benefits ascribed to biostimulants
1.6 References

2. Types of biostimulants
2.1 Summary
2.2 Types of biostimulants
2.3 Humic substances
2.4 Seaweed extract
2.4.1 Brown seaweeds
2.4.2 Processing
2.5 Free amino acids and other nitrogen-containing substances
2.6 Other complex organic materials
2.7 Chitin and chitosan derivatives
2.8 Anti-transpirants
2.9 Beneficial chemical elements
2.9.1 Definition
2.9.2 Silicon
2.10 Inorganic salts
2.10.1 Phosphorus salts
2.10.2 Silicates
2.10.3 Others
2.11 Microorganisms
2.11.1 Products
2.12 References

3. Biostimulant market
3.1 Summary
3.2 Challenge to collect data
3.3 Crop protection market
3.4 Biostimulant market
3.5 Market drivers
3.5.1 Growing population
3.5.2 Interest in sustainability
3.5.3 Investment in the sector
3.5.4 Better organisation of manufacturers
3.5.5 Increased promotion of biostimulants
3.5.6 New innovative products developed
3.5.7 Produce quality
3.5.8 Better knowledge of growers
3.5.9 Increased uptake in geographic area and on row crops
3.5.10 Regulatory systems
3.6 Market resistors
3.6.1 Lack of knowledge
3.6.2 Fluctuating commodity prices
3.6.3 Lack of legislation
3.7 References

4. Regions
4.1 Summary
4.2 Introduction
4.3 EU
4.4 North America
4.4.1 US
4.5 Latin America
4.5.1 Brazil
4.6 Asia/Pacific
4.6.1 India
4.6.2 China
4.7 References

5. Crops
5.1 Summary
5.2 Overview of crops
5.3 Field crops
5.4 Fruit and vegetables
5.5 Turf and ornamentals
5.6 References

6. Formulations
6.1 Summary
6.2 Formulation types
6.2.1 Foliar applications
6.2.2 Soil application
6.2.3 Seed treatments
6.3 Pre-formulation with conventional fertilisers
6.4 Biostimulants containing microorganisms
6.5 References

7. R&D
7.1 Summary
7.2 From raw materials to biostimulants
7.3 Investment
7.4 Research agreements with major crop protection companies
7.5 Research agreements with other companies
7.6 Patents
7.7 References

8. Legislation
8.1 Summary
8.2 Introduction
8.3 EU
8.3.1 Current situation
8.3.2 Circular Economy Strategy
8.3.3 New regulation for fertilising products
8.3.4 CE marked biostimulants under the proposed new regulation
8.3.5 EBIC's comments on the draft regulation
8.3.6 European Economic and Social Committee response
8.3.7 The future
8.4 US
8.4.1 Introduction
8.4.2 Reducing fertiliser usage
8.4.3 BioPreferred Program
8.5 References

9. Companies - background information
9.1 Summary
9.2 Types of company
9.3 Agrochemical companies
9.4 Fertiliser companies
9.5 Companies with roots in research organisations
9.6 Companies with a ready supply of raw materials
9.7 Biopesticide companies
9.8 Organisations
9.9 European Biostimulant Industry Council (EBIC)
9.9.1 Introduction
9.9.2 Members
9.9.3 Code of conduct
9.10 Biostimulant Coalition
9.10.1 Introduction
9.10.2 Members
9.10.3 Goals
9.11 Association of American Plant Food Control Officials
9.11.1 Work of the association
9.11.2 Definitions of humic and fulvic acids
9.12 Humic Products Trade Association (HPTA)
9.13 China Humic Acid Industry Association
9.14 References

10. Companies - profiles

- Acadian Seaplants
- Agrinos
- Arysta LifeScience
- Biostadt
- Isagro
- Italpollina
- Koppert Biological Systems
- Leili Group
- References
- Tradecorp International
- Valagro

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