Grain Protectants Market size was valued at USD 630.2 million in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period 2022 to 2028. The global market report by PBI provides a thorough overview of the market which can be segmented by control method, target pest, grain type, and geography. By control method, the Grain Protectants Market is segmented into Physical, Chemical, and Biological. The chemical segment is expected to grow the most in the forecast period, owing to the increased demand for the effective and long-lasting effect of insecticides, herbicides, weedicides, etc. the biological sector is to witness the second highest growth due to raising awareness of the ill impact of chemical pesticides in the agricultural field ecology and adoption of organic method of grain protection. Based on the target pest, the Grain Protectants Market is segmented into Insects, Rodents Others. Insects and fungi pose the most threat to crops. Crop fields can be devastating if these infections are not controlled beforehand. On the other hand, stored crops face the most threats from rodents. Thus, protectants for the insects and fungi for grains before harvesting and Rodents during storage can be estimated to witness the most growth in the forecast period. By Grain type, the grain protectants market is segmented into rice, wheat, corn, and others. Different types of crops are affected by different species of insects and fungi, among them the rice is most susceptible.
In July 2022, reports have published in the journal Scientific Reports about the discovery of insecticide-resistant species of Sitophilus oryzae which is one of the devastating insects of rice.