A plot seeder is a machine that is used for planting seeds in straight rows or in lines by properly drilling or dibbling the soil, which in turn, helps in enhancing the yield of the land and also helps farmers in activities such as such as weeding, nutrient application, or harvesting. Plot seeder plays an important role by helping the farmers in terms minimizing the wastage of seeds and also increases crop yielding and harvesting. The machine also helps in decreasing the turnaround time required for seedling. Major factors driving growth of the plot seeder market are increasing adoption of technology driven agriculture equipment and increasing demand for food, due to growing population. Furthermore, plot seeder also has an advantage over other types of seeder equipment, as these can plant the seed in multiple rows in short time by distributing them evenly and accurately. Hence, this is another factor propelling growth of the market.
Increasing demand for advanced products in the agriculture sector is one of the major driving factors for growth of the market
Rising population base worldwide has led to increasing demand for crop yields and food products. Therefore, demand for better and efficient agriculture equipment has also increased. Furthermore, farmers are adopting new technologies, in order to increasing the yield of crops without wastage of seed. Moreover, demand for higher quality food products is increasing, which has forced farmers towards adoption of new technology for farming. This, in turn, helps in increasing the production of food along with the more variety, consistency, and year-round availability. At the same time, governments are also encouraging farmers to adopt new technologies as it help in conserving natural resources and limit environmental pressures. Therefore, technological advancement will positively help in increasing agricultural productivity and promoting agriculture development in all countries.
Lack of awareness among farmers in emerging countries is one of the key challenges for growth of the market
Farmers in emerging economies such as India and Indonesia still rely on conventional farming techniques, as they are do not have the knowledge about the new techniques. Another reason for low or no adoption of these technologies is that the cost associated with techniques is very high, which is not affordable. Moreover, economic uncertainties in some of the regions and decrease in agriculture output, due to utilization of conventional techniques in farming is expected to hamper growth of the market.
Global Plot Seeders Market Taxonomy
On the basis Distribution Method, the global plot seeder market is classified into:
On the basis Number-row, the global plot seeder market is classified into:
- 1-10 row
- 11-20 row
- 21-30 row
- 31-40 row
On the basis Application, the global plot seeder market is classified into:
On the basis of regions, the global plot seeder market is classified into:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East
Global Plot Seeders Market: Regional Insights
On the basis of region, the global plot seeder market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. North America is expected to account for the dominant position in the market during the forecasted period. Maximization of crop productivity by adopting new techniques such as crop sensors, air spray seeder, robots, and many more, rising demand of agriculture production, growing concern for increasing productivity of farmers are some of the factors that will help in fuelling growth of the plot seeder market in this particular region For instance, according to the United States Food and Agriculture Organization, the global cereal consumption was 38 million tonnes in 2016 and was increased by 1.5% in 2017. Moreover, the U.S. government also started supporting the farmers in terms of providing the facility of loans, rental facility that helps them to purchase new equipment, which would increase production of crops by minimizing wastage of seeds. This will be another factor for the increase in adoption of plot seeder machine Moreover, government authorities are also conducting training programs for famers, in order to increase awareness about benefits of using advanced technology in farming For instance, in February 2015, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had invested approximately US$ 18 million for conducting training programs for farmers.
Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit high growth during the forecasted period. This owing to increasing population in countries such as India and China, where high percentage of population focuses on farming to earn their livelihood. Factors such as high rate of adoption of new technologies so that the productivity of farm operations can be improved and costs can be cut down, booming economy and rise in food demand is expected to drive this industry’s growth in the region. Therefore, strong economic growth in emerging economies such as China, India, and the Middle Eastern is projected to further drive demand for plot seeder in the agriculture sector.
Global Plot Seeders Market: Key Players
Key players operating in the global plot seeder market are Almaco, APV – Technische Produkte GmbH, Blount International, Woods Equipment, Duro France, Inc., Haldrup Gmbh, Jaulent Industrie, Land Pride, Novag, Wintersteiger AG, and Zurn Harvesting GmbH & Co. KG.
Global Plot Seeders Market: Key Developments
- In January 2018, Wintersteiger AG, one of the international machinery and plant engineering group, announced a launch of its tractor-mounted, heavy Plotseed XL plot seeder was developed for precise sowing of plots in agricultural field research.
- In January 2017, RTP Outdoors, the US-based company, announced a launch of its GENESIS food plot seeder at the QDMA Convention. The GENESIS is a no till food plot drill that will plant a variety of food plot seeds and blends, into the ground, even in the toughest soil conditions.
- In January 2016, SeedMaster, US-based Farm equipment supplier, announced a launch of its new seed plot drill which delivers the same product placement as modern seeding equipment. This new seed plot drill is designed to improve the crop research consistency.