The rising population will increase the demand for food, finds Fortune Business Insights in a new study. The study is titled “Commercial Seed Treatment Market: Global Market Analysis, Insights, and Forecasts, 2018 – 2025.” According to the study, the global commercial seed treatment market will be worth US$ 61.32 Bn by 2025 from US$ 40.70 Bn in 2017, with a promising CAGR of 5.8%

The rising industrialization is reducing arable land in emerging nations thus adversely impacting the production of crops. However, with government support and increasing awareness about modern farming techniques, it is possible for farmers to increase their crop yield. Such initiatives taken by governments are driving the global commercial seed market.

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Another major factor fueling the demand for commercial seeds is that farmers are encouraged to use biotech or hybrid crops for better crop production. This was possible because of various initiatives conducted to spreads awareness among farmers on the modern ways of improving crop yield. Crop cultivated using advanced technologies are both insect and abiotic stress tolerant. The rising adoption of innovative farming practices will pave way for the growth of the global commercial seed market.

Increasing Use of High-yielding Crops to Increase Demand for Commercial Seeds

The rising disposable income of people is expected to result in increasing and unbridled consumption of resources. This will further fuel demand for commercial seeds for improving crop yield as compared to their farm seed counterparts. With the advancement of molecular biology, mapping of the genetic codes of plants have become faster and cheaper. These advancements are likely to boost commercial seed production.

On the flipside, low margins set for major industrial crops such as guar, fibre hemp, cuphea, plantago, sunflower, sugar beet, safflower, potato, rape seed, maize, jojoba, cassava, oil palm, and peas may create challenge for the commercial seed market to generate more market revenues. Again government regulations set for trading specific crops may also hamper the commercial seed market.


In June 2019, KWS SAAT SE has signed a binding agreement to acquire Pop Vriend Seeds (a market leader worldwide in spinach seeds and a leading supplier of vegetable seeds) to support the company’s strategic goal of building a long-term position in the growing vegetable seeds.

To enter the sunflower seed market and to expand its portfolio, BASF signed a distribution agreement with leading European sunflower seed company (Euralis Semences) in June 2019.

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By Geography:

· North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)
· Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Germany, U.K., Russia, and Rest of Europe)
· Asia Pacific (China, India, Australia, Japan, Korea, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
· South America (Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America)
· Middle East & Africa (South Africa and Rest of MEA)

Promotional Activities about Improved Quality Seeds to Boost Market

Although the rising resistance to crop protection of products may challenge the future market, the fact that seed treatment provides a low-cost crop protection solution, will create better growth opportunities in the long run. The fruit and vegetable seed segment with respect to crop segment is projected to earn huge revenues during the forecast period owing to growing popularity of health consciousness among people and higher demand for farm fresh fruits and vegetables. Developing new hybrid vegetable seed variety is also expected to witness faster growth in the coming years.


By Type

· Genetically Modified Seeds
· Conventional Seeds

By Crop Type

· Cereals (Corn, Wheat, Rice, and Barley)
· Oilseeds (Soybean, Canola, Cotton, and Sunflower)
· Fruits & Vegetables (Tomato, Pepper, Brassica, and Melons)

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