Soil Monitoring Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2030

Soil Monitoring Market Research Report: Information by Offering (Hardware, Software & Services), by Type (Sensing & Imagery, Ground- Based Sensing, Robotics Telematics), by Application (Agriculture, Non- Agriculture) by Region- Global Forecast to - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/ICT/9551-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 120 Pages         

Soil Monitoring Market

Soil Monitoring Market is expected to grow USD 963.04 billion at a CAGR 12.30% during the forecast period 2022-2030.
Market Size
Dominating Region
Forecast Period
$963.04 billion
North America
By offering
By Type
By Application
  • Hardware
  • Software & Services
  • Sensing & Imagery
  • Ground- Based Sensing
  • Robotics Telematics
  • Agriculture
  • Non- Agriculture
Companies Profiled
Key Players
Stevens Water Monitoring Systems (US)
SGS Group (Switzerland)
METER Group (US)
Element Material Technology (UK)
The Toro Company (US)
Campbell Scientific (US)
Sontok Technologies (Australia)
Spectrum Technologies (US)
Irromotor (US)
Cropx Tochnologies (Israel)
Market Driving Forces
Rising Efforts to Promote Sustainable Agriculture Practices
Growing Need to Improve Farm Productivity
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Soil Monitoring Market Forecast

The Global Soil Monitoring Market size is projected to reach from an estimated USD 963.04 billion in 2030, at a CAGR of 12.30% from 2022 to 2030.

To determine or ensure that soil is suitable for use, global soil monitoring involves examining the soil's consistency, contents, and physical state. The soil is at risk from compaction, contaminant buildup, organic material deterioration, stability issues, flooding, salinization, and acidification. Identification of these and other potential risks to the soil, local climate, animal health, and human health is made easier with the use of soil monitoring. The global soil monitoring market is being driven by the growing need to boost farm production to fulfil the rising global food demand. The global soil monitoring system is becoming more and more popular because of the rising popularity of sustainable agricultural methods. Technology advancements in agricultural practises, such as soil moisture sensors, which promote water conservation and boost farm output, are predicted to raise demand for global soil monitoring solutions. Improved soil monitoring systems are anticipated because of increased public funding for agricultural R&D initiatives. Environmental problems such as diminishing water supplies, climate change, and threatened ecosystems are motivating the need to govern the soil. Due to the limited availability of natural resources like freshwater and arable land, the popularity of soil monitoring systems has increased. The usage of soil monitoring systems in agriculture is anticipated to increase with the emergence of smart cities in developing economies, opening attractive potential for key industry participants in the coming years. In addition, the necessity for more thorough soil study has been impacted by changes in weather patterns and current farming practises. Variations in soil characteristics brought on by abrupt climate circumstances have spurred the expansion of digital soil monitoring.

COVID-19 Analysis Of Soil Monitoring Market

The COVID-19 epidemic has had a major effect on the global Soil Monitoring Market. Because workers stayed at their homes due to COVID-19, worldwide factories have had difficulty integrating new global soil monitoring systems, which has affected global supply chains and had an impact on the global economy. Due to the severe lockdown and preventative measures, such as social separation, labour crises have occurred, which have impacted both the farm sector and the crops. However, due to COVID-19, technologically advanced global soil monitoring devices, such as robotics and telematics, are being used to overcome obstacles like labour and to obtain more accurate results by adopting automated global soil monitoring devices, which are also likely to be less susceptible to diseases like COVID. As a result, the market will develop in the forecast period due to an increase in demand for sophisticated soil moisture monitoring equipment.

Soil Monitoring Market Drivers

Rising government and company’s effort to promote sustainable agriculture practices

Agriculture has evolved tremendously since World War II. Food and fibre productivity has grown dramatically as a result of new technology, mechanisation, greater chemical usage, specialisation, and government policies that promoted increasing output while lowering food costs. Because of these improvements, fewer farmers can produce more food and fibre at lower prices.

Although these advancements have had many good consequences and eliminated numerous dangers in agriculture, they have also come at a high cost. Topsoil depletion, groundwater contamination, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, the decline of family farms, neglect of farm labourers' living and working conditions, new threats to human health and safety due to the spread of new pathogens, economic concentration in food and agricultural industries, and rural community disintegration are prominent among these.

The market is expanding because of increased government and corporate efforts to encourage sustainable agricultural methods. Additionally, the growing need to improve farm productivity to feed an expanding population, strict government regulations pertaining to ecological stability, and the escalating call to preserve soil quality are some of the major factors driving the growth of the global soil monitoring system market.

Soil Monitoring Market Restraints

Spatial Variability of Soil

Uneven litter decomposition, plant mix, soil moisture content, topographic situation, historical land use, and soil management technique can all contribute to soil spatial variability. These components may have varying effects on chemical and biological processes in various peatlands. Due to the spatial variability of soil, it is not practical to monitor every single parameter to represent large regions, particularly including grounds and farms. This is a major factor impeding the growth of the global soil monitoring business.

Soil Monitoring Market Opportunities

Integration of Advanced Technologies such as IOT and Data Analytics

Many upcoming agricultural technologies appear to be highly promising for the future of farming. IoT was originally considered an emergent agrotechnology, but it has already entered the mainstream due to widespread usage. By its most basic description, IoT in agriculture is just the Internet managing things. IoT smart agriculture solutions are intended to assist in agricultural field monitoring by employing sensors and automating irrigation systems. As a result, farmers and associated brands can easily monitor field conditions from any location. Remote sensing, for example, is revolutionising the way data is acquired from various nodes in a farm.' IoT-based remote sensing uses sensors placed alongside farms, such as weather stations, to gather data, which is then transmitted to analytical tools for analysis. Sensors are devices that detect irregularities. Farmers can use the analytical dashboard to monitor crops and take action based on insights.

Soil Monitoring Market Segment Overview

The global soil monitoring market is segmented based on offering, type, application and regions.

By Offering-

  • Hardware

  • Software

  • Services

The hardware sector will drive soil monitoring market expansion during the forecast period due to the increasing adoption of global soil monitoring tools such as soil sensors, soil scanners, weather stations, and other soil monitoring tools. As a result, there is a growing demand for high-quality hardware for monitoring systems, which drives market growth. These devices necessitate high-quality hardware that can withstand a wide range of climatic conditions.

Soil Monitoring Market By Type-

  • Sensing & Imagery

  • Ground-based Sensing

  • Robotics

  • Telematics

Ground-based monitoring systems are likely to dominate the market throughout the estimated period due to increased demand for sensors and other monitoring tools from forward-thinking farmers globally. As a result, this device offers various advantages that allow farmers to provide crops with site-specific input. Because of the dominance of telematics and robotics, the market for global soil monitoring systems is expected to grow at a faster rate in the near future. This is because farmers are currently facing significant challenges, such as a labour shortage and the associated costs.

Soil Monitoring Market By Application-

  • Agriculture

  • Non- Agriculture

A worldwide soil monitoring system is critical for agricultural applications. Global soil monitoring systems help in optimal irrigation management. With efficient irrigation management, irrigators may achieve a healthy harvest, use fewer inputs, and increase profitability. A soil moisture sensor can help an irrigator understand what's going on in a crop's root zone. Between 2022 and 2030, the agriculture sector will drive global soil monitoring system demand.

Soil Monitoring Market Regional Analysis

North America- North America have contributed the most to the emergence of global soil monitoring systems due to greater awareness and adoption of global soil monitoring technologies for boosting agricultural yield and quality. A number of countries in this region are boosting their investments in agricultural technologies. Due to a labour shortage, farmers in this area have begun to use remote sensing imaging technology, which will raise demand for high-tech soil moisture monitoring systems. As a consequence of the increasing usage of automated devices, the market for worldwide soil monitoring systems is predicted to rise over the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific- Asia-Pacific is expected to expand rapidly throughout the estimated timeframe. The extensive use of ground-based and sensing imaging systems for global soil monitoring to ensure optimal plant development and high agricultural yields is one of the primary drivers driving the market growth of global soil monitoring systems. Because of the presence of numerous local and international players in the field of soil monitoring, Asia-Pacific countries such as India, China, Japan, and Australia have significant growth prospects in the global soil monitoring market. Furthermore, in the APAC region, several governments are strongly supporting agriculture digitization in order to improve crop quality and output.

Soil Monitoring Market Competitive Landscape

During the study, MRFR has analyzed some of the major players in the global Soil Monitoring market who have contributed to the market growth. Stevens Water Monitoring Systems (US), SGS Group (Switzerland), METER Group (US), Element Material Technology (UK), The Toro Company (US), Campbell Scientific (US), Sontok Technologies (Australia), Spectrum Technologies (US), Irromotor (US), Cropx Tochnologies (root) are some of the major firms.

Recent Developments

  • In 2021, researchers from the University of Australia and Baghdad's Middle Technical University developed a new, reasonably priced method for measuring soil moisture that makes use of machine learning technology and a common digital camera. This method may make precise soil monitoring simple and accessible in almost any situation.

  • Sensoterra introduces a new web monitoring system in 2021 called "Sensoterra Wed monitor for their soil moisture sensor with new features i.e., data sharing through team members, adding custom properties to sensor, and viewing multiple depth soil moisture senor graph.

Study Objectives

  • To provide a detailed analysis of the market structure and forecast for the next ten years of the various segments and sub-segments of global soil monitoring market.

  • To provide insights about factors affecting the market growth.

  • To analyze the global soil monitoring market based on various factors- price analysis, supply chain analysis, Porter's five force analysis, etc.

  • To give historical and projected market segment and sub-segment revenue data for the four primary geographical regions and their respective nations—North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World.

  • To offer market analysis at the country level, considering market size now and market prospects for the future.

  • To provide strategic profiling of key players in the market, comprehensively analyze their core competencies, and draw a competitive market landscape.

  • To track and analyze competitive developments such as joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers & acquisitions, new product developments, and R&D in the global soil monitoring market.

Soil Monitoring Market Segmentation:

By Offering:

  • Hardware, Software, Services

By Type

  • Sensing & Imagery, Ground- Based Sensing, Robotics Telematics

By Application:

  • Agriculture, Non- Agriculture

By Region:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)

  • Asia-Pacific China, India, Japan, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)

  • Rest of the World (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: ~USD 1.27 Billion
  CAGR   ~12.5%
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2018, 2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Offering, Type, Application and Regional
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World
  Key Vendors   Stevens Water Monitoring Systems (US), SGS Group (Switzerland), METER Group (US), Element Material Technology (UK), The Toro Company (US), Campbell Scientific (US), Sontok Technologies (Australia), Spectrum Technologies (US), Irromotor (US), Cropx Tochnologies (Israel)
  Key Market Opportunities   
  Key Market Drivers   • Rising Efforts to Promote Sustainable Agriculture Practices • Growing Need to Improve Farm Productivity

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