The "US & Canada Nitrification and Urease Inhibitors Market" is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.1% during the forecasting period (2022-2029).
The objective of using nitrification inhibitors is to control the loss of nitrate by leaching or the production of nitrous oxide (N2O) by denitrification from the topsoil by keeping N in the ammonium form longer and thus increasing N-use efficiency.
Furthermore, nitrification inhibitors, by delaying the conversion of ammonium to nitrate, avoid undesirable high nitrate levels in plants used for human and animal nutrition.
Increasing food grain production, diversification in consumption patterns of different crops, rising awareness among the farmers, and various government initiatives have driven the growth of this market.
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 US and Canada markets.
With the adoption of modern farming techniques in the US and Canada, the demand for agrochemicals has surged to increase the 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 in increasing the efficiency of fertilizer nitrogen.
Although several chemicals are known to reduce the rate of nitrification, only a few comply with the requirements for commercial products.
Nitrification inhibitors applied with ammonium fertilizers are effective deterrents to leaching and denitrification losses of nitrogen.
Food production benefits may result from increased crop yield and quality, nitrogen and energy conservation, disease control, management flexibility, and pollution abatement obtained from the usage of nitrification inhibitors.
Nitrification inhibitors help reduce losses of nitrogen in the soil that would otherwise be used by crops. There are five major factors that influence nitrogen loss from the soil. They are leaching, denitrification, volatilization, crop removal, 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 Nitrapyrin market was valued at USD XX Mn in 2018 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% over the forecast period to reach a USD XX Mn by 2027.
The Nitrapyrin market holds 38.1% of market share in 2018 and is expected to increase to 39.2% by 2027, for the US and Canada Nitrification and Urease Inhibitors market.
Nitrapyrin is an organic compound, widely used nitrification inhibitor in agriculture as well as a soil bactericide.
Nitrapyrin was a review by the EPA and deemed safe for use in 2005.
Nitrapyrin is a white crystalline solid with a sweet odor and is often mixed with anhydrous ammonia for application.
In contrast to some other products, nitrapyrin has a bactericidal effect, actually killing part of the Nitrosomonas population in the soil.
Thus it is effective until the bacterial population recovers in the zone of application and diffusion.
Because nitrapyrin is volatile it needs to be incorporated into the soil. In warm soils, nitrapyrin can degrade in about 30 to 40 days. However, it is very persistent in cool soils, which contributes to its effectiveness for fall and winter applications.
Nitrapyrin currently has widespread use in North America. Nitrapyrin can be injected directly into the soil with anhydrous ammonia or coated onto solid N fertilizers or mixed with manures.
The U.S. 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 2027.
California holds XX% of the market share in 2018 and is expected to be XX% by 2027, for U.S. Nitrification and Urease Inhibitors Market.
XX is the fastest-growing share in the overall market owing to it to increasing focus on sustainable agriculture coupled with a high degree of environmental awareness due to governmental regulations that are mainly responsible for the adoption of nitrification inhibitors.
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 is driving the market growth, as the use of variable rate technology (VRT) requires the use of liquid fertilizers.
In the U.S., products that contain DCD include Guardian DF, Guardian-DL 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. In addition, Guardian DF can be impregnated with 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 nitrification inhibitors in North America.
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