Biological Seed Treatment Market Research Report – Global Forecast till 2030

Biological Seed Treatment Market Research Report Information By Type (Microbials and Botanicals), By Crop Type (Oilseeds & Pulses, Cereals & Grains, and Fruits & Vegetables), By Function (Seed Protection and Seed Enhancement), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2030.

ID: MRFR/AGR/5839-HCR | 90 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi | March 2024         

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Global Biological Seed Treatment Market Overview


Biological Seed Treatment Market Size was valued at USD 5.7 billion in 2022. The Biological Seed Treatment market industry is projected to grow from USD 6.2 Billion in 2023 to USD 10.4 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The market for biological seed treatment has drastically changed in recent years. Natural seed treatment techniques are viewed as an environmentally friendly alternative. Growing consumer desire for better-quality and healthier agricultural goods is the leading market drivers for the biological seed treatment market worldwide
Biological Seed Treatment Market Overview
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Biological Seed Treatment Market Trends



  • Environmental Concerns Associated with Chemical Seed Treatments to boost market growth


Biological seed treatment functions as a biostimulant on plants, causing them to develop more vigorously and better. Because they reduce biotic stress and strengthen the immune system to combat plant diseases, they also increase crop yields. Using biological seed treatment increases plant nutrient availability and uptake in the roots of the plants. Moreover, it aids with colonizing roots by microorganisms, protecting the plants' habitat.


Using biological seed treatment reduces the dependency on agrochemicals, thus reducing the exposure to chemicals and the impact on the environment. All these factors are significant drivers boosting the growth of biological seed treatment globally. The use of chemical seed treatment negatively impacts the environment as it seriously affects pollinators and is toxic to honeybees. As active organisms such as microbes are used for seed treatment, they are safe and don't negatively affect the growth of the biological seed treatment globally. Over the projection period, the sector is anticipated to rise because of the surge in demand for crops grown without chemicals. A change in consumer tendencies towards enhancing individual health and consuming nutritious meals will probably fuel the demand for the product. Furthermore, the growing older population is projected to stimulate the demand further. These factors are enhancing the growth of the Biological Seed Treatment market CAGR globally in recent years.


Because it aids in preventing infections and diseases that are seed- and soil-borne, the product's use in agricultural techniques has increased significantly. As the desire for sustainable agriculture increased, and the risk of exceeding residue limitations decreased, the product began to take precedence over chemical treatment. Furthermore, it is anticipated that the expanding trend of organic farming will directly impact the market penetration of the Biological Seed Treatment market revenue.


Biological Seed Treatment Market Segment Insights


Biological Seed Treatment Type Insights


Based on Type, the Biological Seed Treatment Market segmentation includes Microbials and Botanicals. The microbial biological seed treatment segment held the majority share in 2022, contributing to around ~75-77% of the Biological Seed Treatment Market revenue. To get rid of the pathogens and enhance seed health, microbial therapy uses bacteria, including Rhizobia, Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Streptomyces, and fungi like mycorrhizae, Penicillium bilaii, and Trichoderma harzianum. They successfully shield crops from pests, insects, plant diseases, and dehydration.


April 2022: Koppert Biological Systems purchased Geocom, a company that uses geoprocessing technology to apply biological agents to crops. This acquisition aids Koppert Biological Systems in enhancing the effectiveness of its products and boosting crop protection.


July 2022: For maize and canola crops, Corteva Agriscience has introduced two new seed treatment packages containing various new products to aid growers in broad-spectrum pest and disease control.


May 2022: To protect early-season rice seeds from the rice blast fungus and improve crop output and resource efficiency for rice producers, Bayer introduced Routine Start.


Biological Seed Treatment Crop Type Insights


The Biological Seed Treatment Market segmentation, based on crop type, includes oilseeds & pulses, cereals & grains, and fruits & vegetables. The segment of fruits and vegetable crops, which made for the maximum occupancy of all crop kinds' revenue in 2021, is expected to rise to the maximum CAGR. The market is anticipated to increase throughout the projected period due to rising consumer interest in leading healthy lifestyles, increasing use of biopesticides for treating vegetable seeds, and rising demand for food products free of chemicals. Hence, rising applications of biological seed treatment for fruits and vegetables positively impact market growth.


Figure 1: Biological Seed Treatment Market, by Crop Type, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)
Biological Seed Treatment Market, by Crop Type, 2022 & 2030
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Biological Seed Treatment Function Insights


Based on Function, the global Biological Seed Treatment industry has been segmented into seed protection and seed enhancement. Regarding revenue, the seed protection category accounted for the maximum share in 2021. In the coming years, industry growth is anticipated to be driven by increased crop loss caused by elements such as contaminated seeds and biotic and abiotic stress. Furthermore, it is projected that the popularity of natural protectants will increase due to customers' increased preference for organic food.


Biological Seed Treatment Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America Biological Seed Treatment market accounted for USD 2.6 billion in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. The rising adoption of organic farming in countries such as the U.S., Mexico, and Canada is anticipated to drive the industry. Canada and Mexico are the major exporters of grains all over the world.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are: The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: BIOLOGICAL SEED TREATMENT MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)
BIOLOGICAL SEED TREATMENT MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Biological Seed Treatment market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the rising number of farmers employing biological seed treatment to safeguard the seeds and crops from infections, pests, and nematodes to produce a sizeable crop. Further, the Germany Biological Seed Treatment market held the largest market share, and the UK Biological Seed Treatment market was the fastest-growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Biological Seed Treatment Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. Future product demand is anticipated to be driven by the robust agricultural sector expansion in nations including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, India, and the former Soviet Union. Moreover, China Biological Seed Treatment market held the largest market share, and the India Biological Seed Treatment market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region


For instance, India Biological Seed Treatment market is the favored destination for the biological seed treatment market growth. Furthermore, it is anticipated that the demand for food and agricultural products will continue to be driven by the growing population and rising income. The main drivers of market expansion are the need for higher-quality seeds and the rising popularity of agriculture in the area. Seed treatments are necessary for essential crops like cereals (corn and barley) and fodder plants (alfalfa, clover, and rapeseed) to prevent anthrax diseases such as decay and bare smut. Moreover, seed treatments can help the crop's early development. As a result, the manganese and zinc-based seed treatments, which boost the plant's root system, are becoming increasingly common in the area. ​


Biological Seed Treatment Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are increasing their spending on their R&D departments to widen their presence further. To further increase their footprint, the global market leaders utilize key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Additionally, the global Biological Seed Treatment industry offers its products at a moderate price to attract an increasing consumer base.


The market leaders in the global Biological Seed Treatment industry are looking at expanding their supply chains to increase their profit margins. During the forecast period, the Biological Seed Treatment industry market leaders will provide players with the most innovative products. The Biological Seed Treatment market major player such as BASF SE (Germany), Bayer AG (Germany), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), The Monsanto Company (US), Valent BioSciences LLC (US), and others are working on expanding the market demand by investing in research and development activities.


With its management headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Syngenta AG provides agricultural research and technology, focusing mainly on seeds and insecticides. ChemChina, a state-owned company in China, owns it. The agrichemical divisions of Novartis and AstraZeneca were combined to become Syngenta, which was later purchased by China National Chemical Company (ChemChina) in 2017. Its business divisions are Syngenta Crop Protection, Syngenta Seeds, Adama, and Syngenta Group China. The Syngenta Group, which unites Syngenta, Adama, and Sinochem's agriculture division under one organization, was established in 2020.


The most significant chemical producer in the world is BASF SE, a global chemical corporation based in Europe with German pronunciation. More than 190 nations have placed orders with BASF, serving various sectors. Almost 54,000 of the company's 117,628 employees were based in Germany as of the end of 2019. BASF reported €59.3 billion in revenue and €4.5 billion in operating income before exceptional items in 2019. The business invested €5.6 billion in Asia between 1990 and 2005, particularly in locations close to Nanjing and Shanghai in China and Mangalore in India


Key Companies in the Biological Seed Treatment market include



  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • Bayer AG (Germany)

  • Syngenta AG (Switzerland)

  • The Monsanto Company (US)

  • Valent BioSciences LLC (US)

  • Verdesian Life Sciences LLC (US)

  • Plant Health Care Inc. (US)

  • Precision Laboratories LLC (US)

  • Koppert B.V. (Netherlands)

  • Italpollina spa (Italy), among others


Biological Seed Treatment Industry Developments


May 2022: FytoSave, a fungicide co-developed by Biobest Group and FytoFend, was launched in Finland and other Scandinavian countries. This has triggered the crops' natural defenses against powdery and downy mildew. The launch of FytoSave in Finland and other Scandinavian countries is helping Biobest expand their products offering towards these regions.


May 2022: UPL Group announced they were acquiring OptiCHOS, a naturally derived fungicide from BioCHOS, a spin-off of the Norwegian University of Life Science. BioCHOS was formulated as a biodegradable broad-spectrum disease control solution with low environmental and human impact. The product acquisition would help UPL expand its NPP portfolio and target markets suitable to the product to address farmers’ needs.


Biological Seed Treatment Market Segmentation


Biological Seed Treatment Crop Type Outlook 



  • Oilseeds & Pulses

  • Cereals & Grains

  • Fruits & Vegetables


Biological Seed Treatment Type Outlook 



  • Microbials

  • Botanicals


Biological Seed Treatment Product Type Outlook



  • Seed Protection

  • Seed Enhancement


Biological Seed Treatment Regional Outlook




  • North America



    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe



    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific



    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 5.7 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 6.2 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 10.4 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 9.1% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2019 - 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type,  Crop Type, Function, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled BASF SE (Germany), Bayer AG (Germany), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), The Monsanto Company (US), Valent BioSciences LLC (US), Verdesian Life Sciences LLC (US), Plant Health Care Inc. (US), Precision Laboratories LLC (US), Koppert B.V. (Netherlands), and Italpollina spa (Italy)
Key Market Opportunities Growing Global Population
Key Market Dynamics Dependency of the General Population on Agriculture Increasing Consumption of Crops




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Biological Seed Treatment Market size was valued at USD 5.7 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period 2022-2030.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are BASF SE (Germany), Bayer AG (Germany), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), The Monsanto Company (US), and Valent BioSciences LLC (US)

The microbial biological seed treatment category dominated the market in 2022.

The fruits and vegetables Crop Type had the largest share in the global market.

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