Plant growth regulators are the chemicals that shape plant growth in many complex ways. They control such activities as differentiation and cell division, root and shoot growth, ripening and flowering. These are naturally occurring elements that regulate all development and growth of plants, also called as plant hormones. Hormones are moved around the plant in extremely low concentrations. Some plant growth regulators like cytokinins and auxins are man-made synthetic growth regulators which are applied to plants to get a myriad of changes. Several plant growth promoters such as auxins, cytokinins, ethylene, and abscisic acid are made by the tissues of the plant.
The demand for increased crop productivity and the predicted challenges related to plant survival under adverse environmental conditions have renewed the interest in research in root biology. Various physiological and genetic studies have provided ample evidence in support of the role of plant growth regulators in root development. Factors such as increasing demand for cotton with the growth of the textile industry coupled with the rise of the organic farming industry is expected to fuel the demand for plant growth regulators over the forecast period. However, growing performance of farmers towards better performing agro chemicals is expected to hamper the growth of the plant growth regulator market. Focus towards product innovation to manufacture less environmental threatening and economical plant growth regulators is anticipated to provide new opportunities to the market.
Cytokinins were the majorly consumed plant growth regulators Market industry in 2012, accounting for over 40% of the global demand, and are also expected to witness the fastest growth within the forecast period. Demand for cytokinins has been on the rise owing to their extensive use in enhancing capacity of plants to endure water deficiency by protecting the nitrogen and carbon assimilation process during stress. Increasing demand for medicinal plants with the growth of the herbal medicine industry at a global level is expected to drive the demand for auxins as well. Other plant hormones such as mepiquat chloride and gibberellins are extensively used in cotton plants and seed germination, and are expected to follow a similar trend with the growth of the textile industry.
Demand for plant growth regulators was significantly high in Europe in 2012, owing to the large scale organic farming industry where certain plant hormones such as auxins, cytokinins, and gibberellins are used in various techniques of farming. The demand for plant hormones have also been highly prevalent in North America due to the rapidly emerging organic farming industry coupled with the vast cotton industry, especially in the U.S. Emerging regions such as Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period, rising at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2013 to 2019. Emerging regions such as India and China have been two of the leading cotton producers on a global scale majorly due to the presence of a huge textile industry in the region.
BASF SE, Bayer CropScience, Crop Care Limited, DuPont, NuFarm Limited, Redox Industries Ltd, and Sichuan Guoguang Agrochemical Co., Ltd. are some of the key players present in the plant growth regulator industry.
Plant growth regulators, also known as plant hormones are chemicals occurring in low concentrations, which promote plant growth by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients to the plant. Various plant growth regulators such as cytokinins, auxins, and mepiquat chloride are used in certain agriculture and pharmaceutical applications.
The report on plant growth regulators provides a detailed analysis and forecast of the market on a global as well as regional level. On a global level, the market has been segmented on the basis of revenue (USD million) for a period ranging from 2013 to 2019. For an in-depth understanding of the market on the regional level, the demand has been forecast based on revenue (USD million). The report includes drivers and restraints and their impact on the growth of the market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the report covers opportunities available for the growth of the market during the forecast period on a global as well as regional level.
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The market has been segmented based on products. The segment has been analyzed and forecast based on revenue (USD million) during 2013 to 2019. Additionally, the segment has been analyzed and forecasted based on the current trends at the global as well as regional level for the given time period. Geographically, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW), and the demand has been analyzed and forecast based on the current trends for a period of six years. Additionally, we have provided analysis and forecast of specific countries within each region on the basis of revenue (USD million) for the time period from 2013 to 2019.
Profiles of certain leading companies have been covered in this report along with a detailed analysis of their market share. The study profiles companies such as BASF, Bayer CropScience, Crop Care Limited, DuPont, NuFarm Limited, Redox Industries Ltd, and Sichuan Guoguang Agrochemical Co., Ltd. The market has been segmented as below:
Plant Growth Regulators Market: Product Segment Analysis
- Others (Mepiquate chloride, gibberellins, etc.)
Plant Growth Regulators Market: Regional Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World (Latin America, Africa and Middle East)