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Agricultural Adjuvants Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits & Vegetables, Others); By Function; By Application; By Formulation; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Published Date: Jul 2022
  • Pages: 111
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM1184
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Historical Data: 2018-2020

Report Summary

The global agricultural adjuvants market was valued at USD 3.61 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period. The growing demand for effective pesticides around the world is projected to propel the market forward. The use of pesticides in agriculture to boost crop productivity and yield is driving the demand for agricultural adjuvants.

Agricultural Adjuvants Market Size
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Agricultural adjuvants are controlled, which means they must be safe to use and limit the environmental consequences of cleaned foliar spray pesticides. Various government regulators, like the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and the Environmental Protection Agency, handle them by monitoring toxicity emissions within permissible limits. Agricultural adjuvant regulations set by regulatory agencies in various countries are the primary agricultural adjuvants market restraints.

One of the major factors driving the expansion of green adjuvants is a growing consumer concern for health and wellbeing. In the United States, consumers are rapidly leaning toward organic products and foods. As a result, corporations are concentrating their efforts on producing bio-based, environmentally acceptable adjuvants such as organo-modified siloxanes, changed vegetable oils, and methylation seed oil, among many others.

The COVID-19 pandemic has a direct impact on the agricultural adjuvants market's manufacturing and transportation activities. The global supply chain for agricultural adjuvants was disrupted as a result of the pandemic. Governments of the world shut down global trade and industrial facilities as a result of the agricultural adjuvants, which hampered international markets much more.

With the start of the year 2022, many countries have adopted some efforts to reduce covid prohibitions, leading to a positive impact on the agriculture adjuvants, which is expected to see a large increase in the future years. Furthermore, in recent years, the need for fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals and grains, and oilseeds and pulses has significantly increased.

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
The global market for agricultural adjuvants is being driven by an increase in demand for crop protection chemicals. Within the last decade, there has been a bigger emphasis on the environmental consequences of inappropriate pesticide use. The drift of spray droplets during the administration of crop protection chemicals has led to contamination of water bodies throughout diverse locations.

Agricultural and crop protection markets are benefiting from increasing technological breakthroughs in the market. Biotechnology advancements, improvements in farming practices, and changes in fertilizer company structure are some of the drivers driving agricultural adjuvant sales.

The market for agricultural adjuvant is predicted to grow as adjuvant technology evolves to be more targeted to specific crops. Surface tension, volatility, solubility, droplet size, and penetration are some of the pesticide qualities that affect crop quality and lead farmers to lose a lot of money owing to crop waste.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on crop type, function, application, formulation, and region.

By Crop Type

By Function

By Application

By Formulation

By Region

  • Cereals & Grains
    • Corn
    • Wheat
    • Rice
    • Others
  • Oilseeds & Pulses
    • Soybean
    • Others
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Others
  • Activator Adjuvant
    • Surfactant
    • Oil-based adjuvant
  • Utility Adjuvant
    • Compatibility Agent
    • Buffers/ Acidifiers
    • Antifoam agents
    • Drift Control agents
    • Water conditioners
    • Others
  • Herbicides
  • Fungicides
  • Insecticides
  • Suspension concentrate
  • Emulsifiable concentrates
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Emulsifiable concentrates are expected to witness the fastest growth

Emulsifiable concentrates are the optical fiber of flexible oily liquid compositions made by dissolving a specified quantity of pesticide in polar compounds (such as phenol, benzene, xylene, and solvent oil), which may additionally include lubricants and other additives.

Besides SC formulations, Emulsifiable Concentrates (EC) is one of the most often used crop protection formulations around the world. Emulsifiable concentrates are made up of one or more active pesticide components, a solvent, and an emulsifier system that allows the composition to be blended with water and create a stable emulsion.

Cereal & grains to drive the revenue generation

Cereals and grains are the most commonly consumed crop types in the Asia Pacific. The demand for agricultural adjuvants has been driven by the rising utilization of cereals and grains. Cereal grains and grains are effectively treated with non-ionic surfactants and herbicides, and pesticides.

They are frequently utilized to improve the characteristics of insecticides used in cash crop production. It is the primary source of income for farmers; thus, any harm to the yield will have a direct impact on just one farmer's or crop owner's fiscal viability.

Because it is impossible to spray all of the crops with pesticides on large farms like those that grow maize, wheat, and rice, adjuvants are employed to moisten, distribute, disperse, and emulsify the spray to improve herbicide/pesticide activity. Further, the fruits and vegetable segment are expected to grow due to the rising demand for fresh veggies around the world as people become more health-conscious.

Herbicide segment is expected to hold the significant revenue share

The herbicide adjuvant category is predicted to account again for the greatest share in the global agricultural adjuvants market. Farmers' biggest issue is the growing of undesired plants such as weeds and invasive plants that consume valuable nutrients in the soil and damage crops. In addition, rising global demand for crops is predicted to drive sales in this area during the forecast period.

Further, the major players focus on segmental growth. For instance, in March 2022, The Winfield CROPLAN portfolio has enhanced with the addition of CP3201AX CoAXium, a new spring wheat variety. It's a hard red spring that mixes devoted industry care with the proprietary trait that tolerates in-crop treatments of the aggressor herbicide to provide a new tool for weed management. Furthermore, the increased usage of adjuvants in herbicidal crop protection treatments is expected to expand as global acceptance of better agricultural practices.

The demand in North America is expected to witness significant market growth

The expanding importance of industrial and high-value crops, as well as growing farmer awareness of the benefits of adjuvants, are factors that are predicted to expand the North American market for agricultural adjuvants.

Furthermore, continuous research and development work on improved and efficient adjuvant solutions are projected to expand the market's potential. The use of adjuvants is supported by the government policies set by European countries toward sustainable farming practices, which is a crucial element driving the market growth for the agricultural adjuvants in the region.

The demand is rising in the Asia-Pacific market due to rapid industrialization and expansion. Since it contains vast agricultural acreage for cultivation, the Asia Pacific is predicted to do is provide lucrative prospects for the agriculture adjuvant market throughout the assessment year. Due to the decline of suitable for cultivation land as a result of industrialization, producers are on the hunt for agrochemicals that would ensure a good return from such a smaller plot of land.

To meet the increased demand for crop production for domestic and export markets, Indian farmers are turning to technologically enhanced procedures. Furthermore, the overall agricultural land in the region is declining as a response to industrialization and urbanization. As a result, farmers choose agrochemicals that help them increase productivity and production. India, China, and Japan are the most important contributors to the growth of the agricultural adjuvants market.

Competitive Insight

Some of the major players operating in the global agricultural adjuvants market include Adjuvant Plus., Brandt, INC., BASF, Corteva Agriscience, Croda International, Clariant AG, Drexel Chemical, Evonik Industries, Garrco Products, , Helena Agri-Enterprises, Innvictis Crop Care, Loveland Products  Lamberti S.P.A, Nouryon, Nufarm, and Plant Health Technologies.

Recent Developments

In March 2022, at the 2022 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Helena Enterprises LLC (US) debuted a new pest management technology. The Protecta technique, which relies on meticulous design, expert analysis, and confirmed results, promises to develop pesticides and pesticides differently. Protecta's pesticides and insects have well-balanced and reliable formulations. They offer enhanced disease and pest control, as well as improved solubility, handling, and administration.

Furthermore, in February 2021,  Louisiana was acquired by Stepan Company. A fermentation plant in Lake Providence is a good match for the rhamnolipid-based bio-surfactant technology that Stepan bought from Logos Technologies.

Agricultural Adjuvants Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


The market size value in 2021

USD 3.61 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 5.74 billion


5.4% from 2022 - 2030

Base year


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Segments covered

By Crop Type, By Function, By Application, By Formulation, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key companies

Adjuvant Plus Inc., Brandt, INC., BASF SE, Corteva Agriscience Corporation, Croda International Corporation, Clariant AG LTD, Drexel Chemical Company, Evonik Industries LTD, Garrco Products, Inc., Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC., Innvictis Crop Care LLC, Loveland Products Inc.  Lamberti S.P.A, Nouryon, Nufarm, and Plant Health Technologies 

Key Take-Away
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