The Global “Nitrification and Urease Inhibitors Market” is expected to grow at a high CAGR during the forecasting period (2021-2028).
The objective of using nitrification inhibitors is to control nitrate loss by leaching or producing nitrous oxide (N2O) by denitrification from the topsoil by keeping N in the ammonium form longer and thus increasing N-use efficiency.
Furthermore, by delaying ammonium conversion to nitrate, nitrification inhibitors avoid undesirable high nitrate levels in plants.
Increasing food grain production, diversification nitrification inhibitors on consumption patterns of different crops, rising awareness among the farmers, and various government initiatives have driven ‘s growth this market’s growth.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2018, global NH3 capacity was 185.8 Mn tonnes, N available for fertilizers was 132.78 Mn tonnes, and N fertilizer demand was 115.37 Mn tonnes.
However, the inconsistent effectiveness of nitrification inhibitors may hinder the growth of the global market.
With the adoption of modern farming techniques across the globe, the demand for agrochemicals has surged to increase crop yield, which is a major driving factor for the growth of the nitrification inhibitors market. Nitrification inhibitors delay the nitrification of applied nitrogen in soils by temporarily suppressing the oxidation of ammonium nitrogen.
They are an effective means of reducing environmental problems related to nitrate in agricultural soils and increasing fertilizer nitrogen efficiency.
Although several chemicals are known to reduce the rate of nitrification, only increasing fertilizer nitrogen efficiency products.
Nitrification inhibitors applied with ammonium fertilizers are effective deterrents to lead commercial products’ requirements open.
Food production benefits may result from increased crop yield and quality, nitrogen and energy conservation, disease control, management flexibility, and pollution abatement obtained from nitrification inhibitors.
Nitrification inhibitors help reduce losses of nitrogen in the soil that crops would otherwise use. Five major factors influence nitrogen loss from the soil. They are leaching; denier crops would otherwise use soil erosion and runoff.
Leaching is the movement of plant nutrients in the soil solution to a point below the root zone. Nitrate is not helped by soil particles and has a greater potential to leach. Leaching occurs most frequently in coarse-textured or sandy, well-drained soils. It can also occur during heavy precipitation or irrigation.
The North America Nitrification and Urease Inhibitors Market is valued at USD XX Mn in 2018 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.84% over the forecast period to reach a USD XX Mn by 2026.
North America holds 17% of the market share in 2018 and is expected to be XX% by 2026 for Global Nitrification and Urease Inhibitors Market.
The United States holds 51.77% of the market share in 2018 and is expected to be XX% by 2026 for North America’s Market.
North America is the fastest-growing share in the overall market due to its increasing focus on sustainable agriculture and a high degree of environmental awareness due to governmental regulations responsible for adopting nitrification inhibitors.
In the North American region, the lands are acidic in nature, and the use of nitrification inhibitors helps maintain the soil’s desirable pH level.
The major market drivers in the US are the easy application and the availability of nitrification inhibitors. Additionally, the high adoption of precision agriculture technology drives market growth, as the use of variable rate technology (VRT) requires liquid fertilizers.
By type, Nitrapyrin and DCD currently have widespread use in North American agriculture. Based on the crop, Cereals, Millets and Oilseeds hold the major market share, while fruits & vegetables are growing at the fastest products containing DCD, including Guardian DF, Guardian-DL crop 31-0-0, Guardian-LP 15-0-0, Agrotain Plus, and Super U.
Guardian-DF and Guardian-DL are intended for application with Nitrogen solutions or liquid manure. Also, Guardian DF can be impregnated on dry Nitrogen fertilizers.
Many players in the US are well-established and are the market leaders in nitrification inhibitors. Major companies, such as the DOW Chemical Co. and Eco Agro, are considered the primary producers of North America’s nitrification inhibitors.