BioControl Agents market: microbial and microbial are used as active substances for BioControl as active substance


BioControl Agents (BCAs) are the beneficial organisms that help farmers for pest control and in killing the weed plants that suck up the nutrients that are actually meant for the crops to grow. Biocontrol Agents have emerged as fast growing trend since it is a non-chemical alternative for pest control and thus a great natural alternative for healthy and toxin free crop production.

Due to massive growth of human population, changes in global climate, the emergence of novel/more virulent pathogens, there has been an increase in the demand for chemical-free and sustainably produced food products. Biological control market plays its role for the same. The use of bacterium-based biological control agents (BCAs) will be supportive if used as a part of an integrated management system.


Market Trends:

Currently, the BioControl Agents segment accounts to 3%-4% of the global pest control market. The global biocontrol agents market is estimated grow at a CAGR of 13.1% during the forecast period 2015-2020.

Increasing concern on soil fertility, environmental and food contamination related to excess use of chemical pesticides is one of the primary factors that has been driving the growth of this market. However, lack of enough awareness and knowledge among growers regarding these environmental friendly and effective pest control mechanisms hinders the reach of BioControl products.

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Geographical Outlook:

The overall market is also presented from the perspective of different geographic regions and the key countries in each region. North America is the dominant market which held more than one-third share in 2014 and is estimated to be the fastest growing, mainly driven by escalating preference among growers and increasing penetration of IPM practices in the agricultural system of this region.

BioControl agents market is dominated by five major companies, namely: 

  • Bayer CropScience AG,
  • BASF SE (Germany),
  • Syngenta AG (Switzerland),
  • Novozymes A/S (Denmark)
  • Koppert Biological systems (Netherlands)

All of these companies together held a major market share in previous years. These companies have significant presence in the biocontrol agents market with wide product mix and considerable brand image. Many more companies’ statistics have been analysed and reports are made by IndustryARC for BioControl Agents market.


There is a great scope for growth in BioControl Agents since it is a natural pest control alternative which implies it is chemical free option and a nature friendly one, which adds more to its impact and chances of its rise in agriculture throughout the world.


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