Seed Colorant Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Time Of Application (Preharvest, Pre And Postharvest), By Formulation (Powder, Liquid), By Crop Type (Grains And Cereals, Oil Seeds, Fruits And Vegetables, Turf And Ornamentals), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028
- Published : May 2023
- Report Code : KSI061615303
- Pages : 145
Seed colorants are dyes and pigments that are coated on the skin of the seed to differentiate them based on application and seed treatment. To distinguish distinct brands, uses, genetic features, and technological advancements, many row crop, vegetable, grass, and flower seeds that are marketed are sold with colored coatings. Regulatory bodies like EPA have also made it mandatory to use certain colors to coat the seeds. A few examples of common seed coat colors include red, green, and blue pigments.
When large amounts of seeds are handled, seed colorants are used to aid in decreasing dust management and improving seed flowability. Additionally, they can be used to increase seed-to-soil contact and seedling emergence, as well as seedling survival, by acting as efficient, highly sticky transporters for seed treatments. Seed colorants also improve the bulk density of the seeds for fly-over applications of grass seeds from aircraft, resulting in less wind drift and more precision for cover cropping. Therefore growing demand for seed treatment along with progress in seed technology is contributing to the global market expansion. The population boom has resulted in burgeoning demand for food crops and grains which is also positively contributing to the global market operations. In addition, the rising use of non-GMO and hybrid seeds has provided massive opportunities for key market players in this industry.
Even though the seed colorant market is witnessing high growth, however, high prices, lack of knowledge, and stringent rules by regulatory bodies regarding the use of specific and chemicalized colors are hampering the growth of the global market during the projection period.
During the anticipation period, rapid advancement in seed treatment and technology will support the growth of the global seed colorant market.
Significant population growth has led to a huge demand for high-yielding, nutritive food crops, and grains to feed society. This has led to a growing demand for chemically treated seeds to protect them from any pest attacks as huge amounts of crops are lost due to pest attacks. According to FAO estimates, between 20 and 40 percent of the world's crop yield is lost each year to pests. Plant diseases cost the world economy over US$220 billion annually, and invasive insects cost the economy about US$70 billion. Seed colorants protect the seed from dust and other microbes and they are usually applied to insecticide-treated seed.
Favorable government schemes and policies have led to rising awareness among farmers regarding seed treatment and seed technologies. For instance, to ensure that all major crops receive 100 percent seed treatment, the Indian government launched a nationwide campaign, schemes, and policies under organizations from the pesticide industry, including the Agricultural Technology Management Agency, Central Integrated Pest Management Centres, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, and NGOs.
Key market players have also launched various seed dyes and pigments to meet the growing demand for seed colorants. For instance, the next generation of coating polymers for seed treatments, Flo Rite Pro 2805, was introduced by the global chemical powerhouse BASF in June 2021. It was created to increase the adherence and retention of active chemicals.
During the forecast period, North America is anticipated to hold a significant share of the global seed colorant market.
North American region is anticipated to hold a substantial market share in seed colorant. This region will experience rapid expansion throughout the projection period due to the rapid progress and seed treatment and coating technologies. This region's market is also expanding as a result of the growing demand for high-yielding and nutritive food crops and grains. Moreover, stringent and mandatory rules regarding the correct use of color on seed coats are also propelling the demand for seed colorants thereby fueling regional market expansion. The mandated use of seed colorants on treated seeds by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency and the increased demand for high-value seeds are the main drivers of the Canadian seed colorant market's expansion. In addition, the prevalence of key market players such as Incotec, Clariant, Keystone Aniline Corporation, BASF, and others also spur the growth of seed colorants in this region.
Market Key Developments
- In February 2023, Olimax Group acquired the French agriculture biotech company Bois Valor an expert in seed treatments, foliar biostimulants, and seed coating technology. By combining its portfolio of bio-sourced solutions for soil and plant health and seed preservation with this purchase, Olmix hopes to accelerate its growth and help the transition to more sustainable agriculture models in a setting of fast-changing social, energy, and climatic conditions.
- In July 2021, Solvay announced the acquisition of Bayer’s seed coating business. The company's research and development expertise for on-seed formulations, as well as its seed coating and seed improvement products including Peridiam, fluency powders, Certop, Pro-Ized Pigment, and Talkum, are renowned worldwide. All product lines, R&D initiatives, and the business line's global toll operations have now been entirely moved to Solvay from the Méréville factory.
- By Time of Application
- Pre and Postharvest
- By Formulation
- By Crop Type
- Grains and Cereals
- Oil Seeds
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Turf and Ornamentals
- By Geography
- North America
- United States
- South America
- United Kingdom
- Middle East and Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- North America
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Definition
1.3. Scope of the Study
1.4. Market Segmentation
1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2.1. Research Data
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3.1. Research Highlights
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
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. GLOBAL SEED COLORANT MARKET, BY TIME OF APPLICATION
5.3. Pre and Postharvest
6. GLOBAL SEED COLORANT MARKET, BY FORMULATION
7. GLOBAL SEED COLORANT MARKET, BY CROP TYPE
7.2. Grains and Cereals
7.3. Oil Seeds
7.4. Fruits and Vegetables
7.5. Turf and Ornamentals
8. GLOBAL SEED COLORANT MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
8.2. North America
8.2.1. United States
8.3. South America
8.4.1. United Kingdom
8.5. The Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. Saudi Arabia
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.4. South Korea
9. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT AND ANALYSIS
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
10. COMPANY PROFILES
10.1. BASF SE
10.2. Bayer CropScience
10.3. Croda International PLC
10.5. Precision Laboratories
10.6. Chromatech Incorporated
10.7. Germains Seeds Technology
10.8. Centor Group
Croda International PLC
Germains Seeds Technology
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