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Fertigation Market Analysis

ID: MRFR//3122-HCR | 110 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| July 2024

fertigation market is set to reach US$ 13.10 BN by 2032, at an 8.10% CAGR between years 2023-2032. The market is witnessing dynamic shifts mainly due to the importance of efficient nutrient management in agriculture. Besides, the growing demand for enhanced crop productivity is a significant driving force. The steady rise in the global population and receding arable land pressurise farmers to maximize yields. Fertigation is a process of applying fertilizers via irrigation channels. Fertigation adds nutrients to plants, through root zones in a controlled and precise way that increases uptake rates and supply rate of fertilization hence promoting healthy growth of crops. This enhanced ability to harness nutrients reflects the overall objectives of sustainable agronomy. Technology advancements have a critical impact on the market for fertigation. If these precision agriculture technologies, such as sensor-based irrigation systems and automated dosing systems are integrated in the system then farmers will be able to make nutrient applications based on data acquired at real time. The trend of adopting new fertigation solutions that are combined with smart technologies increases steadily, and farmers finally receive the ability to make well-founded decisions about specific nutrient control based on data. Fertigation market dynamics are also influenced by environmental concerns. Traditional methods of fertilizing, for instance broadcast or foliar spraying runoff nutrients into water thereby polluting it as well degrade the soil. Water scarcity issues also accelerate the fertigation market. Fertigation is the practice of applying water and nutrients at the same time ensuring efficient use in agriculture. By adopting drip irrigation and other water-saving technologies, farmers will be able to use the given water resource fully by making sure that plants receive all they need nutrient wise. As a dual benefit that addresses the issues of water scarcity, fertigation is an attractive solution in areas where conservation of water takes precedence. The emergence of greenhouse and controlled environment agriculture also contribute to market dynamics. In such environments, fertigation becomes one of the best practices for nutrient delivery as it can easily be combined with automated climate control. Fertigation is used in greenhouse and indoor farming operations to enable the maintenance of tight control over nutrient concentrations, thereby providing optimal conditions for plant growth. Increasing popularity of greenhouse farming across the world is adding to rising need for fertigation systems. The dynamics of the fertigation market cannot be viewed in isolation from government policies and incentives.

Global Fertigation Market Overview

The Fertigation Market Size was valued at USD 6.5 Billion in 2022. The Fertigation market industry is projected to grow from USD 7.02 Billion in 2024 to USD 13.10 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.10% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Reduced labor costs involved with high crop productivity and the rising adoption of modern techniques in farming are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.

Fertigation Market1

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Fertigation Market Trends

  • The growing adoption of precision agriculture is driving the market growth

The rising adoption of precision agriculture drives Market CAGR for fertigation. Precision agriculture uses advanced technologies, such as remote sensing, drones, and GPS-guided systems, to accurately monitor and manage agricultural practices. Fertigation plays a vital role in precision agriculture by enabling farmers to deliver precise amounts of fertilizers directly to plant roots based on real-time data and crop requirements. The integration of fertigation with precision agriculture offers several benefits. Firstly, it enables farmers to optimize the nutrient application, minimizing wastage and reducing the environmental impact caused by excessive fertilizer use. Secondly, it enhances crop yields and quality by ensuring that plants receive the right nutrients at the right time, improving farm profitability. Lastly, precision fertigation allows for the targeted application of fertilizers, reducing the risk of nutrient runoff and groundwater contamination, thus supporting sustainable agricultural practices.

Water scarcity is a significant concern in many parts of the world, necessitating the adoption of sustainable water management practices in agriculture. Fertigation presents an opportunity to address this challenge by promoting water conservation. Due to evaporation and inefficient distribution, traditional irrigation methods often result in water loss. However, fertigation combines irrigation and fertilization, allowing farmers to optimize water usage. The fertigation market is shifting towards more suitable irrigation systems, such as drip irrigation and micro-sprinklers, which facilitate precise water delivery to plants. These systems significantly reduce water wastage and enable farmers to maximize the efficiency of nutrient uptake by crops. Farmers can conserve water resources, improve irrigation efficiency, and minimize the environmental impact of excessive water usage by implementing fertigation techniques, contributing to sustainable agriculture.

Another key trend in the fertigation market is integrating the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation technologies. IoT has revolutionized the agriculture industry by enabling real-time monitoring and control of various parameters, including soil moisture, nutrient levels, and crop health. When coupled with fertigation, IoT technologies give farmers precise insights into crop needs, allowing them to make data-driven nutrient and water management decisions. Automation technologies, such as smart irrigation controllers and sensor-based systems, are integrated with fertigation systems to automate nutrient and water delivery. These systems can be programmed to adjust fertilizer dosages and irrigation schedules based on crop growth stages, weather conditions, and soil characteristics. Farmers can achieve greater operational efficiency by leveraging IoT and automation, reducing labor requirements, and ensuring optimal resource utilization.

The fertigation market is experiencing rapid growth driven by the increasing adoption of precision agriculture techniques, the growing emphasis on water conservation, and the integration of IoT and automation technologies. These trends reshape the agricultural landscape, enabling farmers to achieve higher crop yields, conserve resources, and minimize environmental impact. By embracing fertigation and incorporating these trends into their practices, farmers can contribute to sustainable agriculture, ensuring a greener and more productive future and driving the Fertigation market revenue.

Fertigation Market Segment Insights

Fertigation Type Insights

The Fertigation market segmentation, based on type, includes drip, sprinkles, and others. The drip segment dominated the market. Drip category is a precise and efficient method that delivers water and fertilizers directly to the root zone of plants. This type of fertigation minimizes water and nutrient wastage, making it ideal for crops like vineyards, orchards, and high-value cash crops. Drip fertigation is gaining popularity due to its ability to conserve water and improve nutrient uptake.

Fertigation Crop Insights

The Fertigation market segmentation, based on crop, includes agriculture crops, horticultural crops, plantation crops, turf & ornamental crops, and others. The agriculture crops category generated the most income. It encompasses various staple food crops such as cereals (wheat, rice, maize), oilseeds, pulses, and fiber crops. Fertigation plays a crucial role in enhancing the productivity and quality of these crops. It ensures the uniform application of nutrients throughout the growing season, leading to improved plant growth, increased yields, and enhanced nutrient uptake efficiency.

Figure 1: Fertigation Market, by Crop, 2024 & 2032 (USD Billion)

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Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Fertigation Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Fertigation market area will dominate due to the region's advanced agricultural practices and the adoption of precision farming techniques, contributing to the growth of fertigation systems. The increasing adoption of center pivot and drip irrigation systems in the region further supports the demand for fertigation technology.

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



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Europe's Fertigation market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the strict regulations on chemical usage in agriculture and the increasing focus on sustainable farming practices. The European Union's Common Agricultural Policy also encourages farmers to adopt modern irrigation techniques, including fertigation, to incorporate crop productivity and reduce environmental impact. Further, the German Fertigation market held the largest market share, and the UK Fertigation market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Fertigation Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. It is due to the rising population, increasing food demand, and shrinking arable land. The adoption of fertigation systems is being facilitated by government initiatives to promote modern agricultural practices, improve water use efficiency, and increase crop productivity. Additionally, the expansion of greenhouse and protected agriculture in countries like Japan and South Korea further boosts the demand for fertigation systems. Moreover, China’s Fertigation market held the largest market share, and the Indian Fertigation market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Fertigation Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Fertigation market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking several strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Fertigation industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the Fertigation industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. The Fertigation industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages in recent years. Major players in the Fertigation market, including Lindsay Corporation (US), The Toro Company (US), Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (India), Valmont Industries, Inc. (US), Rivulis (India), T-L IRRIGATION CO. (US), Netafim (Israel), AutoGrow Systems Ltd. (New Zealand), Fly Bird Farm Innovations (India), AutoAgronom Ltd. (Israel), Nutricontrol BV (Spain), Galcon Ltd. (Israel), Sentek Pty Ltd (Australia), thrive, Inc. (US), Greentech India (India), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Gaby Miodownik's, Netafim, founded in 1965, located in Hatzerim, Tel Aviv, Israel, is an Israeli manufacturing company of irrigation equipment. It produces drippers, dripper lines, sprinklers, and micro-emitters. The company manufactures and distributes crop management technologies, including monitoring and control systems, dosing systems, crop management software, and several services such as managed irrigation, operation, and maintenance. In February 2022, Netafim USA, a subsidiary of Netafim Ltd, launched its new AlphaDiscTM filter, designed to protect irrigation systems against clogging caused by organic contaminants.

Robert B. Daughtery's Valmont Industries, Inc., founded in 1946, located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, is a company that works in agriculture and infrastructure segments. It serves various markets, including utility, lightning & transportation, telecom, renewable energy, coatings, irrigation, and many more. It creates vital infrastructure which helps keep roadways safer. In May 2021, Valmont Industries acquired Prospera Technologies (an Israeli crop analytics startup) for USD 300 million. They majorly focus on digitizing center pivot irrigation systems.

Key Companies in the Fruit Juices and Nectars market include.

  • Lindsay Corporation (US)

  • The Toro Company (US)

  • Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (India)

  • Valmont Industries, Inc. (US)

  • Rivulis (India)


  • Netafim (Israel)

  • AutoGrow Systems Ltd. (New Zealand)

  • Fly Bird Farm Innovations (India)

  • AutoAgronom Ltd. (Israel)

  • Nutricontrol BV (Spain)

  • Galcon Ltd. (Israel)

  • Sentek Pty Ltd (Australia)

  • gThrive, Inc. (US)

  • Greentech India (India)

Fertigation Industry Developments

February 2021: Rain Bird introduced New Rain Bird Flow-Indicating Basket Filters. It makes irrigation systems easier to install and maintain by providing flow measurement, filtration, and integrated pressure regulation in an all-in-one, compact solution.

January 2019: Lindsay Corporation and Nutrien AG Solutions, the world's major provider of crop inputs and services, announced a partnership that will enable Nutrien AG Solutions and Lindsay's remote irrigation management and scheduling platform to leverage irrigation offerings to the market.

Fertigation Market Segmentation

Fertigation Type Outlook

  • Drip

  • Sprinkles

  • Others

Fertigation Crop Outlook

  • Agricultural Crops

  • Horticultural Crops

  • Plantation Crops

  • Turf & Ornamental Crops

  • Others

Fertigation 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

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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