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  • Published On : Oct 2022
  • Code : CMI5285
  • Industry : Agrochemicals
  • Pages : 122
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The global agricultural testing market size was valued at USD 5,426.30 million in 2021 and is anticipated to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.70% from 2022 to 2030. The market of agricultural testing is witnessing strong growth on the account of growing concern over food safety and sustainable practices. Increasing population and rapid urbanization is raising awareness regarding food safety. Moreover, contamination of agricultural resources such as water and land is further creating demand for testing services to evaluate pollutants present in the agricultural produces. All these factors are projected accelerate market growth.

Global Agricultural Testing Market: Regional Insights

Geographically, North America is expected to dominate the global agricultural testing market over the forecast period owing to the growing market of agricultural testing. According to the Coherent Market Insights analysis, the agricultural testing market in the United States was valued at USD 1,053.3 million in 2020, and it is projected to reach USD 1,551.1 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period. Also, presence of Seed Regulatory and Testing Division (SRTD) which tests agricultural and vegetable seeds to ensure the efficient marketing of seeds is further anticipated to foster regional market growth.

Asia Pacific is also expected to witness fastest growth over the forecast period and this is attributed to increasing government initiatives to expand laboratory for seed testing. For instance, in India the Ministry of Agriculture in 2018, increased 583 seed testing labs in major towns and 6,600 labs at the block level in rural areas in the country. The agricultural testing market in India was valued at USD 256.6 million in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 387.0 million by 2026, recording a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period.

Figure 1. Global Agricultural Testing Market Value Share (%), By Region, 2021

Agricultural Testing  | Coherent Market Insights

Global Agricultural Testing Market Drivers:

Growing concern over food safety and sustainable practices are driving growth of the agricultural testing market. The world is witnessing unparalleled challenges such as resource depletion, drought, water scarcity, land degradation, pollution and loss of biodiversity, and climate change. All these factors are affecting the sustainability of food and agriculture systems and the livelihoods of smallholders and farmers. In order to combat these challenges, proper testing is important to improve the human lives.

Increasing regulations and framework related to agricultural and environmental safety is again fostering market growth. The Federal Seed Act (FSA), 2020, outlines seed requirements, such as germination, seed purity, details of treated seeds, etc., for interstate shipments of agricultural and vegetable seeds. In the United States, regulations related to pesticide registration, production, and distribution under the authority of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) is governed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Global Agricultural Testing Market Opportunities:

The growing number of regulations related to protection of soil in the European region is projected to support the soil testing market, especially in the United Kingdom. This is expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities. The country has made soil testing mandatory every five years.

Key players are focusing on introducing new technology in agricultural testing. This is projected to serve major growth opportunities for the key players. For instance, in January 2022, Bayer announced the launch of Testing4Ag, a new programme that allows research scientists from around the world to submit novel chemistries to Bayer for testing in hopes of identifying potential new modes of action to control fungal diseases, insect pests, or weeds.

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Agricultural Testing Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 5,426.30 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 5.70% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 83,450.00 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Sample: Water Testing, Soil Testing, Seed Testing, Biosolids Testing, Manure Testing, Other Samples
Companies covered:

Eurofins Scientific, Agilent Technologies Inc., SCS Global Services, Bureau Veritas SA, ALS Limited, Element Materials Technology (EXOVA), TUV Nord Group, Apal Agricultural Laboratory, Intertek Group PLC, EMD Millipore Corporation (Millipore Sigma), BioMerieux SA, Aurea AgroSciences, 3M Company, Charm Sciences Inc., Neogen Corporation, and Biolumix

Growth Drivers:
  • Growing concern over food safety and sustainable practices
  • Increasing regulations and framework related to agricultural and environmental safety
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High cost and time involved
  • Low awareness among farmers

Global Agricultural Testing Market Trends:

There is a growing trend of small–scale laboratories to perform soil testing activities on agricultural land around the world. Moreover, these activities are projected to be commercialized over the course of time, and thus these laboratories. Also, it is expected that small-scale players are projected to emerge in the market in the coming years which will increase competition among these small ventures as well as the established soil testing companies. Mainly, users/farmers will get benefit from this as they would have a wide range of choices of companies and prices to choose from.

Rise in the trend of following electrophoretic and serological methods in seed testing especially in North America region will further favor the market growth.

Global Agricultural Testing Market Restraints:

High cost and time involved in the testing is expected to restrict the market growth. For instance, as per a protocol by Wayne State University, for every 242 square feet, a soil sample needs to be collected. A Penn State’s lab would charge approximately USD 27 per sample to be tested for lead contamination, which would cost the farmer USD 837 per lot. For one acre (5.81 lots), it would cost a farmer around USD 4,860 for only lead testing.

Lack of awareness regarding the agricultural testing among farmers is again anticipated to hinder the market growth. For instance, as a part of a research conducted by the Central European University of Agronomy and Soil Sciences, in 2018, a random sampling of 500 farmers was done. The results revealed that only about 17.4% of the respondents belonged to a very high category with respect to knowledge of soil testing and use of soil health cards for advance farming. This shows that the majority of farmers lack proper knowledge and awareness, which impacts the overall soil testing market in Europe.

Figure 2. Global Agricultural Testing Market Value Share (%), By Sample, 2021

Agricultural Testing  | Coherent Market Insights

Global Agricultural Testing Market Segmentation:

The global agricultural testing market report is segmented into sample and geography.

Based on sample, the market is segmented into Water Testing, Soil Testing, Seed Testing, Biosolids Testing, Manure Testing, and Other Samples. Out of which, Water Testing is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period and this is attributed to the growing demand from food  and  beverage, pharmaceutical,  agricultural,  medical,  energy  and  power,  electronics  and  semi- conductor, and wastewater treatment industries.  According to the Coherent Market Insights analysis, the water testing market was valued at USD 1,146.2 million in 2020, and it is projected to reach USD 1,762 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period.

Soil Testing segment is also expected to witness significant growth in the near future and this is owing to the growing importance of soil testing for optimizing crop production, to protect the environment from contamination by runoff and leaching of excess fertilizers and to improve the nutritional balance of the growing media.

Global Agricultural Testing Market: Key Developments

  1. In November 2020, Eurofins Scientific strengthened its position in the environment  testing  segment  in  Japan through  the  acquisition  of  Taiyo  Techno Research.
  2. In September 2020, Eurofins Scientific acquired SunDream Group to strengthen its position in the environment testing segment in Taiwan.
  3. In October 2018, Eurofins Scientific    strengthened    its environment testing segment in the United States with the acquisition of TestAmerica.
  4. In December 2020, Agilent announced a new ICP-MS instrument, the Agilent 7850 ICP- MS system that provides new smart tools to minimize common time traps that can affect ICP-MS analysis workflows.
  5. in November 2020, Agilent announced  a  collaboration  with  Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS), and it has resulted in a  new  GC/TQ  method,  the  SGS  SXYS  16130, approved by US EPA as an alternative method for the future regulation and detection of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of chemicals that are considered persistent    environmental    pollutants    and subsequently find their way into the food chain.

Global Agricultural Testing Market: Key Companies Insights

The global agricultural testing market is highly competitive. This is attributed to continuous launch of new technologies due to ongoing R &D and efforts by value chain participants. Moreover, key players are adopting various business growth strategies in order to expand their presence on regional as well as global basis. Some of the key players in the global agricultural testing market are Eurofins Scientific, Agilent Technologies Inc., SCS Global Services, Bureau Veritas SA, ALS Limited, Element Materials Technology (EXOVA), TUV Nord Group, Apal Agricultural Laboratory, Intertek Group PLC, EMD Millipore Corporation (Millipore Sigma), BioMerieux SA, Aurea AgroSciences, 3M Company, Charm Sciences Inc., Neogen Corporation, and Biolumix

*Definition: Agricultural testing is an integral part of precision agriculture. The accuracy of measurements can be improved with the help of the right tools. The latest tools in agricultural testing allow researchers to perform numerous tasks, including monitoring and auditing the quality of agricultural products.

Agricultural testing involves the analysis of soil and water to assess their suitability for crops and other uses. It measures the level of various elements such as potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, zinc, and salts. It can help identify contaminants that are present in soils and guide producers in selecting appropriate agronomic practices. The testing can also reveal the pH and salinity of a soil. A good soil test can give farmers the information they need to improve their crops.

Market Dynamics:

Growing concern over food safety and need to promote agricultural sustainable practices are prime factors driving growth of the agricultural testing market. Moreover, liberalization of trade and growing agricultural exports is again augmenting market growth. Furthermore, Increasing demand for food that are free from pesticides and insects are further driving growth of the agricultural testing market.

On the other hand, high cost associated and time involved is expected to restrict the market growth.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global agricultural testing market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2022–2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global agricultural testing market based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Eurofins Scientific, Agilent Technologies Inc., SCS Global Services, Bureau Veritas SA, ALS Limited, Element Materials Technology (EXOVA), TUV Nord Group, Apal Agricultural Laboratory, Intertek Group PLC, EMD Millipore Corporation (Millipore Sigma), BioMerieux SA, Aurea AgroSciences, 3M Company, Charm Sciences Inc., Neogen Corporation, and Biolumix
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global agricultural testing market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global agricultural testing market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Agricultural Testing Market, By Sample:
    • Water Testing
    • Soil Testing
    • Seed Testing
    • Biosolids Testing
    • Manure Testing
    • Other Samples
  • Global Agricultural Testing Market, By Geography:
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • South America
    • Africa
  • Company Profiles:
    • Eurofins Scientific
    • Agilent Technologies Inc.
    • SCS Global Services
    • Bureau Veritas SA
    • ALS Limited
    • Element Materials Technology (EXOVA
    • TUV Nord Group
    • Apal Agricultural Laboratory
    • Intertek Group PLC
    • EMD Millipore Corporation (Millipore Sigma)
    • BioMerieux SA
    • Aurea AgroSciences
    • 3M Company
    • Charm Sciences Inc.
    • Neogen Corporation
    • Biolumix

Frequently Asked Questions

The global agricultural testing market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 5,426.30 Million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.70% between 2022 and 2028.
Growing concern over food safety and sustainable practices are fuelling the growth of the market.
The Soil Testing segment is the leading component segment in the market.
High cost and time involved is the major factors restraining growth of the market.
Eurofins Scientific, Agilent Technologies Inc., SCS Global Services, Bureau Veritas SA, ALS Limited, Element Materials Technology (EXOVA), TUV Nord Group, Apal Agricultural Laboratory, Intertek Group PLC, EMD Millipore Corporation (Millipore Sigma), BioMerieux SA, Aurea AgroSciences, 3M Company, Charm Sciences Inc., Neogen Corporation, and Biolumix

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