No-Till and Minimum-Till Equipment Market - A Global and Regional Analysis: Focus on Product, Application, Supply Chain Analysis, and Country Analysis - Analysis and Forecast, 2023-2028

Feb 2024| BIS932A| BIS Research

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The Global No-Till and Minimum-Till Equipment Market Expected to Reach $8.87 Billion by 2028

Introduction to the No-Till and Minimum-Till Equipment Market

The market for no-till and minimum-till equipment is anticipated to grow quickly throughout the forecast period as a result of the ongoing technical advancements in the global agriculture industry. The global market for no-till and minimum-till equipment was estimated to be worth $6.58 billion in 2023 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.15% to reach $8.87 billion in 2028.

By improving soil health and fertility, cover cropping strategies are propelling growth in the no-till and minimum-till equipment sectors. Legumes and grasses are examples of cover crops that farmers use to reduce erosion, control weeds, and improve organic matter. This enhances soil structure, increases biodiversity, and diversifies crop rotations. By helping with natural nitrogen fixation, cover crops help cut down on the need for chemical fertilizers. In response, producers provide customized add-ons that facilitate a smooth transition into environmentally conscious farming and encourage long-term soil conservation and environmental stewardship.

For this study, all consortiums and associations in the no-till and minimum-till equipment market have been categorized according to their focus area and functions. The majority of industries nowadays are backed by industrial consortiums and associations, which are made up of a number of government agencies, businesses, researchers, and veterans. Through events and yearly conferences, these industry groups serve as a repository of information and connections, promote research and development by honoring trailblazing technologists, and foster networking within the sector.

Market Segmentation:

Segmentation 1: by Application

  • Farms and Agricultural Fields
  • Orchards and Vineyards
  • Pastures and Grazing Lands
  • Nurseries and Urban Agriculture
  • Others

Segmentation 2: by Product

  • Seed Drills and Planters
  • Cover Crop Seeders
  • Cultivators and Tillage Equipment
  • Precision Agriculture Technologies
  • Others

Segmentation 3: by Region

  • North America - U.S., Canada, Mexico
  • Europe - Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Ukraine, Switzerland, Greece, and Rest-of-Europe
  • Asia-Pacific - Japan, South Korea, Australia, and Rest-of-Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • U.K.
  • Middle East and Africa - Israel, South Africa, Turkey, Rest-of-Middle East and Africa
  • South America - Brazil, Argentina, Rest-of-South America

Recent Developments in the No-Till and Minimum-Till Equipment Market

  • In September 2023, Yetter Farm Equipment and Fast Ag Solutions partnered to develop DuraPlacer. DuraPlacer was positioned to enhance strip-till/freshening productivity combined with nutrient application. Fast's DuraPlacer line integrated efficient 60' or 40' strip-till or strip freshening with unmatched nutrient application productivity.
  • In June 2023, Väderstad, one of the key companies in tillage and seeding equipment manufacturing, expanded the facility of Väderstad Components in Överum, Sweden.
  • In February 2023, Great Plains introduced its true vertical tillage implement, the VT1100 Turbo-Max. The new VT1100 Turbo-Max has been redesigned to further its agronomic benefits while building on the Turbo-Max true vertical tillage legacy.

Demand – Drivers, Challenges, and Opportunities

Market Drivers:

Water conservation is one of the main forces behind the adoption of minimum- and no-till farming practices. By enhancing soil water retention, these methods lessen the frequency of irrigation. Farmers may maximize water use to ensure crops receive enough moisture without wasting too much by preserving soil structure and reducing water runoff. In addition to protecting a valuable resource, this emphasis on water efficiency supports sustainable agricultural methods and complies with international water conservation mandates. According to the USDA, no-till farming increases the amount of water that may penetrate the soil and benefit crops by reducing water runoff by 30% to 50%. In Australia, minimum-till farming has been shown to reduce irrigation water use by 40%, which has been very helpful in protecting water supplies in arid areas.

Market Challenges:

A major commercial challenge in the no-till and minimum-till equipment market is supply chain disruptions. A sophisticated international supply chain is involved in the manufacture and delivery of precision equipment and specialized agricultural machines. Events in geopolitics, natural disasters, or unanticipated crises (such as the COVID-19 pandemic) can cause supply chain disruptions that cause shortages of essential parts and delays in the delivery of equipment.

Manufacturers in this sector must take proactive steps to control and reduce these risks, such as strategic planning of the supply chain, supplier diversification, and backup plans. Unexpected interruptions can cause problems for the entire economic ecosystem by affecting farmers' access to critical equipment, raising expenses, and impacting production schedules.

Market Opportunities:

In the no-till and minimum-till equipment sector, developing and marketing cutting-edge agricultural equipment that causes the least amount of soil disturbance is a fantastic economic opportunity. Demand for cutting-edge equipment that functions well with minimal disturbance to the soil is developing as a result of the increased emphasis on sustainable farming. Examples of these tools include accurate cultivators and planters. Companies producing and delivering such cutting-edge machinery might gain a significant portion of the market, satisfying the demands of environmentally concerned farmers and fostering the expansion of sustainable agriculture. The USDA reports that in 2022, farmers using minimum- and no-till techniques adopted precision agricultural technologies at a rate of 15% higher than before. It is difficult to easily integrate these technologies into current machinery, necessitating additional expenditures for machinery upgrades or retrofits.

How can this report add value to an organization?

Product/Innovation Strategy: In the dynamic landscape of the no-till and minimum-till equipment market, significant advancements are revolutionizing agricultural practices, with a dedicated focus on optimizing farm performance. Harnessing cutting-edge solutions, including AI-driven analytics and real-time monitoring platforms, no-till and minimum-till equipment provide detailed insights into soil health, crop management, and resource utilization. Innovations such as precision agriculture techniques contribute to efficient farming practices, ensuring optimal crop yield and environmental sustainability. The market encompasses a diverse range of solutions, from state-of-the-art planting equipment to precision seeding systems, empowering farmers to enhance operational efficiency and minimize resource utilization effectively.

Growth/Marketing Strategy: The no-till and minimum-till equipment market is undergoing a remarkable transformation, mirroring the growth strategies observed in the server GPU sector. Key players in the industry are strategically expanding their business horizons, fostering collaborations, and entering partnerships to fortify their global presence. This trend aligns with the shift toward climate-smart agriculture, where companies are not only focused on technological advancements but also on sustainable farming practices. The synergy between technology firms and agricultural experts is driving the development of cutting-edge, climate-smart monitoring tools. Joint ventures and collaborative initiatives are instrumental in integrating diverse expertise, ultimately enhancing the market presence of these climate-smart solutions. This collaborative approach is pivotal in creating comprehensive, user-friendly, and efficient solutions for the evolving landscape of no-till and minimum-till agriculture.

Competitive Strategy: In the ever-evolving landscape of the no-till and minimum-till equipment market, manufacturers are diversifying their product offerings to address a wide range of agricultural needs and practices. Comprehensive competitive analysis underscores the specific capabilities of market participants, showcasing their tailored solutions and specialized knowledge in different regions. Collaborations with agricultural research institutions and technology organizations play a crucial role in fostering innovation and steering the continual transformation of the no-till and minimum-till equipment sector.

Report Synopsis

Report Metrics Details
Base year considered 2023
Forecast period considered 2023-2028
Base year market size $6.58 Billion in 2023
Market size forecast $8.87 Billion by 2028
Growth rate 6.15%
Units considered $ Billion
Segments covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle East and Africa, South America
Industry covered Agriculture
Regions covered U.S., Canada, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Ukraine, Greece, Switzerland, Rest-of-Europe, South Korea, Australia, Japan, Rest-of Asia-Pacific, China, U.K., Brazil, Argentina, Rest-of-South America, Turkey, Israel, South Africa, Rest-of-Middle East and Africa
Countries covered China, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Rest-of-Asia-Pacific
Companies studied
  • Vaderstad Group
  • AGCO Corporation
  • Salford Group Inc. (part of Linamar Corporation)
  • Great Plains Ag
  • Deere & Company
  • CNH Industrial N.V.
  • Kinze Manufacturing
  • KUBOTA Corporation
  • Alamo Group Inc.
  • Clean Seed Capital

Research Methodology

The research methodology design adopted for this specific study includes a mix of data collected from primary and secondary research. Both primary sources (in-house experts, industry leaders, and market players) and secondary research (a host of paid and unpaid databases), along with analytical tools, are employed to build the forecast and predictive models.

Data Sources

The research methodology design adopted for this specific study includes a mix of data collected from primary and secondary research. Both primary sources (in-house experts, industry leaders, and market players) and secondary research (a host of paid and unpaid databases), along with analytical tools, are employed to build the forecast and predictive models.

Primary Data Sources

The primary sources involve the no-till and minimum-till industry experts and stakeholders such as equipment and device manufacturers and suppliers. Respondents such as vice presidents, CEOs, marketing directors, and technology and innovation directors have been interviewed to verify this research study's qualitative and quantitative aspects.

The key data points taken from primary sources include:

  • validation and triangulation of all the numbers and graphs
  • validation of reports segmentation and key qualitative findings
  • understanding the competitive landscape
  • validation of the numbers of various markets for market type
  • percentage split of individual markets for region-wise analysis

Key Market Players and Competition Synopsis

The global agriculture sector has faced a looming labor crisis and environmental concerns such as soil conservation and carbon sequestration. The shift toward conservation tillage methods not only preserves the environment but also contributes to increased yields and cost savings for farmers. As the agricultural industry prioritizes sustainability, the no-till and minimum-till equipment market is poised for continued expansion. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the adoption of no-till and minimum-tillage practices has steadily increased in North America. In the U.S., for instance, the USDA reports a substantial rise in the use of no-till farming methods, with over 35% of cropland employing these practices. This trend has been driven by government initiatives promoting sustainable agriculture and soil conservation.

Efficient farming relies largely on zero tillage, utilizing no-till machinery for crop management, harvesting, and site preparation. It enhances their quality of life and expands their employment options. Utilizing no-till machinery improves land preparation and soil health, freeing up farmers' time for other pursuits. A new trend in the no-till and minimum-till equipment market is precision in no-till farming. Through programs such as Pitch AgriHack, where the government introduces new technology to aid agricultural transformation, regions such as Africa are encouraging students to pursue careers in agriculture.

Some prominent names established in this market are as follows:

  • Deere & Company
  • CNH Industrial N.V.
  • AGCO Corporation
  • Great Plains AG
  • Vaderstad Group

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