While the agriculture industry is rapidly moving towards advancements in traditional farming practices, the nature of most agricultural products such as herbicides, fungicides, and other types of pesticides, is also improving. Agricultural adjuvants play a vital role in improving the effectiveness of these products in eliminating pests and insects and protecting crops. Apart from improving the efficiency of various agrochemicals, agricultural adjuvants are also used for boosting the productivity of most agricultural practices and multiplying the yield capacity of farms.
Various types of agricultural adjuvants, including surfactants, ammonium fertilizers, and oils, are a key component of the agrochemicals market, and the dominant trends in that space have a significant influence on the growth prospects of the global agricultural adjuvants market. Growing need for improving the convenience of applications of agrochemicals, discovering innovative contributors, improving the compatibility of agrochemicals to the modern farming practices, and enhancing their efficiency in attacking pests, are among the key driving forces for the growing need for the agricultural adjuvants market.
Use of New-age Technologies on the Rise to Reduce Damages and Improve Protection
The agricultural adjuvant market is heavily characterised with the increasing need for improved protection against pests and insects in fields, and this remains among the predominant factors that lead to influence purchasing decisions of customers. The performance characteristics of agricultural adjuvant play an integral role in its sales potential. This is triggering the manufacturers in the agricultural adjuvant market to adopt innovative and tech-driven options that can bolster the performance characteristics of their products and gain a competitive edge in this landscape.
For instance, Attune Agriculture, Inc. - a leading manufacturer of agricultural adjuvants in North America - recently announced that its study has found that its patented agricultural adjuvant manufactured using hydrocolloid technology, can put up an effective fight against codling moths. The company further declared that its OMRI-listed Ampersand adjuvant system can increase the absorption potential by 2x, deliver 3x more spray to the leaf, and boost the wash-off protection by nearly 4x. The company’s tech-based agricultural adjuvant can improve the performance characteristics dramatically in various aspects, and it is aiming to leverage on technology to gain the trust of customers in the coming future.
Increasing Adoption of Precision Farming Methods to Boost the Use of Agricultural Adjuvants
The agriculture industry is rapidly moving towards the latest trend of Agriculture 5.0 with the use of next-generation technologies. The growing need for improved efficiency and productivity is triggering the adoption of precision farming methods, and this is contributing to the growth of the agricultural adjuvant market. One of the leading factors that correlate precision farming with agricultural adjuvants is the need of improving the efficiency of the use of pesticide spray mixtures and other pesticide products in farming activities.
With the use of agricultural adjuvants, agricultural businesses are aiming to boost the effectiveness of pesticides and improve the accuracy of application of all insecticide products. Furthermore, special purpose agricultural adjuvants are also gaining immense demand owing to the need for precise application of crop protection chemicals in the modern agriculture industry. Growing awareness about the usefulness of agricultural adjuvants in implementing precision farming will further contribute to the incremental growth of the global agricultural adjuvants market in the coming years.
Agricultural Adjuvant Market: Region-wise Analysis
North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania, and Middle East & Africa are the regional markets that are influencing the geographical growth prospects associated with the global agricultural adjuvants market. In the recent years, North America has accounted for a significant share in the growth of the agricultural adjuvant market, especially with the increasing adoption of precision farming in the agriculture industry across the region. Mainly due to the increasing awareness about agricultural adjuvants among the farming industry of the region, the growth opportunities for stakeholders will remain positive in North America, in the coming years.
Leading players in the North American market for agricultural adjuvants are noting the rise in adoption of advanced agricultural practices, including precision farming and advanced crop protection technologies. This is likely to trigger investments in next-generation technologies to introduce agricultural adjuvants that can suit the changing needs and specific requirements of modern-age farming businesses in the region. In the coming years, the trend is likely to be followed in the European Union as well, which will also create lucrative opportunities for market players in this region.
Agricultural Adjuvant Market: Competitive Landscape
- Brandt Consolidated
- Akzonoble N.V.
- Lamberti SPA
- Winfield Solutions, Llc
- Dow Croning
- Wilbur-Ellis Holdings, Inc.
- Helena Chemical Company
- Momentive Performance Materials
- Solvay SA
- Clariant International Ltd.
- Adjuvant plus Inc.
- Croda Chemicals
- Tanatex Chemicals
In March 2020, Wilbur-Ellis Company Inc. - a leading global distributor of agricultural products, animal nutrition, and specialty chemicals - announced that it has launched an innovative range of surfactants - EMBRECE-EA, with a proprietary blend of nonionic surfactants (NIS). The company also declared that the new surfactant can also help boost the performance of insecticides, fungicides, as well as miticides by enhancing spreading and wetting of spray materials used in various agricultural practices.
In April 2019, Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) - a global leader in industrial chemical manufacturing with a product portfolio ranging from food & beverage, building materials, to agricultural adjuvants - announced that it has completed the acquisition of Miller Chemical & Fertilizer, LLC - a leading manufacturer and distributor of non-hazardous crop protection agricultural adjuvants and nutritional agrichemical products. With this acquisition, HEM is aiming to further expand its product portfolio with new specialty businesses and offer more value to its customers.
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil)
- Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia)
- East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea)
- South Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia)
- Oceania (Australia, New Zealand)
- Middle East & Africa (GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa)
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Agricultural Adjuvant Market: Segment Analysis
The agricultural adjuvant market can be segmented on the basis of the following:
- Activator Adjuvants
- Oil Adjuvants
- Utility Adjuvants
- Fungicide Adjuvants
- Insecticide Adjuvants
- Herbicide Adjuvants
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