US sales of agricultural biotechnology products will grow 5.8 percent yearly through 2006. Transgenic seeds and crops will remain dominant, led by insect-protected and/or herbicide-tolerant corn and soybeans. Longer-term gains will be driven by transgenic wheat and rice seeds, transgenic plant and animal factories, porcine somatotropin, and DNA-based plant diagnostics.
This study analyzes the $2.1 billion US agricultural biotechnology industry. It presents historical data (1996, 2001) and forecasts to 2006 and 2011 by product (e.g., transgenic seeds and plants, animal growth hormones, biopesticides, agricultural diagnostics, transgenic livestock, forestry products, aquaculture, transgenic plant factories); by end-use application (e.g., crop protection, livestock health promotion, crop enhancement, chemical production); and by market.
The study also examines the market environment, reviews technology, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 33 companies including Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Delta and Pine Land, and Bayer CropScience.