Seed Treatment is the process of treating seeds with chemicals or organic substances before planting. This treatment is done both in agriculture and horticulture, in order to protect seeds from potential pathogens. The pesticides and fungicides are used in very small quantities, making the process eco-friendly. Usually this process also involves adding color to the seeds to make the seeds less attractive to birds if split and easier to see and clean up in case of an accidental spillage. The Seed Treatment Market consists of the crop protection chemicals or agrochemicals specific to the seeds.
The Key Market Drivers for the Seed Treatment Market are:
•The growing demand for good quality seeds is a key market driver.
•Technological advances in the field of Seed Treatment such as developments in bio-farming techniques like genetic modification of seeds is driving the market.
•Increased awareness among people regarding the effects of the agrochemical residues in food has increased the demand for seed treatment.
•The increasing population in the Asia-Pacific region complemented with push from Safety Regulatory Agencies regarding the use of Agrochemicals is another driving factor for the Seed Treatment Market.
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The Seed Treatment Market is classified into 3 primary categories; Type of Treatment, Type of Crop and Geographical Analysis. The different types of seed treatments are: with Chemical Agents (includes Insecticides, Fungicides and other chemical treatments), with Non-Chemical Agents (includes Traditional and Bio-Control) and others. Currently, the Insecticides segment accounts for over 50% of the Market Share and forms the largest segment of the Seed Treatment Market. The different Types of Crops that are treated are: Corn, Rice, Wheat and Soybean among others. The Seed Treatment Market is also classified...