Seed coating refers to the use of adhesives or film-forming agents to encapsulate non-seed materials such as fungicides, pesticides, micro-fertilizers, plant growth regulators, colorants or fillers in outside the seeds. It is a new seed technology that can make the seeds spherical or maintain the original shape, improve the resistance to stress and disease, accelerate the germination, promote the seedling formation, increase the yield and improve the quality.
The global Seed coating market expected to anticipate the market growth at a substantial CAGR in the forecast period from 2020-2027. Seed coating technology is a low-cost precision application technology. It enables pesticides to be attached to plant seeds, which can effectively inhibit and control internal and external germs. Seed coating protects seeds and seedlings from soil pests and bugs, control field weeds, and regulate crop growth.
Moreover, seed coating technology is a covert application and has a high degree of targetability. The amount of drug used is significantly reduced, thereby reducing the pollution of the atmosphere and soil ecology by pesticides. Seed coating can not only achieve the purpose of controlling diseases and insects but also promote growth and development, enhance seed resistance and other functions.
Besides, from seed coating to picking, it has a long interval, pesticides degraded in plants or the environment, and pesticide residues in crops reduced. Therefore, seed coating technology is a technology worthy of in-depth research and promotion.
The rapid growth of the agriculture sector worldwide has captured the highest market share. The technology advancement for crops, and with hybrid crop yielding technology has propelled the demand for the seed coating market.
Agriculture is the one sector where low investment is required as compared with profits one gets after selling it into the market. Moreover, the government also provide various schemes, incentives, and subsidy scheme to the farmer for better business. Also, creating awareness among farmers for the commercial use of the seeds has influenced the market of seed coating.
Based on Additive, the global Seed coating market segmented into Polymers, Colorants, Pellets, Minerals/Pumice, Active Ingredients. The polymers segment has dominated the market share of the worldwide seed coating market. Owing to the advantage of polymers for adding in the seeds as it improves its quality, and maintain its proper shape, and therefore used on a large scale and also it provides nutritive values of seeds. Thus, the polymer segment will continue to bolster its growth in the forecast period as well.
Based on the Processing, the global seed coating market classified into Film Coating, Encrusting, Pelleting. The encrusting segment has bolstered the market share for the global seed coating market as encrusting processing is done to the seed to maintain the thickness, color, uniform shape by applying powder and make it a thin layer on the seeds. The encrusting process is comparatively less short than pelleting.
Based on Active ingredients, the global seed coating market distributed into Protectants, Photoactive Promoters. The protectants segment has captured the largest share in the global seed coating market. The protectants help in providing low risk, and improves the health of the seeds, and also helps in fighting with pests and make the establishment of the grain to stand stronger. Therefore, protectants will continue to improve the active ingredient segment in the forecast period as well.
Based on the crop type, the global seed coating market classified into cereals & grains, Oilseeds & pulses, vegetables, flowers & ornamental. The cereals & grain segment will capture the market need for the global seed coating market. They owe to the fastest-growing segment crops, cultivated in a large sector, and consumed daily by consumers. Thus, it is widely adopted, and higher consumption of cereals & grain has created the requirement in large volumes. Therefore, cereals & grains will continue to fuel the market value of the global seed coating market.
Based on geography, the global seed coating market segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The North American region has dominated the demand for the global seed coating market. Owing to rising disposable income and increasing food packaging and healthy beverages have propelled the need for the seed coating market. Moreover, the growing population has increased the demand for the consumption of crops. Therefore, seed coating in the North American region will dominate the market in the future as well. Besides, India and China are the most populated countries in the world, and in India, majorly, people are dependent on agriculture. Therefore, increasing the consumption of crops and maintaining its quality will also impact the market demand for the global seed coating market.
Companies such as BASF SE, Bayer, Clariant AG, Croda International PLC, Sensient Technologies, BrettYoung Seeds Limited, Precision Laboratories LLC, Germain Seed, and others are the key players in global seed coating market.
By Active Ingredients
By Crop type