Biological Control Agents Market - A Global and Regional Analysis

Focus on Product, Application, and Country Analysis - Analysis and Forecast, 2022-2027

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Market Report Coverage

Biological Control Agents Market
Forecast Period: 2022-2027
CAGR During Forecast Period: 14.96%

Biological Control Agents Market

Base Year

2021

Market Size in 2021

$4.80 Billion

Forecast Period

2022-2027

Value Projection and Estimation by 2027

$11.00 Billion

CAGR During Forecast Period

14.96%

Number of Tables

116

Number of Pages

197

Number of Figures

35

 

Key Market Players and Competition Synopsis

The companies that are profiled have been selected based on inputs gathered from primary experts and analyzing company coverage, product portfolio, and market penetration.

The top segment players leading the market include microbials-based product providers, and those who actively provide products based on both microbials and macrobials. As of 2022, players in the microbial industry capture around 61.67% of the presence in the market, and players in the second category account for around 38.33% of the presence in the market.

Some of the prominent players operating in this market are:

Company Type 1: Microbials-Based Product Providers

•    AGBIOME, LLC
•    Andermatt Group AG
•    BASF SE
•    Bayer AG
•    Certis USA L.L.C.
•    Corteva
•    Nufarm
•    Rizobacter
•    Syngenta AG
•    United Phosphorous Ltd.
•    Valent BioSciences LLC

Company Type 2: Microbials and Macrobials-Based Product Providers

•    Biobest Group NV
•    Gowan Company, L.L.C.
•    Koppert
•    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

How can this report add value?

The product segment helps the reader understand the products available, which are categorized into two categories, i.e., microbial

Product/Innovation Strategy: The product segment helps the reader understand the different types of biological control agents products available, which are categorized into two categories, i.e., microbials and macrobials. Microbial-based products include active agents such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. On the other hand, macrobial includes the predators and parasitoids.

Growth/Marketing Strategy: The global biological control agents market has seen major development by key players operating in the market, such as business expansion, partnership, collaboration, and joint venture. The favoured strategy for the companies has been partnerships and collaborations to strengthen their position in the biological control agents market. For instance, in February 2021, FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences leader, formed a strategic partnership with Novozymes, the world player in biological solutions, to research, co-develop, and commercialize biological enzyme-based crop protection solutions for producers throughout the world.

Competitive Strategy: Key players in the global biological control agents market analyzed and profiled in the study involve microbials and microbials based product providers. Moreover, a detailed competitive benchmarking of the players operating in the global biological control agents market has been done to help the reader understand how players stack against each other, presenting a clear market landscape. Additionally, comprehensive competitive strategies such as partnerships, agreements, and collaborations will aid the reader in understanding the untapped revenue pockets in the market.

Industry & Technology Overview

The market was valued at $4.80 billion in 2021, which is expected to grow with a CAGR of 14.96% and reach $11 billion by 2027.

Global Biological Control Agents Market: An Overview

The global biological control agents market was valued at $4.80 billion in 2021, which is expected to grow with a CAGR of 14.96% and reach $11 billion by 2027. The growth in the global biological control agents market is expected to be driven by increasing awareness regarding the harmful effects of chemical plant protection products, demand for organic food, and the advantages of biological control agents over the conventional chemical control products.

Market Lifecycle Stage

The biological control agents market is still in the growing phase. Increased research and development collaborations, partnerships and other activities are underway to develop and expand the biological control agents market, which are expected to increase due to the shift in consumer preference for organic food products.

Advancements and research in emerging economies is one of the major opportunities in the global biological control agents market.

Biological Control Agents Market

Impact

With an increased worldwide focus on achieving sustainability, the shift to eco-friendly, sustainable, and organically produced products brings significant sales and financing opportunities. The shift is more prominent in the food and beverages industry in regions such as North America and Europe. Thus, biological control agents products form the basis for the suitability criteria in agriculture. Hence, food produced with the organically produced raw material is a great option available for the consumers in the market demanding organic food such as organic fruits and vegetables.

Impact of COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the transfer of plant protection products (PPPs) from local or other foreign sources to the ground use level was limited. The demand for heavy investments in biological crop protection increased. This increase occurred as COVID-19 impacted people regarding food security and made a shift to organic food consumption to ensure more robust supply chains. This has driven the demand for new product formulations such as bio fungicides, biopesticides, and bio stimulants, in the crop protection industry. This move may be attributed to the limited availability of traditional chemical products. Also, the limited supply increased the cost of chemical crop protection products. In manufacturing conventional agrochemical products, raw materials are used, and China, the leader in providing the raw material, was stuck in the lockdown. Thus, COVID- 19 forced the growers to look for other chemical alternatives. Hence, COVID-19 has impacted the growth of the biological control agents market.

Market Segmentation:

Segmentation 1: by Crop
•    Cereals
•    Fruits and Vegetables
•    Pulses and Oilseeds
•    Others

The global biological control agents market in the crop application segment is expected to be dominated by fruits and vegetables. The high market share and growth potential associated with fruits and vegetables as an application for biological control agents is attributed to the high chances of pest attacks on the vegetables and fruits.

Segmentation 2: by Mode of Application
•    Seed Treatment
•    Foliar Spray
•    Soil Treatment
•    Others

The global biological control agents market in the mode of application segment is expected to be dominated by seed treatment. The high market share and growth potential associated with seed treatment as a mode of application for biological control agents is attributed to the great success rate offered by this mode of application.

Segmentation 3: by Target
•    Arthropods 
•    Weeds 
•    Microorganisms

The global biological control agents market in the target application segment is expected to be dominated by arthropods. The high market share and growth potential associated with arthropods target application for biological control agents stems from the high-risk potential of arthropod attack on the yield and the damage it can cause.

Segmentation 4: by Product
•    Microbials
        o    Bacteria
        o    Virus
        o    Fungus
        o    Nematodes
        o    Others
•    Macrobials
        o    Parasitoids
        o    Predators

Segmentation 5: by Region
•    North America - U.S., Canada, and Mexico
•    South America - Brazil, Argentina
•    Europe - Germany, France, and Spain
•    U.K.
•    Middle East and Africa - Israel and South Africa
•    China
•    Asia Pacific - Japan, India, and Australia and New Zealand

North America generated the highest revenue of $1,675.89 million in 2021. North America is also expected to have a significant share of revenue during the year 2022-2027. Thus, in North America region, the biological control agents market is growing at a tremendous rate and will grow with a high CAGR 14.72% during the forecast period 2022-2027.

Recent Developments in Global Biological Control Agents Market

•    In March 2022, Bioceres Crop Solutions announced the merge agreement with Marrone Bio Innovations in an all-stock transaction. Bioceres' biological-based solutions (bio nutrition and seed care) would be combined with Marrone Bio's product portfolio and development pipeline for biological crop protection and plant health (bio nutrition and biostimulant products).
•    In August 2021, Terramera, a global agtech pioneer and originator of Actigate technology, collaborated with Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. to combine their technological and biological knowledge to improve crop protection product effectiveness and speed up product development.
•    In April 2021, Biological Services, an Australian company, was acquired by Biobest Group NV. The two companies teamed up to begin a new age of biological control services in Australia.
•    In February 2021, United Phosphorous Ltd. and Novozymes announced a collaboration to bring a variety of biological products to the Argentine market. Novozymes' biological products marketed under the Nitragin was then included in the UPL’s portfolio, giving the company a complete range of biosolutions and crop protection products.
•    In September 2020, BASF acquired the proprietary Glu-L technology for L-glufosinate ammonium from AgriMetis. With the help of this acquisition, the company aims to offer its customers more efficient products to protect against unwanted weeds with an improved formulation.

Demand - Drivers and Limitations

Following are the demand drivers for the biological control agents market:

•    Increasing Awareness Regarding the Harmful Effects of Chemical Plant Protection Products
•    Increasing Demand for Organic Food
•    Advantages of Using Biological Control Agents over Chemical Products

The market is expected to face some limitations too due to the following challenges:

•    Limited Shelf-Life of Biological Control Products
•    Farmers’ Inhibitions Toward Biological Control Agents

Analyst’s Perspective

According to Rakhi Tanwar, Principal Analyst, BIS Research, “The biological control agents market has huge market potential. With increasing investments, focus on sustainability in agriculture, and no harmful effects on the health of the crops and consumers, the market is expected to grow tremendously during the forecast period 2022-2027.”

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1.1    Industry Outlook
         1.1.1    Market Definition
         1.1.2    Regulatory Bodies
         1.1.3    Supply Chain Analysis
         1.1.4    Start-Up Companies
1.2    Business Dynamics
         1.2.1    Business Drivers
                     1.2.1.1    Increasing Awareness Regarding the Harmful Effects of Chemical Plant Protection Products
                     1.2.1.2    Increasing Demand for Organic Food
                     1.2.1.3    Advantages of Using Biological Control Agents over Chemical Products
         1.2.2    Business Challenges
                     1.2.2.1    Limited Shelf-Life of Biological Control Products
                     1.2.2.2    Farmers’ Inhibitions Toward Biological Control Agents
         1.2.3    Market Strategies and Developments
                     1.2.3.1    Business Strategies
                                    1.2.3.1.1    Product Development
                                    1.2.3.1.2    Business Expansion
                     1.2.3.2    Corporate Strategies
                                    1.2.3.2.1    Mergers and Acquisitions
                                    1.2.3.2.2    Partnerships, Collaborations, Joint Ventures, and Alliances
                                    1.2.3.2.3    Other Strategies
         1.2.4    Business Opportunities
                     1.2.4.1    Scope of Growth in Emerging Economies
         1.2.5    Impact of COVID-19 on Biological Control Agents Market

2.1    Biological Control Agents Market (by Application)
         2.1.1    Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop)
                     2.1.1.1    Cereals
                     2.1.1.2    Fruits and Vegetables
                     2.1.1.3    Pulses and Oilseeds
                     2.1.1.4    Others
         2.1.2    Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application)
                     2.1.2.1    Seed Treatment
                     2.1.2.2    Foliar Spray
                     2.1.2.3    Soil Treatment
                     2.1.2.4    Others
         2.1.3    Biological Control Agents Market (by Target)
                     2.1.3.1    Arthropods
                     2.1.3.2    Microorganisms
                     2.1.3.3    Weeds
2.2    Demand Analysis of Biological Control Agents Market (by Application)
         2.2.1    Demand Analysis of Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop)
         2.2.2    Demand Analysis of Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application)
         2.2.3    Demand Analysis of Biological Control Agents Market (by Target)

3.1    Biological Control Agents Market (by Product)
         3.1.1    Microbials
                     3.1.1.1    Bacteria
                     3.1.1.2    Virus
                     3.1.1.3    Fungus
                     3.1.1.4    Nematodes
                     3.1.1.5    Others
         3.1.2    Macrobials
                     3.1.2.1    Predators
                     3.1.2.2    Parasitoids
3.2    Demand Analysis of Biological Control Agents Market (by Product)
3.3    Patent Analysis
         3.3.1    Patent Analysis (by Status)
         3.3.2    Patents Analysis (by Organization)
         3.3.3    Patents Analysis (by Patent Office)

4.1    North America
         4.1.1    Market
                     4.1.1.1    Key Providers in North America
                     4.1.1.2    Business Drivers
                     4.1.1.3    Business Challenges
         4.1.2    Application
                     4.1.2.1    North America Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.1.2.2    North America Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.1.2.3    North America Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.1.3    Product
                     4.1.3.1    North America Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.1.4    North America (by Country)
                     4.1.4.1    U.S.
                                    4.1.4.1.1    Market
                                                      4.1.4.1.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.1.4.1.1.2    Key Providers Operating in the U.S.
                                                      4.1.4.1.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.1.4.1.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.1.4.1.2    Application
                                                      4.1.4.1.2.1    U.S. Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.1.4.1.3    Product
                                                      4.1.4.1.3.1    U.S. Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.1.4.2    Canada
                                    4.1.4.2.1    Market
                                                      4.1.4.2.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.1.4.2.1.2    Key Providers Operating in Canada
                                                      4.1.4.2.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.1.4.2.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.1.4.2.2    Application
                                                      4.1.4.2.2.1    Canada Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.1.4.2.3    Product
                                                      4.1.4.2.3.1    Canada Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.1.4.3    Mexico
                                    4.1.4.3.1    Market
                                                      4.1.4.3.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.1.4.3.1.2    Key Providers Operating in Mexico
                                                      4.1.4.3.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.1.4.3.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.1.4.3.2    Application
                                                      4.1.4.3.2.1    Mexico Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.1.4.3.3    Product
                                                      4.1.4.3.3.1    Mexico Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
4.2    South America
         4.2.1    Market
                     4.2.1.1    Key Providers in South America
                     4.2.1.2    Business Drivers
                     4.2.1.3    Business Challenges
         4.2.2    Application
                     4.2.2.1    South America Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.2.2.2    South America Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.2.2.3    South America Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.2.3    Product
                     4.2.3.1    South America Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.2.4    South America (by Country)
                     4.2.4.1    Brazil
                                    4.2.4.1.1    Market
                                                      4.2.4.1.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.2.4.1.1.2    Key Providers Operating in Brazil
                                                      4.2.4.1.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.2.4.1.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.2.4.1.2    Application
                                                      4.2.4.1.2.1    Brazil Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.2.4.1.3    Product
                                                      4.2.4.1.3.1    Brazil Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.2.4.2    Argentina
                                    4.2.4.2.1    Market
                                                      4.2.4.2.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.2.4.2.1.2    Key Providers Operating in Argentina
                                                      4.2.4.2.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.2.4.2.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.2.4.2.2    Application
                                                      4.2.4.2.2.1    Argentina Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.2.4.2.3    Product
                                                      4.2.4.2.3.1    Argentina Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
4.3    Europe
         4.3.1    Market
                     4.3.1.1    Key Providers in Europe
                     4.3.1.2    Business Drivers
                     4.3.1.3    Business Challenges
         4.3.2    Application
                     4.3.2.1    Europe Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.3.2.2    Europe Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.3.2.3    Europe Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.3.3    Product
                     4.3.3.1    Europe Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.3.4    Europe (by Country)
                     4.3.4.1    Germany
                                    4.3.4.1.1    Market
                                                      4.3.4.1.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.3.4.1.1.2    Key Providers Operating in Germany
                                                      4.3.4.1.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.3.4.1.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.3.4.1.2    Application
                                                      4.3.4.1.2.1    Germany Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.3.4.1.3    Product
                                                      4.3.4.1.3.1    Germany Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.3.4.2    France
                                    4.3.4.2.1    Market
                                                      4.3.4.2.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.3.4.2.1.2    Key Providers Operating in France
                                                      4.3.4.2.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.3.4.2.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.3.4.2.2    Application
                                                      4.3.4.2.2.1    France Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.3.4.2.3    Product
                                                      4.3.4.2.3.1    France Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.3.4.3    Spain
                                    4.3.4.3.1    Market
                                                      4.3.4.3.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.3.4.3.1.2    Key Providers Operating in Spain
                                                      4.3.4.3.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.3.4.3.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.3.4.3.2    Application
                                                      4.3.4.3.2.1    Spain Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.3.4.3.3    Product
                                                      4.3.4.3.3.1    Spain Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
4.4    U.K.
         4.4.1    Markets
                     4.4.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                     4.4.1.2    Key Providers in the U.K.
                     4.4.1.3    Business Challenges
                     4.4.1.4    Business Drivers
         4.4.2    Application
                     4.4.2.1    U.K. Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.4.2.2    U.K. Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.4.2.3    U.K. Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.4.3    Product
                     4.4.3.1    U.K. Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
4.5    Middle East and Africa
         4.5.1    Market
                     4.5.1.1    Key Providers in the Middle East and Africa
                     4.5.1.2    Business Drivers
                     4.5.1.3    Business Challenges
         4.5.2    Application
                     4.5.2.1    Middle East and Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.5.2.2    Middle East and Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.5.2.3    Middle East and Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.5.3    Product
                     4.5.3.1    Middle East and Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.5.4    Middle East and Africa (by Country)
                     4.5.4.1    Israel
                                    4.5.4.1.1    Market
                                                      4.5.4.1.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.5.4.1.1.2    Key Providers Operating in Israel
                                                      4.5.4.1.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.5.4.1.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.5.4.1.2    Application
                                                      4.5.4.1.2.1    Israel Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.5.4.1.3    Product
                                                      4.5.4.1.3.1    Israel Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.5.4.2    South Africa
                                    4.5.4.2.1    Market
                                                      4.5.4.2.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.5.4.2.1.2    Key Providers Operating in South Africa
                                                      4.5.4.2.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.5.4.2.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.5.4.2.2    Application
                                                      4.5.4.2.2.1    South Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.5.4.2.3    Product
                                                      4.5.4.2.3.1    South Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
4.6    China
         4.6.1    Markets
                     4.6.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                     4.6.1.2    Key Providers in China
                     4.6.1.3    Business Challenges
                     4.6.1.4    Business Drivers
         4.6.2    Application
                     4.6.2.1    China Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.6.2.2    China Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.6.2.3    China Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.6.3    Product
                     4.6.3.1    China Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
4.7    Asia-Pacific
         4.7.1    Market
                     4.7.1.1    Key Providers in Asia-Pacific
                     4.7.1.2    Business Drivers
                     4.7.1.3    Business Challenges
         4.7.2    Application
                     4.7.2.1    Asia-Pacific Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.7.2.2    Asia-Pacific Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.7.2.3    Asia-Pacific Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.7.3    Product
                     4.7.3.1    Asia-Pacific Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
         4.7.4    Asia-Pacific (by Country)
                     4.7.4.1    Japan
                                    4.7.4.1.1    Market
                                                      4.7.4.1.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.7.4.1.1.2    Key Providers in Japan
                                                      4.7.4.1.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.7.4.1.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.7.4.1.2    Application
                                                      4.7.4.1.2.1    Japan Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.7.4.1.3    Product
                                                      4.7.4.1.3.1    Japan Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.7.4.2    India
                                    4.7.4.2.1    Market
                                                      4.7.4.2.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.7.4.2.1.2    Key Providers in India
                                                      4.7.4.2.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.7.4.2.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.7.4.2.2    Application
                                                      4.7.4.2.2.1    India Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.7.4.2.3    Product
                                                      4.7.4.2.3.1    India Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
                     4.7.4.3    Australia and New Zealand
                                    4.7.4.3.1    Market
                                                      4.7.4.3.1.1    Buyer Attributes
                                                      4.7.4.3.1.2    Key Providers Operating in Australia
                                                      4.7.4.3.1.3    Business Challenges
                                                      4.7.4.3.1.4    Business Drivers
                                    4.7.4.3.2    Application
                                                      4.7.4.3.2.1    Australia and New Zealand Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
                                    4.7.4.3.3    Product
                                                      4.7.4.3.3.1    Australia and New Zealand Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027

5.1    Competitive Benchmarking
5.2    Market Share Analysis
         5.2.1    Market Share Analysis of Global Biological Control Agents Companies
5.3    Company Profiles
         5.3.1    Microbials-Based Product Providers
                     5.3.1.1    AGBIOME, LLC
                                    5.3.1.1.1    Role of AGBIOME, LLC in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.1.1.2    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.1.1.3    Business Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.1.3.1    Market Developments
                                    5.3.1.1.4    Corporate Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.1.4.1    Partnerships, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures
                                    5.3.1.1.5    Analyst View
                     5.3.1.2    Andermatt Group AG
                                    5.3.1.2.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.1.2.2    Role of Andermatt Group AG in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.1.2.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.1.2.4    Business Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.2.4.1    Business Expansion
                                    5.3.1.2.5    Corporate Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.2.5.1    Merger and Acquisition
                                    5.3.1.2.6    Analyst View
                     5.3.1.3    BASF SE
                                    5.3.1.3.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.1.3.2    Role of BASF SE in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.1.3.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.1.3.4    Business Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.3.4.1    Product Development
                                    5.3.1.3.5    Corporate Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.3.5.1    BASF: Acquisitions
                                                      5.3.1.3.5.2    Partnerships and Collaborations
                                    5.3.1.3.6    Analyst View
                     5.3.1.4    Bayer AG
                                    5.3.1.4.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.1.4.2    Role of Bayer AG in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.1.4.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.1.4.4    Business Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.4.4.1    Product Development
                                    5.3.1.4.5    Corporate Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.4.5.1    Partnerships
                                    5.3.1.4.6    Analyst View
                     5.3.1.5    Certis USA L.L.C.
                                    5.3.1.5.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.1.5.2    Role of Certis USA L.L.C. in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.1.5.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.1.5.4    Business Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.5.4.1    Product Development
                                    5.3.1.5.5    Analyst View
                     5.3.1.6    Corteva
                                    5.3.1.6.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.1.6.2    Role of Corteva in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.1.6.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.1.6.4    Business Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.6.4.1    Product Development
                                    5.3.1.6.5    Corporate Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.6.5.1    Partnerships
                                    5.3.1.6.6    Analyst View
                     5.3.1.7    Nufarm
                                    5.3.1.7.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.1.7.2    Role of Nufarm in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.1.7.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.1.7.4    Business Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.7.4.1    Product Developments
                                    5.3.1.7.5    Corporate Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.7.5.1    Partnerships and Collaborations
                                    5.3.1.7.6    Analyst View
                     5.3.1.8    Rizobacter
                                    5.3.1.8.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.1.8.2    Role of Rizobacter in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.1.8.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.1.8.4    Corporate Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.8.4.1    Partnerships
                                    5.3.1.8.5    Analyst View
                     5.3.1.9    Syngenta AG
                                    5.3.1.9.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.1.9.2    Role of Syngenta AG in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.1.9.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.1.9.4    Business Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.9.4.1    Product Developments
                                    5.3.1.9.5    Corporate Strategies
                                                      5.3.1.9.5.1    Acquisitions
                                                      5.3.1.9.5.2    Partnerships
                                    5.3.1.9.6    Analyst View
                   5.3.1.10    United Phosphorous Ltd.
                                    5.3.1.10.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.1.10.2    Role of United Phosphorous Ltd. in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.1.10.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.1.10.4    Business Strategies
                                                        5.3.1.10.4.1    Business Expansion
                                    5.3.1.10.5    Corporate Strategies
                                                        5.3.1.10.5.1    United Phosphorous Ltd.: Acquisitions
                                                        5.3.1.10.5.2    Collaborations and Partnerships
                                    5.3.1.10.6    Analyst View
                   5.3.1.11    Valent BioSciences LLC
                                    5.3.1.11.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.1.11.2    Role of Valent BioSciences LLC in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.1.11.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.1.11.4    Corporate Strategy
                                                        5.3.1.11.4.1    Partnerships, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures
                                    5.3.1.11.5    Business Strategies
                                                        5.3.1.11.5.1    Business Expansions
                                    5.3.1.11.6    Analyst View
         5.3.2    Microbials and Macrobials-Based Product Providers
                     5.3.2.1    Biobest Group NV
                                    5.3.2.1.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.2.1.2    Role of Biobest Group NV in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.2.1.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.2.1.4    Corporate Strategies
                                                      5.3.2.1.4.1    Merger and Acquisition
                                                      5.3.2.1.4.2    Partnerships and Collaborations
                                    5.3.2.1.5    Analyst View
                     5.3.2.2    Gowan Company, L.L.C.
                                    5.3.2.2.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.2.2.2    Role of Gowan Company, L.L.C. in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.2.2.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.2.2.4    Analyst View
                     5.3.2.3    Koppert
                                    5.3.2.3.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.2.3.2    Role of Koppert in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.2.3.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.2.3.4    Business Strategies
                                                      5.3.2.3.4.1    Product Development
                                    5.3.2.3.5    Corporate Strategies
                                                      5.3.2.3.5.1    Merger and Acquisition
                                                      5.3.2.3.5.2    Partnerships and Collaborations
                                    5.3.2.3.6    Analyst View
                     5.3.2.4    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.
                                    5.3.2.4.1    Company Overview
                                    5.3.2.4.2    Role of Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. in the Biological Control Agents Market
                                    5.3.2.4.3    Product Portfolio
                                    5.3.2.4.4    Corporate Strategies
                                                      5.3.2.4.4.1    Mergers and Acquisitions
                                                      5.3.2.4.4.2    Partnerships and Collaborations
                                    5.3.2.4.5    Analyst View
         5.3.3    Other Key Companies

6.1    Data Sources
         6.1.1    Primary Data Sources
         6.1.2    Secondary Data Sources
         6.1.3    Data Triangulation
6.2    Market Estimation and Forecast
         6.2.1    Factors for Data Prediction and Modelling

Table 1:    Regulatory Bodies
Table 2:    Biological Control Agent-Based Start-Up Companies Operating in Biological Control Agents Market
Table 3:    Business Expansions (by Company), January 2019-April 2022
Table 4:    Major Rice Diseases and their Biological Control
Table 5:    Biological Control Agents used for Management of Insects and Pests in Vegetable Crops - Tomato and Potato
Table 6:    Biological Control Agents used for Management of Insects and Pests in Pulses and Oilseeds
Table 7:    Examples of Biological Control Agents of Weeds
Table 8:    Demand Analysis of Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 9:    Demand Analysis of Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 10:    Demand Analysis of Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 11:    Some Bacteria-Based Products Offered by Companies
Table 12:    Some Virus-Based Products Offered by Companies
Table 13:    Nematodes against various Insect Pests
Table 14:    Demand Analysis of Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 15:    Global Biological Control Agents Market (by Region), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 16:    North America Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 17:    North America Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 18:    North America Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 19:    North America Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 20:    North America Biological Control Agents Market (by Country), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 21:    U.S. Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 22:    U.S. Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 23:    Canada Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 24:    Canada Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 25:    Mexico Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 26:    Mexico Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 27:    South America Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 28:    South America Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 29:    South America Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 30:    South America Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 31:    South America Biological Control Agents Market (by Country), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 32:    Brazil Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 33:    Brazil Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 34:    Argentina Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 35:    Argentina Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 36:    Europe Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 37:    Europe Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 38:    Europe Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 39:    Europe Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 40:    Europe Biological Control Agents (by Country), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 41:    Germany Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 42:    Germany Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 43:    France Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 44:    France Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 45:    Spain Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 46:    Spain Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 47:    U.K. Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 48:    U.K. Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 49:    U.K. Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 50:    U.K. Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 51:    Middle East and Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 52:    Middle East and Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 53:    Middle East and Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 54:    Middle East and Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 55:    Middle East and Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Country), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 56:    Israel Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 57:    Israel Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 58:    South Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 59:    South Africa Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 60:    China Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 61:    China Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 62:    China Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 63:    China Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 64:    Asia-Pacific Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 65:    Asia-Pacific Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 66:    Asia-Pacific Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 67:    Asia-Pacific Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 68:    Asia-Pacific Biological Control Agents Market (by Country), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 69:    Japan Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 70:    Japan Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 71:    India Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 72:    India Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 73:    Australia and New Zealand Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 74:    Australia and New Zealand Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Million, 2021-2027
Table 75:    AGBIOME, LLC: Product Portfolio
Table 76:    AGBIOME, LLC: Market Developments
Table 77:    AGBIOME, LLC: Partnerships, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures
Table 78:    Andermatt Group AG
Table 79:    Andermatt Group AG: Acquisitions
Table 80:    BASF SE: Product Portfolio
Table 81:    BASF SE: Product Developments
Table 82:    BASF SE: Partnerships and Collaborations
Table 83:    Bayer AG: Product Portfolio
Table 84:    Bayer AG: Partnerships
Table 85:    Certis USA L.L.C.: Product Portfolio
Table 86:    Certis USA L.L.C.: Product Development
Table 87:    Corteva: Product Portfolio
Table 88:    Corteva: Product Development
Table 89:    Corteva: Partnerships
Table 90:    Nufarm: Product Portfolio
Table 91:    Nufarm: Partnerships and Collaborations
Table 92:    Rizobacter: Product Portfolio
Table 93:    Rizobacter: Partnerships
Table 94:    Syngenta AG: Product Portfolio
Table 95:    Syngenta AG: Product Development
Table 96:    Syngenta AG: Acquisitions
Table 97:    Syngenta AG: Partnerships
Table 98:    United Phosphorous Ltd.: Product Portfolio
Table 99:    United Phosphorous Ltd.: Business Expansion
Table 100:    United Phosphorous Ltd.: Acquisitions
Table 101:    United Phosphorous Ltd.: Partnerships and Collaborations
Table 102:    Valent BioSciences LLC: Product Portfolio
Table 103:    Valent BioSciences LLC: Partnerships, Collaborations, and Joint Ventures
Table 104:    Valent BioSciences LLC: Business Expansions
Table 105:    Biobest Group NV: Product Portfolio
Table 106:    Biobest Group NV: Merger and Acquisition
Table 107:    Biobest Group NV: Partnerships and Collaborations
Table 108:    Gowan Company, L.L.C.: Product Portfolio
Table 109:    Koppert: Product Portfolio
Table 110:    Koppert: Product Development
Table 111:    Koppert: Acquisition
Table 112:    Koppert: Partnerships and Collaborations
Table 113:    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.: Product Portfolio
Table 114:    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.: Mergers and Acquisitions
Table 115:    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.: Partnerships and Collaborations
Table 116:    Key Companies Operating in Biological Control Agents Market

Figure 1:    Global Biological Control Agents Market, $Billion, 2021-2027
Figure 2:    Market Drivers and Challenges in the Global Biological Control Agents Market
Figure 3:    Global Biological Control Agents Market (by Product), $Billion, 2021-2027
Figure 4:    Global Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop), $Billion, 2021-2027
Figure 5:    Global Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application), $Billion, 2021-2027
Figure 6:    Global Biological Control Agents Market (by Target), $Billion, 2021-2027
Figure 7:    Global Biological Control Agents Market (by Region), $Billion, 2021
Figure 8:    Biological Control Agents Market Coverage
Figure 9:    Supply Chain Analysis of Biological Control Agents Market
Figure 10:    Business Dynamics of Biological Control Agents Market
Figure 11:    World Growth of Organic Agricultural Land, 2000-2019
Figure 12:    Pesticide Use per Hectare of Cropland in U.K. and China, 2001-2017
Figure 13:    Share of Key Market Strategies and Developments, January 2019-April 2022
Figure 14:    Product Developments (by Company), January 2019-April 2022
Figure 15:    Mergers and Acquisitions (by Company), January 2019-April 2022
Figure 16:    Partnerships, Collaborations, Joint Ventures, and Alliances (by Company), January 2019-April 2022
Figure 17:    Biological Control Agents Market (by Crop)
Figure 18:    Biological Control Agents Market (by Mode of Application)
Figure 19:    Advantages of Foliar Spray Method
Figure 20:    Disadvantages of Foliar Spray Method
Figure 21:    Biological Control Agents Market (by Target)
Figure 22:    Biological Control Agents Market (by Product)
Figure 23:    Some Fungi-Based Products Offered by Companies
Figure 24:    Insect Predators
Figure 25:    Global Biological Control Agents Market, Patent Trend (2005-2022)
Figure 26:    Year-Wise Total Number of Patents for Biological Control Agents Market (January 2018-May 2022)
Figure 27:    Patent Analysis (by Status) (January 2018-May 2022)
Figure 28:    Year-Wise Total Patents Filed or Granted for Biological Control Agents Market (January 2018-May 2022)
Figure 29:    Patents Analysis (by Organization), January 2018-May 2022
Figure 30:    Patents Analysis (by Patent Office), January 2018-May 2022
Figure 31:    Competitive Benchmarking
Figure 32:    Market Share Analysis of Biological Control Agents Companies, 2021
Figure 33:    Data Triangulation
Figure 34:    Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 35:    Assumptions and Limitations

Market Report Coverage

Biological Control Agents Market

Base Year

2021

Market Size in 2021

$4.80 Billion

Forecast Period

2022-2027

Value Projection and Estimation by 2027

$11.00 Billion

CAGR During Forecast Period

14.96%

Number of Tables

116

Number of Pages

197

Number of Figures

35

 

Key Market Players and Competition Synopsis

The companies that are profiled have been selected based on inputs gathered from primary experts and analyzing company coverage, product portfolio, and market penetration.

The top segment players leading the market include microbials-based product providers, and those who actively provide products based on both microbials and macrobials. As of 2022, players in the microbial industry capture around 61.67% of the presence in the market, and players in the second category account for around 38.33% of the presence in the market.

Some of the prominent players operating in this market are:

Company Type 1: Microbials-Based Product Providers

•    AGBIOME, LLC
•    Andermatt Group AG
•    BASF SE
•    Bayer AG
•    Certis USA L.L.C.
•    Corteva
•    Nufarm
•    Rizobacter
•    Syngenta AG
•    United Phosphorous Ltd.
•    Valent BioSciences LLC

Company Type 2: Microbials and Macrobials-Based Product Providers

•    Biobest Group NV
•    Gowan Company, L.L.C.
•    Koppert
•    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

How can this report add value?

Product/Innovation Strategy: The product segment helps the reader understand the different types of biological control agents products available, which are categorized into two categories, i.e., microbials and macrobials. Microbial-based products include active agents such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. On the other hand, macrobial includes the predators and parasitoids.

Growth/Marketing Strategy: The global biological control agents market has seen major development by key players operating in the market, such as business expansion, partnership, collaboration, and joint venture. The favoured strategy for the companies has been partnerships and collaborations to strengthen their position in the biological control agents market. For instance, in February 2021, FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences leader, formed a strategic partnership with Novozymes, the world player in biological solutions, to research, co-develop, and commercialize biological enzyme-based crop protection solutions for producers throughout the world.

Competitive Strategy: Key players in the global biological control agents market analyzed and profiled in the study involve microbials and microbials based product providers. Moreover, a detailed competitive benchmarking of the players operating in the global biological control agents market has been done to help the reader understand how players stack against each other, presenting a clear market landscape. Additionally, comprehensive competitive strategies such as partnerships, agreements, and collaborations will aid the reader in understanding the untapped revenue pockets in the market.

Industry & Technology Overview

Global Biological Control Agents Market: An Overview

The global biological control agents market was valued at $4.80 billion in 2021, which is expected to grow with a CAGR of 14.96% and reach $11 billion by 2027. The growth in the global biological control agents market is expected to be driven by increasing awareness regarding the harmful effects of chemical plant protection products, demand for organic food, and the advantages of biological control agents over the conventional chemical control products.

Market Lifecycle Stage

The biological control agents market is still in the growing phase. Increased research and development collaborations, partnerships and other activities are underway to develop and expand the biological control agents market, which are expected to increase due to the shift in consumer preference for organic food products.

Advancements and research in emerging economies is one of the major opportunities in the global biological control agents market.

Biological Control Agents Market

Impact

With an increased worldwide focus on achieving sustainability, the shift to eco-friendly, sustainable, and organically produced products brings significant sales and financing opportunities. The shift is more prominent in the food and beverages industry in regions such as North America and Europe. Thus, biological control agents products form the basis for the suitability criteria in agriculture. Hence, food produced with the organically produced raw material is a great option available for the consumers in the market demanding organic food such as organic fruits and vegetables.

Impact of COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the transfer of plant protection products (PPPs) from local or other foreign sources to the ground use level was limited. The demand for heavy investments in biological crop protection increased. This increase occurred as COVID-19 impacted people regarding food security and made a shift to organic food consumption to ensure more robust supply chains. This has driven the demand for new product formulations such as bio fungicides, biopesticides, and bio stimulants, in the crop protection industry. This move may be attributed to the limited availability of traditional chemical products. Also, the limited supply increased the cost of chemical crop protection products. In manufacturing conventional agrochemical products, raw materials are used, and China, the leader in providing the raw material, was stuck in the lockdown. Thus, COVID- 19 forced the growers to look for other chemical alternatives. Hence, COVID-19 has impacted the growth of the biological control agents market.

Market Segmentation:

Segmentation 1: by Crop
•    Cereals
•    Fruits and Vegetables
•    Pulses and Oilseeds
•    Others

The global biological control agents market in the crop application segment is expected to be dominated by fruits and vegetables. The high market share and growth potential associated with fruits and vegetables as an application for biological control agents is attributed to the high chances of pest attacks on the vegetables and fruits.

Segmentation 2: by Mode of Application
•    Seed Treatment
•    Foliar Spray
•    Soil Treatment
•    Others

The global biological control agents market in the mode of application segment is expected to be dominated by seed treatment. The high market share and growth potential associated with seed treatment as a mode of application for biological control agents is attributed to the great success rate offered by this mode of application.

Segmentation 3: by Target
•    Arthropods 
•    Weeds 
•    Microorganisms

The global biological control agents market in the target application segment is expected to be dominated by arthropods. The high market share and growth potential associated with arthropods target application for biological control agents stems from the high-risk potential of arthropod attack on the yield and the damage it can cause.

Segmentation 4: by Product
•    Microbials
        o    Bacteria
        o    Virus
        o    Fungus
        o    Nematodes
        o    Others
•    Macrobials
        o    Parasitoids
        o    Predators

Segmentation 5: by Region
•    North America - U.S., Canada, and Mexico
•    South America - Brazil, Argentina
•    Europe - Germany, France, and Spain
•    U.K.
•    Middle East and Africa - Israel and South Africa
•    China
•    Asia Pacific - Japan, India, and Australia and New Zealand

North America generated the highest revenue of $1,675.89 million in 2021. North America is also expected to have a significant share of revenue during the year 2022-2027. Thus, in North America region, the biological control agents market is growing at a tremendous rate and will grow with a high CAGR 14.72% during the forecast period 2022-2027.

Recent Developments in Global Biological Control Agents Market

•    In March 2022, Bioceres Crop Solutions announced the merge agreement with Marrone Bio Innovations in an all-stock transaction. Bioceres' biological-based solutions (bio nutrition and seed care) would be combined with Marrone Bio's product portfolio and development pipeline for biological crop protection and plant health (bio nutrition and biostimulant products).
•    In August 2021, Terramera, a global agtech pioneer and originator of Actigate technology, collaborated with Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. to combine their technological and biological knowledge to improve crop protection product effectiveness and speed up product development.
•    In April 2021, Biological Services, an Australian company, was acquired by Biobest Group NV. The two companies teamed up to begin a new age of biological control services in Australia.
•    In February 2021, United Phosphorous Ltd. and Novozymes announced a collaboration to bring a variety of biological products to the Argentine market. Novozymes' biological products marketed under the Nitragin was then included in the UPL’s portfolio, giving the company a complete range of biosolutions and crop protection products.
•    In September 2020, BASF acquired the proprietary Glu-L technology for L-glufosinate ammonium from AgriMetis. With the help of this acquisition, the company aims to offer its customers more efficient products to protect against unwanted weeds with an improved formulation.

Demand - Drivers and Limitations

Following are the demand drivers for the biological control agents market:

•    Increasing Awareness Regarding the Harmful Effects of Chemical Plant Protection Products
•    Increasing Demand for Organic Food
•    Advantages of Using Biological Control Agents over Chemical Products

The market is expected to face some limitations too due to the following challenges:

•    Limited Shelf-Life of Biological Control Products
•    Farmers’ Inhibitions Toward Biological Control Agents

Analyst’s Perspective

According to Rakhi Tanwar, Principal Analyst, BIS Research, “The biological control agents market has huge market potential. With increasing investments, focus on sustainability in agriculture, and no harmful effects on the health of the crops and consumers, the market is expected to grow tremendously during the forecast period 2022-2027.”

FAQ's

What are biological control agents?

The terms "biological control," abbreviated as "biocontrol," are used in biological disciplines like entomology and plant pathology. It is used in entomology to describe the usage of entomopathogenic nematodes, live predatory insects, and microbial infections to control pest insect populations. Additionally, in plant pathology, "biocontrol" means using microbial inhibitors to suppress diseases and using host-specific pathogens to manage weed populations. As a result, a biological control agent (BCA) is an organism that suppresses a pest or pathogen. These "natural enemies" or "opposing creatures" might be utilized in several ways.

What are the key trends in the biological control agents market?

Biological control agents' adoption is also driven by ease of handling qualities such as low-to-no re-entry intervals and post-harvest intervals, which serve as an advantage to existing synthetic solutions and their usage limits. Similarly, advancements in biological control products, with increased consumer awareness of the ill effects of synthetic pesticides, are projected to raise biological control adoption rates soon.

What kinds of new strategies are being adopted by the existing market players to strengthen their market position in the industry?

The global biological control agents market has seen major development by key players operating in the market, such as business expansion, partnership, collaboration, and joint venture. According to BIS Research analysis, most of the companies preferred partnerships, collaborations, and joint ventures as a strategy to further increase their growth in the global biological control agents market.

For a new company looking to enter the biological control agents market, which areas could it focus upon to stay ahead of the competition?

A new entrant can focus on product formulation according to the environment it will focus on. As infestation of sects, pests, and diseases vary with the environment and focusing mainly on the formulating the product based on microbials can prove to be more advantageous for the new entrants in the biological control agents market.

What is the USP of this report?

The following can be considered as the USPs of this report:

•    Extensive competitive benchmarking of the key 15 players (microbials-and macrobials-based product providers) 
•    Market share analysis based on product portfolio and recent developments
•    Company profiles, competitive benchmarking, and patent analysis

Who should buy this report?

The companies planning to enter into manufacturing and commercializing biological control agent products, research institutions, and regulatory bodies should buy this report.

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