Leading Distributor and Retail Trends on the U.S. Crop Protection Market

The U.S. crop protection chemical industry is a mature yet dynamic market. Among the factors driving the 2018 market at the distributor level are flat to declining major planted crop acreage, low commodity prices on most of the major crops, and new chemistry from several major research manufacturers for resistant weeds. Ag retailers continue to adopt and market biopesticides as they increasingly show effectiveness, either alone or combined with traditional chemistry, and as consumer demand for organically-produced food grows.Continue reading

US Crop Protection Program

Kline Analyzed U.S. Crop Protection Programs Available to Distributors, Retailers, and Growers in 2018

By program effectiveness, Corteva, Bayer, and BASF are the top three companies with the most distributors, according to Kline’s recently published report, Effectiveness of the U.S. Crop Protection Company Channel Incentives. Bayer ranks first in more of the horseshoe (specialty) markets while Corteva is more in the Midwest. Monsanto was also in the top three, but only with some distributors. Companies surveyed for the study were ranked by distributors and retailers who provided us with a ranking by the effectiveness of companies’ incentive programs.Continue reading

2018 U.S. Crop Protection Programs

2018 U.S. Crop Protection Programs for Distributors, Retail and Growers

Kline is currently working on a new report providing an analysis of 2018 crop protection programs offered to distributors, retail and growers by the key research based and generic crop protection suppliers. The Effectiveness of U.S. Crop Protection Company Channel Incentives report will include a spreadsheet layout of program summaries, organized by supplier and type of program and the estimated percent payout potential by product.

The list of suppliers included in the report are generic companies ADAMA and Albaugh, mid-majors Arysta and UPI, and research-based BASF, Bayer, Corteva, FMC, Monsanto, Syngenta and Valent. They represent an estimated 85% to 90% – or about $9.3 billion – of the total crop protection business in the U.S.Continue reading

Crop Protection Industry

Crop Protection Industry Sees a 5% Sales Increase as well as Competitive Landscape Changes

Due to industry consolidation, investments in precision agriculture, and new product introductions the U.S. crop protection chemical industry experiences an interesting year in 2017. The total crop protection market in the U.S. grows by over 5% in 2017, according to the Crop Protection Manufacturers Report: A Strategic Market Analysis of the U.S. Crop Protection Industry, a recently published report by Kline.

The increase in planted crop acreage, particularly in soybean and cotton, helps contribute to an increase in the sales of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Only plant growth regulators see a sales decrease by 0.4%.Continue reading

Crop Protection Industry

Crop Protection Industry Sales Remain Strong in 2013, According to Kline

Affected by prolonged rainfall, weed resistance issues, and higher manufacturing costs the U.S. crop protection industry remained strong in 2013, posting an 8.2% increase over the previous year. Net manufacturers’ sales within the crop protection industry total $9.2 billion, according to the recently published Crop Protection Manufacturers Report: A Strategic Market Analysis of the U.S. Crop Protection Industry by worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company.

In anticipation of a healthy planting season, corn growers purchased high inventories of herbicides but excessive spring wetness in the Corn Belt and throughout the country caused almost 2 million acres to remain fallow and deferred spring planting, forcing some corn growers to switch to short maturity soybean varieties. The wet conditions reduced insect pressure, causing the insecticide segment to decline at a double-digit percentage while promoting disease pressure and modestly increasing fungicide sales. However, many growers halted or did not start fungicide applications as the wet weather was soon replaced by the summer time droughts. The plant growth regulators segment declines slightly as it heavily targets the cotton markets where acres planted decrease almost 16% in 2013. Continue reading

Sales Grow 6.2% for Crop Protection Distributors during 2013

Sales Grow 6.2% for Crop Protection Distributors during 2013

With growth of 6.2%, the U.S. crop protection chemical industry is projected to become an $11 billion market at the distributor cost of goods sold (COGS) level during 2013, according to the recently published report Leading Distributors in the U.S. Crop Protection Industry: A Strategic Market Analysis by global consulting and research firm Kline & Company. By tracking the leading 17 distributors, the report covers over 96% of total crop protection chemicals sales within the United States. Sales reported include both private-label crop protection chemicals and adjuvants, which include surfactants, oils, water conditioners, and drift control agents.Continue reading