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Plant Phenotyping Equipment Market Analysis Report By Equipment, By End Use, By Application, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2018 To 2025

Report ID: MN17620099  |  Published: September 2020  |  No of Pages: 70
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Agriculture

Industry Insights

The plant phenotyping equipment market size across the globe was accounted for USD 124.75 million in 2017. It is projected to witness a 10.51% CAGR over the forecasted years, 2018 to 2025. The surging need to cater to rising food demands across the globe has triggered the adoption of plant research, which in turn, expected to drive the market growth for plant phenotyping equipment.

A report by the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization stated the need for cereals is expected to double by 2050. As the global population is on the rise, the demand for agriculture products and yields is anticipated to boost. Also, a study by IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) conducted in 2016 stated that external factors like global warming and extreme weather conditions will adversely affect the crop, aquaculture, forestry, and livestock productivity. Thus, the need for studying crop patterns and yield for enhancing the output is increasing.  

Global Plant phenotyping equipment market

Various innovative methods are being undertaken for boosting the quality and productivity of cereal grains and to cater to environmental challenges. Also, the need to carry out quantitative analysis for crop selection is being foreseen. Thus, various strategies for developing plants that have more nutritional content and resistance against environmental stresses and diseases are gaining traction. Such factors are expected to propel the demand for plant phenotyping equipment.

Equipment Insights

The plant phenotyping equipment market can be categorized into software and hardware based on the equipment type. The segment of hardware has been sub-segmented into imaging devices, sensor modules, drones, automated systems, portable devices, and LED lightings. In 2017, the segment of imaging devices held the largest share across the global market. It is also projected to continue its dominance in the upcoming years. This can be associated with the usage of imaging techniques for studying the features and functionalities of living plants.

The conventional phenotyping platforms offer a wide range of methodologies for imaging purposes. They can facilitate studies regarding complex traits like physiology, yield, resistance, growth, tolerance, and architecture. These platforms have also boosted the development of several tools across the plant biotechnology sector. Such factors are expected to drive market growth over the forecasted period.

End-Use Insights

The market can be categorized into the field, laboratory, and greenhouse segment based on the end-use. In 2017, the field end-use segment accounted for the highest share across the global market. The greenhouse segment is projected to witness the fastest growth from 2018 to 2025. This can be associated with the rising adoption of high-throughput platforms for deployment in greenhouses.

Rapid technological advances across computing, automatic control, sensing, and aeronautics sectors have helped in the development of controlled and field-based phenotyping platforms. Such platforms can be sold for commercial purposes like their deployment in the greenhouses. Such factors are projected to drive market growth in the upcoming years.

Application Insights

The global plant phenotyping equipment market can be segmented into product development, breeding, quality assessment, and plant research based on its application. In 2017, the segment of quality assessment held the highest share across the global market. The product development segment accounted for 12.0% CAGR over the forecasted period, 2018 to 2025.

China plant phenotyping equipment market

The plant phenotyping process analyzes complex traits of plants. Several breeders, researchers, and developers are working intensively at molecular and biochemical levels for enhancing plant cultivars and management processes using available quantitative data of plant phenotypes.

Regional Insights

North America is anticipated to register significant growth across the global market in the upcoming years. This can be associated with the rising number of initiatives being undertaken by the key players and governing bodies residing across this region for the deployment of advanced technologies. Moreover, initiatives like the establishment of associations of scientists and researchers are expected to trigger the demand for plant phenotyping equipment.

Europe is also projected to gain traction in the upcoming years due to the rising trend towards the establishment of phenotyping infrastructure across this region. For example, the launching of the EPPN (European Plant Phenotyping) Project, IPPN (International Plant Phenotyping Network), and UK Plant Phenomics Network are estimated to propel market growth across this region.

COVID-19 Impact Insights

The market is gaining traction due to the COVID-19 crisis. Rapid advances for the development of vaccines and immunity booster medicines and for conducting plant research are triggering the adoption of plant phenotyping equipment. Also, increasing health concerns among children and senior citizens over the consumption of non-edible food products are resulting in the loss of immunity power. Moreover, the usage of plant extracts in Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medicines is expected to propel the market growth over the post-pandemic period.

Plant Phenotyping Equipment Market Share Insights

The global market includes key players such as Qubit Systems Inc.; BASF SE; Phenomix; Keygene; WPS; Saga Robotics; Heinz Walz GmbH; and LemnaTec GmbH. They are continuously engaged in product innovation and development for widening their product portfolio.

Several strategies like partnerships and alliances are being undertaken by these players to gain a competitive advantage. For example, an equipment manufacturer named SMO bvba partnered with the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology in 2016 for the development of weighing, imaging, and watering machines that could be used to carry out scientific research.

Report Scope



The base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2013 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa

Country Scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Brazil

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends from 2013 to 2025 in each of the sub-segments. For this study, Million Insights has segmented the global plant phenotyping equipment market based on equipment, end-use, application, and region:

• Equipment Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2013 - 2025)
    • Hardware
        • Sensor Modules
            • Ultrasonic Distance Sensors
            • NDVI Sensors
            • RGB Web Cameras
            • Portable Spectrometers
            • Temperature Sensors
            • Humidity Sensors
            • Imaging Devices
            • Infrared Imaging
            • Fluorescence Imaging
            • Structural Tomography
            • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
            • Hyperspectral Imaging
            • Others (Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Forster Resonance Energy Transfer, NIR Imaging)
        • Automated System
            • Bench-based
            • Conveyor-based
        • Drones
        • LED Lighting
        • Portable Devices
    • Software

• End-Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2013 - 2025)
    • Greenhouse
    • Field
    • Laboratory

• Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2013 - 2025)
    • Plant Research
    • Breeding
    • Product Development
    • Quality Assessment

• Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2013 - 2025)
    • North America
        • The U.S.
        • Canada
        • Mexico
    • Europe
        • The U.K.
        • Germany
        • France
    • The Asia Pacific
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • South Korea
    • Middle East & Africa
    • South America
        • Brazil

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