Cotton Seed Treatment Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Chemical Origin (Synthetic, Biological), By Product Type (Insecticides, Fungicides, Others), By Application (On-farm, Commercial), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Sep 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615448
  • Pages : 147

The cotton seed treatment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period.

Key growth factors for the cotton seed treatment market are technological advancements that enable effective operational maintenance, growing product variety, sophisticated design and packaging, and sales monitoring. In a range of industries, including textiles, medicines, and consumer goods, cottonseed processing is a procedure used to minimize moisture, increase fiber quality, and create higher-quality products.

Growth Drivers

  • Enhanced equipment in the cotton seed treatment market

During the forecast period, rising demand for new applications, rising cotton demand in the textile industry, rising adoption of cottonseed meal as animal feed, and changing consumer living standards are some of the factors anticipated to propel growth in the cottonseed processing market. Consequently, enhanced equipment and technologies as well as increased buying power will create new opportunities for the cottonseed processing industry. Additionally, the market will further expand due to the acceleration of urbanization and modifications in consumer lifestyles.

Moreover, in 2020, BASF enhanced its cotton offering from seed to harvest, with the launch of two new seed treatment packages, Core and Prime seed treatments. In every bag of FiberMax® and Stoneville® cotton seed, these new products combine market-leading cotton seed treatment fungicides with Copeo® Seed Treatment nematicide.

  • Technological advancements

One of the main factors propelling the market's expansion is the growing use of technology in cotton seed treatment methods. The market is expanding as a result of several manufacturers developing cotton seed treatment methods to increase crop yields and productivity. Additionally, to safeguard cotton against diseases, novel systemic cotton seed treatment fungicides and cotton seed treatment insecticides have been introduced in the market. For instance, Copeo Seed Treatment, a novel seed treatment for cotton called Copeo introduces a new mechanism of action to the market for cottonseed treatments and helps increase yields when nematodes are present. It is available in FiberMax® and Stoneville® Cotton variants. Additionally, Aeris® is presently the only product on the market with two efficient modes of action against thrips, making it the ideal choice for resistance management. It offers up to four weeks of protection from several early-season pests.

  • Growing Emphasis on Seed Enhancement

The rising demand for higher-quality cotton seed treatment chemicals to produce a better crop and higher-quality cotton is expected to aid the cotton seed treatment market growth. The seed improvement techniques have been widely accepted as the industry has been expanding its support among crop producers as a result of the global change in demand from open-hybrid and farm-saved seed types to commercialized seeds.

North America and Asia Pacific regions are anticipated to hold notable shares during the forecast period

In the anticipated period, the Asia–Pacific region is expected to witness a high CAGR in the cottonseed treatment market due to the expansion of the textile, consumer goods, and feed sectors. Consumption of processed cottonseed is influenced by rising consumer hygiene problems, chronic diseases, and injuries. Additionally, Pakistan, China, and India produce the majority of the cotton in the Asia-Pacific area. Furthermore, a growing number of businesses operating in the region's commercial sector are concentrating on offering seed companies product combinations that offer broad-spectrum cotton seed treatment fungicides and cotton seed treatment insecticides.

Whereas, North America's robust economy and cutting-edge agricultural biotechnology research serve as a stable foundation for the cotton seed treatment market growth. Various government programs in the US and Canada encourage biotechnological research in agriculture. As a result, regional government efforts are expected to increase throughout the projection period, spurring market expansion. For instance, the US government's supportive stance towards the use of technology in agriculture is fostering the use of cotton seed treatment chemicals. 

Cotton Seed Treatment Products

  • Azoxystrobin 100 ST, Azoxystrobin 100 ST is a systemic, broad-spectrum fungicide for preventive cotton seed treatment. This tried-and-true fungicide cotton seed treatment helps safeguard the investment in the seeds by keeping the roots healthy, strong, and able to absorb nutrients and water. Healthy roots result in profitable crops.
  • Metalaxyl 4.0 ST, with a wide crop label and 4 pounds of Metalaxyl per gallon of prepared solution for commercial application, Metalaxyl 4.0 ST is a systemic cotton seed-applied fungicide. The seed and seedling are shielded from early-season Downy Mildew, Pythium suppression, and Phytophthora suppression by Metalaxyl 4.0 ST.

Market Developments

  • In May 2022, the VICTRATO seed treatment was introduced by Syngenta. Soybean, corn, cereal, cotton, and rice seed protection against soil-borne fungi is provided by this product.

Cotton Seed Treatment Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR of 4.6% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Chemical Origin, Product Type, Application, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered BASF SE, Bayer Crop Science AG, Syngenta AG, Adama Agricultural Solutions, UPL Limited, Corteva Agriscience, Incotec Group BV, Valent USA Corporation
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Chemical Origin
    • Synthetic
    • Biological
  • By Product Type
    • Insecticides
    • Fungicides
    • Others
  • By Application
    • On-farm
    • Commercial
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global cotton seed treatment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period.
Prominent key market players in the cotton seed treatment market include BASF SE, Bayer Crop Science AG, Syngenta AG, Adama Agricultural Solutions, and UPL Limited, among others.
The cotton seed treatment market has been segmented by chemical origin, product type, application, and geography.
The demand from millennials and new markets is predicted to drive the cotton seed treatment market growth.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to hold the largest share of the cotton seed treatment market due to the expansion of the textile, consumer goods, and feed sectors.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Synthetic

5.3. Biological


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Insecticides

6.3. Fungicides

6.4. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. On-farm

7.3. Commercial


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. United States

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. United Kingdom

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. The Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. Japan

8.6.2. China

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


10.1. BASF SE

10.2. Bayer Crop Science AG

10.3. Syngenta AG

10.4. Adama Agricultural Solutions

10.5. UPL Limited

10.6. Corteva Agriscience

10.7. Incotec Group BV

10.8. Valent USA Corporation


Bayer Crop Science AG

Syngenta AG

Adama Agricultural Solutions

UPL Limited

Corteva Agriscience

Incotec Group BV

Valent USA Corporation