Soil wetting agents
usually contain surfactants that reduce the surface tension of water. Reduced surface tension improves the ability of the water to spread on the soil surface and enter water repellent soil. It is important to note that surfactants do not directly reduce or alter soil water repellence. They basically help the water enter repellent soil easily. The formulation of wetting agents can also contain other active components that may help the penetration of wetting agent into the soil or have a water absorbing and folding function.
The turf care has been estimated to lead the market both in terms of value and volume. However, the agricultural application segment of soil wetting agent is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of XX% in terms of value. Effective moisture management has become an essential factor for the turf grass maintenance in dry seasons. Increasing demand for higher agricultural productivity coupled with critical climatic changes drive the market for soil wetting agents in turf care and agriculture. The growing turf care application in North America and Europe is propelling the market growth at a high rate.
Liquid form of soil wetting agent accounted for the largest share in the Soil Wetting Agents Market
in terms of value and volume. However, the granular form of soil wetting agents is projected to grow at comparatively higher CAGRs due to increasing demand from developing agrarian economies. The immense use of agrochemicals in protected agriculture motivates the use of soil wetting agents which is attracting the market globally.
Americas holds the largest share of soil wetting agents market, followed by Europe. The market in the Asia-Pacific depicts a strong scope for development due to adoption of better farming practices in order to meet the food requirements of the growing population. Countries in the Asia-Pacific, Latin American, Eastern European, and the Middle East regions are prospering in terms of increasing contribution of agriculture toward GDP with the commercialization of agricultural products on the rise. The rising population levels have also created the need to ensure an optimum level of agricultural productivity. Sample Companies Profiled in this Report are:
- Nufarm Limited (Australia)
- The Wilbur-Ellis Company (U.S)
- Bretty Young Seeds Limited (Canada)
- BASF SE (Germany)