The main players operating in the global agricultural biologics market are BASF SE (Germany), Vegalab S.A. (United States), Isagro S.P.A. (Italy) and Evogene Ltd (Israel).
At the same time, Syngenta Crop Protection AG (Switzerland), Marrone Bio Innovations (United States), UPL (India) and Bayer AG (Germany) stand out.
Other outstanding companies are: Valent Biosciences, Lallemand Inc, Koppert Biological Systems, Valagro S.P.A., Novozymes, CBF China Biofertilizers AG, Biolchim SPA, Symborg, Bienvenido, Andermatt Biocontrol AG, Verdesian Life Sciences., SEIPASA, Biobest Group NV, The DOW Chemical Company, Arysta Lifescience Limited and Certis USA LLC.
Plasma Innovative considers these companies to be the industry leaders.
Plasma Innovative, a company incorporated in Nevada, is an emerging cold plasma applications company.
This company intends to use its patented cold plasma technology to treat crops and plant seeds for agriculture.
While Plasma Innovative emphasizes that treated seeds produce healthier and more productive plants and crops, one of its principals has spent the past 16 years testing and developing this technology, which has been assigned to the company.
Although the company believes that there is no similar commercialized application of cold plasma for plant and crop seeds, it believes that it will nonetheless face competition in the agricultural market from other products, such as biologicals.
Agricultural biologicals are a diverse group of products derived from naturally occurring microorganisms, plant extracts, beneficial insects or other organic matter.
They are also seed treatment systems that are derived from natural materials such as plant extracts to improve crop yields and ensure nutritious plant growth.
They are also substitutes for harmful chemicals that damage the environment.
Agricultural bio-based products are not only environmentally friendly, but also help farmers grow healthier and more nutritious food.
Agricultural biological products are used to replace chemicals in agriculture to prevent diseases, weeds, etc. and maintain crop health.
Numerous companies are working on the development of high-performance agricultural products, such as pesticides and fertilizers.
They are usually divided into two or three main categories according to their use in agriculture:
- Biostimulants (products to improve plant growth/productivity).
- Biopesticides (phytosanitary or biocontrol products).
- Biofertility (products for plant nutrition).
However, these products usually have a specific use, which means that they can treat a specific type of disease.
They are also significantly more expensive than conventional fertilizers and pesticides.