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Biological Nematicides Settling in the Global Specialty Pesticides Market

The emergence of field crops as a fast-growing segment with biological nematicides as the quickest growing control method is the overriding trend from 2009 to the present, according to the recently published Nematicide Market: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report from global market research and management consulting firm Kline & Company based in New Jersey.
Nematicide seed treatments are expected to continue to be used on a spectrum of field crops which ties in with the trend to protect higher value seeds that are engineered with new traits.
Since 2009, the market has grown nearly 20 percent, with most of the growth in field crops and biological products occurring in the United States. In terms of sales value, chemical nematicides continue to be the largest product type used in 2014; however, the use of chemicals has dramatically decreased since 2011. Fumigants dropped off as well to give way to increasingly popular biologicals.
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