Herbicide Safeners Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2032

Herbicide Safeners Market Research Report Information By Type (Benoxacor, Furilazole, Dichlormid, Isoxadifen, and Others), By Application Stage (Post-Emergence and Pre-Emergence), By Herbicide Selectivity (Selective Herbicides, Non-Selective Herbicides), By Crop Type (Wheat, Soybean, Sorghum, Maize, Rice, Barley, Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/AGR/8938-HCR | 90 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh | February 2024         

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Global Herbicide Safeners Market Overview


Herbicide Safeners Market Size was valued at USD 1.5 Billion in 2022. The herbicide safeners market industry is projected to grow from USD 1.614 Billion in 2023 to USD 2.9 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.60% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increase in demand for crop protection options, including herbicide safeners, due to the expanding population and the need to increase agricultural productivity are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Herbicide Safeners Market


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


Herbicide Safeners Market Trends




  • Increase in demand for crop protection options is driving the market growth




The rising number of obese people drives the Market CAGR for herbicide safeners. There was an increase in demand for crop protection options, including herbicide safeners, due to the expanding population and the need to increase agricultural productivity. Farmers and the agricultural sector were looking for efficient and long-lasting strategies to safeguard crops from weed competition while maintaining the safety and well-being of the desired plants. Market research and development focused on new herbicide-safener combinations that offered improved crop safety, improved weed control, and improved environmental performance. Manufacturers were investing in new technologies to meet the unique requirements of various crops and combat the problems posed by herbicide-resistant weeds. As an all-encompassing method of crop protection, integrated pest management techniques were gaining popularity. Herbicide safeners are a component of IPM strategies that work with other weed and pest control techniques like crop rotation, biological control, and cultural practices.


The herbicide safeners market has shifted towards eco-friendly and more environmentally responsible products as sustainability and minimizing environmental impacts have become increasingly important. Farmers and consumers were increasingly looking for herbicide safeners with low toxicity to non-target organisms and minimal chemical residues in food and the environment. The market for herbicide safeners was impacted by shifting regulatory frameworks governing the use and safety of herbicides. Manufacturers and farmers were adjusting to new regulations and guidelines to ensure the responsible and safe use of herbicide safeners. Herbicide safeners were in demand worldwide and were becoming more widely used. Herbicide safeners were used more frequently in different cropping systems and agricultural practices as agriculture continued to expand and change globally. Campaigns to spread knowledge and raise awareness of the advantages and appropriate application of herbicide safeners were expanding. Farmers needed the information and tools to choose an herbicide safener and manage weeds, and agricultural extension services and industry stakeholders were working to give them those things. Thus, driving the herbicide safeners market revenue.


Herbicide Safeners Market Segment Insights


Herbicide Safeners Type Insights


Based on type, the herbicide safeners market segmentation includes benefactor, riluzole, dichloride, isoxadifen, and others. The benefactor segment dominated the market. A wide variety of broadleaf weeds and grasses in different crops are effectively controlled by benefactor, which is used in agriculture. It aids farmers in keeping their fields clear of weeds, increasing crop yield and quality. Benoxacor has the advantage of residual activity, which means it keeps weeds under control for a long time after application. This can help you spend less time and money by reducing the need for frequent reapplication.


Herbicide Safeners Application Stage Insights


The herbicide safeners market segmentation, based on the application stage, includes post-emergence and pre-emergence. The post-emergence segment generated the most income. Farmers can use efficient post-emergence herbicides without endangering their crops because post-emergence safeners shield crops from herbicide injury and phytotoxicity. Herbicides are made more effective against target weeds while less impacting the crop when safeners are used. Post-emergence safeners improve the crop's capacity to break down and detoxify the herbicide, increasing its resistance to its effects.


Figure 1: Herbicide Safeners Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Herbicide Safeners Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032


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


Herbicide Safeners Herbicide Selectivity Insights


The herbicide safeners market segmentation, based on herbicide selectivity, includes selective herbicides and non-selective herbicides. The selective herbicides segment generated the most income. Selective herbicides are created to target particular weed types while causing the least amount of harm to desirable crops. The selectivity of these herbicides is increased when combined with safeners, effectively controlling weeds without endangering the crop.


Herbicide safeners aid plants in metabolizing and detoxifying the herbicide, lowering the chance of herbicide-caused crop damage. This enables farmers to harm-free apply selective herbicides at higher rates or during crucial crop-growth stages.


Herbicide Safeners Crop Type Insights


Based on the crop type, the herbicide safeners market segmentation includes wheat, soybean, sorghum, maize, rice, barley, and others. The soybean segment generated the most income. Weed competition may occur in soybean fields, impacting crop yield and quality. Farmers can target weeds more effectively with selective herbicides by using herbicide safeners, which also shield soybean plants from herbicide-related phytotoxicity. This encourages the maintenance of weed-free, clean fields, which improves soybean growth and increases yields.


Herbicide Safeners Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American herbicide safeners market will dominate this market, owing to new herbicide-safener combinations that offer improved crop safety, weed control, and environmental performance were the focus of market research and development and will boost the market growth in this region.


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.


Figure 2: HERBICIDE SAFENERS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


HERBICIDE SAFENERS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Europe's herbicide safeners market accounts for the second-largest market share because of the region's increased use of herbicide safeners in the cultivation and production of maize and soybean crops. Major industry players like Arysta Lifescience, DowDuPont, and Helm AG are present in South and North America, which is anticipated to help the regions' growth in the herbicide safeners market. Further, the German herbicide safeners market held the largest market share, and the UK herbicide safeners market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Herbicide Safeners Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032 due to the expanding agriculture sectors of major Asian nations like China and India. Herbicide safener use in the Asian agricultural market is anticipated to increase with increased cultivation of crops like rice and soybean in the area. Moreover, China’s herbicide safeners market held the largest market share, and the Indian herbicide safeners market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Herbicide Safeners Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the herbicide safeners market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various 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. The herbicide safeners industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the herbicide safeners industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the herbicide safeners industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the herbicide safeners market, including DowDuPont Inc. (US), BASF SE (Germany), Bayer AG (Germany), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), Nufarm Limited (Australia), Adama Agricultural Solutions (Israel), Arysta LifeScience (US), Drexel Chemical Company (US), Land O’Lakes (US), Sipcam-Oxon Group (Italy), Helm AG (Germany), Tenkoz (US), and UPL Limited (India), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


DowDuPont Inc. (US) is a multinational company headquartered in Midland, Michigan, in the United States. The Dow Chemical Company and Corning Incorporated initially formed Dow Corning as a joint venture. After Dow acquired Corning, Dow became the sole owner of Dow Corning. It had a brief existence as a DowDuPont-owned company before Dow spun out from DowDuPont on April 1, 2019, creating a new company, Dow Silicones Corporation, which Dow fully owns, specializes in silicone and silicon-based technology, and is the largest producer of silicone products in the world.


BASF SE (Germany), At BASF, people are the key to long-term success, and everyone has talent. BASF SE gives our employees the resources, direction, and chances they need to advance and succeed in both their professional and personal lives to do this. They create chemistry by giving you the assistance required to perform at your peak and achieve your goals. After all, your success is correlated with ours. Whatever career path you want, BASF is a fantastic place to start.


Key Companies in the herbicide safeners market include.



  • DowDuPont Inc. (US)

  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • Bayer AG (Germany)

  • Syngenta AG (Switzerland)

  • Nufarm Limited (Australia)

  • Adama Agricultural Solutions (Israel)

  • Arysta LifeScience (US)

  • Drexel Chemical Company (US)

  • Land O’Lakes (US)

  • Sipcam-Oxon Group (Italy)

  • Helm AG (Germany)

  • Tenkoz (US)

  • UPL Limited (India)


Herbicide Safeners Industry Developments


May 2022: THE HELM AGRO US, INC. FEARLESS herbicide, an acetochlor-based weed control product for corn, has received EPA registration. The product is an atrazine-free acetochlor formulation with a premium safener to protect corn while controlling broadleaf weeds.


Herbicide Safeners Market Segmentation


Herbicide Safeners Type Outlook



  • Benoxacor

  • Furilazole

  • Dichlormi

  • Isoxadifen

  • Others


Herbicide Safeners Application Stage Outlook



  • Post-Emergence

  • Pre-Emergence


Herbicide Safeners Herbicide Selectivity Outlook



  • Selective Herbicides

  • Non-Selective Herbicides


Herbicide Safeners Crop Type  Outlook



  • Wheat

  • Soybean

  • Sorghum

  • Maize

  • Rice

  • Barley

  • Others


Herbicide Safeners 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



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 1.5 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 1.614 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 2.9 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.60% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application Stage, Herbicide Selectivity, Crop Type  and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled DowDuPont Inc. (US), BASF SE (Germany), Bayer AG (Germany), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), Nufarm Limited (Australia), Adama Agricultural Solutions (Israel), Arysta LifeScience (US), Drexel Chemical Company (US), Land O’Lakes (US), Sipcam-Oxon Group (Italy), Helm AG (Germany), Tenkoz (US), and UPL Limited (India)
Key Market Opportunities New herbicide-safener combinations that offered improved crop safety
Key Market Dynamics Increase in demand for crop protection options




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The herbicide safeners market size was valued at USD 1.5 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.60% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

The key players in the market are DowDuPont Inc. (US), BASF SE (Germany), Bayer AG (Germany), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), Nufarm Limited (Australia), Adama Agricultural Solutions (Israel), Arysta LifeScience (US), Drexel Chemical Company (US), Land O’Lakes (US), Sipcam-Oxon Group (Italy), Helm AG (Germany), Tenkoz (US), and UPL Limited (India).

The benefactor category dominated the market in 2022.

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