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Jul 10, 2024

Herbicide Market From Traditional Solutions to Innovation - New Report Analyzes Trends

InsightAce Analytic Pvt. Ltd. announces the release of a market assessment report on the "Global Herbicides Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Source Type (Microbial, Biochemical And Synthetic Chemical, Others (Plant Phytotoxic Residues And Other Botanical Extracts)), Formulation (Granular, Liquid, Others (Pellets, Dust And Powder)), Mode of Application (Seed Treatment, Soil Treatment, Foliar, Post-harvest), Crop type (Agricultural crops, Non-agricultural crops)- Market Outlook And Industry Analysis 2031"


The Global Herbicides Market is valued at US$ 41.25 Bn in 2023, and it is expected to reach US$ 71.15 Bn by 2031, with a CAGR of 7.22% during the forecast period of 2024-2031.


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Herbicides are chemical substances essential for controlling unwanted plant growth, commonly known as weeds, across various sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, landscaping, forestry, and aquatic environments. In agriculture, they play a critical role in maximizing crop yields by suppressing weeds that compete with crops for essential resources like nutrients, water, and sunlight. This ensures efficient use of agricultural inputs and contributes significantly to global food security by maintaining high levels of productivity.

Herbicides are indispensable across agriculture, horticulture, landscaping, forestry, and aquatic environments, where they play crucial roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems and enhancing productivity. In horticulture and landscaping, they create weed-free environments that support the growth of fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants, while in forestry, they prepare planting sites and manage vegetation to foster desired tree species. Specialized herbicides also control aquatic weeds and algae, preserving water quality. Overall, herbicides offer efficient weed management solutions, categorized by their composition, mode of action, application timing, and soil persistence, ensuring tailored effectiveness while adhering to environmental standards to minimize ecological impact on non-target species.


List of Prominent Players in the Herbicides Market:

  • UPL
  • Bayer AG
  • DUPont
  • Syngenta
  • FMC Corporation
  • Drexel Corporation
  • Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Nufarm
  • Other Prominent Players


Market Dynamics:



The rising need for biologics to target complicated illnesses and decrease side effects. The herbicides market is driven by several key factors amid rising global population and food demand. Herbicides play a crucial role in enhancing crop yields by combating weed competition, crucial for meeting increased agricultural productivity needs worldwide. The expansion of arable land, particularly in developing countries, further boosts demand for herbicides to manage weeds on newly cultivated farmlands.


Additionally, the shift towards intensive agriculture, aimed at maximizing yields per acre, relies heavily on herbicides. Advances in herbicide technology continue to improve efficacy and environmental safety, contributing to their widespread adoption. Government subsidies supporting agricultural productivity and food security indirectly bolster herbicide usage, alongside increasing demands in biofuel production and the expansion of landscaping and gardening sectors, which require weed management solutions for maintaining aesthetically pleasing environments.



The herbicides market faces challenges due to environmental and health concerns such as groundwater contamination and impacts on non-target organisms. Stricter regulations and the development of herbicide-resistant weeds pose challenges, driving the need for new strategies and integrated weed management. Organic farming trends and generic competition from expired patents further complicate market dynamics, pushing manufacturers to innovate amidst rising costs and regulatory hurdles.


Regional Trends:

North America, especially the United States and Canada, boasts an advanced agricultural sector heavily dependent on herbicides to boost crop yields efficiently. Supported by government subsidies and crop insurance, farmers adopt new herbicide technologies widely. This ensures high herbicide adoption rates despite stringent regulations, essential for effective weed management and safeguarding crop quality. The region's dominance in crops like corn, soybeans, wheat, and cotton necessitates significant herbicide use to sustain productivity, aided by robust distribution networks and increasing demand from biofuel production, particularly corn-derived ethanol.


Recent Developments:

  • In April 2024, ADAMA has launched an upgraded version of its herbicide, Agil, in China. Agil excels in controlling common annual grass weeds in broadleaf crops, offering a broad spectrum of weed control. It is approved for multiple crops, renowned for its versatility and safety profile.
  • In Jan 2024, UPL Corporation Ltd. introduced BATALIUM® Herbicide, registered for effectively managing a wide range of grass and broadleaf weeds that hinder yield potential in spring, durum, and winter wheat crops.
  • In Feb 2024, Surtain™ herbicide, the first solid encapsulated premix product, has received EPA registration and is approved for use pending state approvals. Its innovative technology provides growers with a broad application window from pre-plant through early post-emergence, effectively controlling or suppressing 79 key broadleaf and grass weeds.


Segmentation of Herbicides Market-


By Source Type:

  • Microbial
  • Biochemical And Synthetic Chemical
  • Others (Plant Phytotoxic Residues and Other Botanical Extracts)

By Formulation:

  • Granular
  • Liquid
  • Others (Pellets, Dust and Powder)

By Mode of Application:

  • Seed Treatment
  • Soil Treatment
  • Foliar
  • Post-harvest

By Crop Type:

  • Agricultural Crops
  • Cereals & Grains
  • Oilseeds & Pulses
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Non-Agricultural Crops
  • Turf & Ornamentals
  • Plantation Crops
  • Homes And Gardens
  • Industrial Vegetation Management
  • Biochemical And Synthetic Chemical


By Region-

North America-

  • The US
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • Germany
  • The UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe


  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • South East Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America-

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America

 Middle East & Africa-

  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa