Outlook of the global seedling heat mat market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global seedling heat mat market to grow at a CAGR of approximately 4% during the forecast period. Rapid population growth has intensified the demand for food worldwide. The world is witnessing a reduction in arable land, which is forcing urban farming. Seedling heat mats are used by urban gardeners and with the increase in urban gardening, the demand for seedling heat mat will increasing.
Seedling heat mats are used to heat the bottom of the trays in which seeds are sown. It raises the temperature of the soil by 10-20 degrees above the ambient air temperature. Such increase in speed of productivity will increase the demand for seedling heat mats by the indoor growers in the future.
Geographical segmentation of the seedling heat mat market
- North America
In this market study, analysts have estimated the North American region to be the largest market for seedling heat mats during the forecast period. At present, North America dominates over all the other regions and is envisaged to retain its hold over the market until 2020 owing to the high popularity of indoor agriculture in this region. Since indoor farming involves the extensive use of seedling heat mats, an increase in indoor farming practices will result in this segment’s high growth during the forecast period.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The global seedling heat mat market is competitive and consists of well-diversified global and regional providers. However, as global players are increasing their footprint in the market, regional providers are finding it difficult to compete with them in terms of
Outlook of the global agriculture sprayer market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global agriculture sprayer market to grow moderately at a CAGR of about 5% until 2020. Agriculture sprayers are used by farmers to apply herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers to crops. The growing adoption of advanced farming techniques is leading to the increased adoption of agriculture sprayers during the predicted period. Moreover, the availability of agriculture sprayers in the form of portable sprayers, such as backpacks and sprayer guns, and as trailed sprayers will result in its augmented adoption during the forecast period.
The rising demand for self-propelled sprayers will impel market growth during the forecast period. Recently, it has been observed that farmers prefer less tillage as it prevents soil degradation. This trend has augmented the demand for self-propelled crop sprayers that can be used for both pre- and post-plant treatments. Though traditional pull-type sprayers are still in use, self-propelled units are becoming more popular as they allow more control over application time and cause less crop damage.
Product-based segmentation of the agriculture sprayer market
- Fuel based
In this market study, analysts have estimated the fuel-based sprayer segment to account for more than 53% of the total market share by 2020. Fuel-based agriculture sprayers have high capacity and are highly efficient; thus, they are in high demand when compared to electric agriculture sprayers. Since these sprayers are inexpensive and readily available in the market, their demand, especially from developing regions like APAC and ROW, will increase rapidly during the forecast period.
Geographical segmentation and analysis of the global
Outlook of the global tree trimmer market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global tree trimmer market to grow moderately at a CAGR of about 5% during the forecast period. The consumers’ increasing purchasing power is a key driver for the growth of this market. Also, an increase in the number of households participating in lawn and garden activities will further enhance the growth prospects for this market.
The advent of battery powered tree trimmers is expected to boost market growth during the forecast period. The manufacturers of tree trimmers are increasingly incorporating advanced technologies to enhance their productivity and income. For instance, the Husqvarna Group is increasing its efforts to sell more battery products, such as battery-powered tree trimmers. This increase in the incorporation of advanced technologies will aid in the growth of this market during the forecast period.
Product-based segmentation of the tree trimmer market
The gas powered tree trimmer segment currently dominates this market and accounts for around 56% of the total market share. The high utilization of gas powered tree trimmers in the commercial segment due to their high capacity and efficiency will foster the prospects for growth in this market segment during the forecast period.
Geographical segmentation of the tree trimmer market
- North America
The North American region accounted for about 55% of the total market share in 2015 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 4% during the forecast period. The recent increase in urbanization and the presence of a large number of vendors in this region are the
Market outlook of the agricultural machinery market in the US
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the agricultural machinery market in the US to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during the forecast period. Consolidation of farms is the primary growth driver for this market. In the past two years, the US farms have witnessed increased number of consolidation, which has increased the number of large-sized farms. This trend is expected to continue as it has helped the large farms increase their investment in expensive agricultural machinery, driven by economies of scale, mass production, and higher revenue realization. Therefore, an increase in the number of large farms will fuel demand for agricultural machinery products, which will boost the growth of the market.
The lack of skilled workforce is also another major factor anticipated to drive the market growth during the forecast period. Agriculture is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process and with the shortage of farm labor, the agricultural sector in the US is largely affected. Factors such as aging workforce, the shift of focus among people toward other jobs, and stringent immigration rules have resulted in the mechanization of farms to replace workforce, and this is expected to drive the demand for agricultural machinery.
Product segmentation and analysis of the agricultural machinery market in the US
- Combine harvester
- Haying machinery
- Planting and fertilizing machinery
- Plowing and cultivating machinery
- Livestock machinery
The tractors segment dominated the agricultural machinery market in the US in 2015 and accounted for almost 40% of the total market share. The mid-range and compact tractors witnessed the strongest
Market outlook of the global grow lights market
Technavio’s research analyst predicts the global grow lights market to grow steadily at a CAGR of approximately 12% during the forecast period. The world is witnessing a reduction in arable land, which is forcing the use of greenhouse and vegetable factories. Grow lights are one of the major components of these factories.
One of the most promising fields in agriculture these days entails growing crops indoors in layers, stacked in racks, in existing underutilized warehouses or multi-story buildings. Increasing population and urbanization has forced people to adopt indoor farming to meet the increasing food demand. Grow lights are extensively used for indoor farming, and this is expected to increase their demand during the forecast period.
Product segmentation and analysis of the grow lights systems market
- High pressure sodium (HPS)
- Incandescent and halogen
The fluorescent grow light segment dominated the global grow lights market with close to 53% of its share in 2015. In the past, standard fluorescents were primarily used for starting seedlings, mainly because they were inefficient. But advances in technology have changed that. High output and compact fluorescent grow lights emit more light, less heat, and a strong light spectrum than standard fluorescents, and are more efficient than incandescent lamps.
Geographical segmentation and analysis of the grow lights systems market
- North America
- ROW (Latin America and MEA)
Europe dominates the global grow lights market. There has been an increase in
Market outlook of sprinkler systems
Technavio’s research analyst predicts the global sprinkler systems market to grow steadily at a CAGR of over 15% during the forecast period. The rising scarcity of water is the primary driver for the growth of the market. Demographic changes due to industrialization and rapid urbanization have resulted in unsustainable economic practices and degradation of natural resources. These factors have led to many problems across the globe, one of them being the shortage of water. The growing need for water coupled with significant water management issues is making water an expensive resource, forcing governments in various regions to put regulations on consumption of water.
Another remarkable trend that is gaining traction and additionally driving the growth of the market is the introduction of robotic sprinklers. Manufacturers of sprinkler systems have come up with robotic sprinklers to replace the old traditional sprinklers to save water and money. For instance, Droplet, a robotic sprinkler, waters only the area where there are plants. Through a cloud software system, this robotic sprinkler waters the grass, the trees, and the areas without indiscriminately watering the whole yard.
Product segmentation and analysis of the sprinkler systems market
- Flow meters
The controllers segment is the largest market in the sprinkler systems market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 18% during the forecast period. Initially, the growth of this segment was slow due to high cost and lack of awareness among consumers. However, these devices are gaining popularity with the rising concerns of water scarcity, growing awareness of the benefits provided