According to the new market research report “Soil Amendments Market by Type (Organic and Inorganic), Soil Type (Loam, Clay, Silt, and Sand), Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Fruits & Vegetables, and Oilseeds & Pulses), Form (Dry and Liquid), and Region – Global Forecast to 2025″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Soil Amendments Market is estimated to be valued at USD 3.7 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach a value of USD 6.2 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 10.7% during the forecast period. Factors such as the ease of availability of raw materials for humic substances, growing awareness about soil management, and desertification of land are projected to drive the growth of the soil amendments market.
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The loam segment is projected to be the largest segment in the soil amendments market during the forecast period.
Loamy soil is a mixture of sand, silt, and a lesser amount of clay particles. It has high calcium content and aeration capacity. It is rich in nutrients obtained from decomposed organic matter. This soil is commonly suitable for most crops and vegetables. In addition, loamy soil has moderate water retention capacity and is widely available across regions, due to which this segment is projected to dominate the market.
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The biofertilizers segment is estimated to account for the largest market share, in terms of value, in 2020.
Among organic soil amendments, the biofertilizers segment is estimated to account for the largest market share in 2020. Biofertilizers are offered at low prices and are applied in small dosages, in comparison with chemical fertilizers. Besides affecting the crops directly, they increase the population of soil microorganisms. They also secrete plant hormones, which favor germination and root growth. Phosphate solubilizing and mobilizing biofertilizers secrete organic acids and lower the pH in the nearby soil, which dissolves phosphates in the soil. Due to these benefits, biofertilizers are highly adopted in all organic amendments.
The fruits & vegetables segment, on the basis of crop type, is estimated to account for the largest market share, in terms of value, in 2020.
Vegetable crops are sensitive to water shortage. To increase the water-holding capacity of soils, growers use various soil amendments. The application of biofertilizers as soil amendments for fruits & vegetables helps to improve the quality, shelf life, and yield of fruits & vegetables. In addition, organic soil amendments are effective in increasing the water-holding capacity of soil used for nursery crops and floriculture in greenhouses by reducing the frequency of irrigation. Crops grown in greenhouses with sand or media with low organic matter are remediated using organic soil amendments.
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