BioControl Agents Market (2015 – 2020): By Active Substance (Microbials (Bacteria, Fungi, Virus, Others), Macrobials (Parasitoids, Predators, Weed Killers), Entomopathogenic Nematodes); By Application (Seed Treatment, On-Field, Post-Harvest); By Environment (Horticulture, Out-Field); By Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Vegetables & Fruits, Pulses & Oils, Other Crops); By Target Pest (Arthropods, Weeds, Micro-organisms); By Region (N.A., Europe, APAC, Latin America, RoW)

Date: 2016-01

“Pest control is considered as vital practice of farming which ensures crop health and growth. Crop protection industry has evolved drastically in the recent years, driven by the advancements in biotechnology and plant pathology. Varieties of non-chemical pest management practices have emerged to cater the needs of sustainable farming. BioControl Agents(BCAs) are beneficial organisms which act as natural enemies of pests, improve the overall yield of crops by suppressing pests’ population and their activity. Driven by the wide spreading awareness on ill-effects of chemical pesticides on soil fertility environment, plant health and production; the market for BioControl Agents is projected to expand rapidly in terms of products as well as global reach.
Market players have been involving in significant R&D efforts to identify, develop and commercialize new beneficial organisms that combat various pests in variety of crop fields. Innovations in entomology, micro-biology and nematology have been assisting the industry to meet the evolving crop protection needs of growers. Companies have been actively participating in promoting the Integrated Pest Management practices in the agricultural and horticultural systems which has been driving the growers to prefer BioControl Agents. However, the scope of BioControl Agents is limited to few pests and varies in efficacy in contrast to chemical pesticides. In addition, the initial costs of biological control are relatively higher to conventional pest control products.
The BCAs market has been categorized based on active substance, target pest, environment, crop type, application, and geography. The market sizes for key BioControl Agents such as; Microbials, Macrobials and Nematodes in various regions, environments, crops and applications have been covered in the report. Market dynamics of BioControl Agents for various crops such as cereals & grains, vegetables & fruits, pulses & oils have been mentioned in the analysis. Technical and commercial analysis of various applications like seed treatment, On-field and post-harvest use of these beneficial organisms is covered in the report. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of market for different environments like Horticulture and out-field crops is also provided. The market value and dynamics of each segments is analyzed at regional level.
Competitive landscape for industry and market players are profiled with attributes of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments. BCA market is dominated by five major companies, namely: Bayer CropScience AG, BASF SE (Germany), Syngenta AG (Switzerland), Novozymes A/S (Denmark) and Koppert Biological systems (Netherlands), all of these companies together held a major market share in 2014. These companies have significant presence in the BCA market with wide product mix and considerable brand image. Other major players in this market include: Monsanto Company Inc. (U.S.), Biobest N.V. and Marrone BioInnovations Inc. (U.S.).


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