Commercial Challenges for Bringing Biopesticides to Market: What Does it Take to Survive?

AgroPages Op-Ed by Pam Marrone, CEO of Marrone Bio

Biopesticides represent approximately $2-3 billion of the $56 billion pesticide market. Growth of biopesticides is projected to outpace that of chemical pesticides, with compounded annual growth rates of more than 15%. With global population expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, there is an increasing need to produce more food more sustainably. While considerable progress has been made with biopesticide adoption into the market, biopesticides are less than 4% of the agrichemical market and barriers remain.

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2017-02-03T14:06:41+00:00