Crop production industry includes growing crops, plants, vines, or trees and their seeds by establishments such as farms, orchards, groves, greenhouses and nurseries.
The global crop production market was valued at around $6 trillion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest region in the crop production market in 2017, accounting for nearly 60% of the market share. China was the largest country in the market in 2017, accounting for nearly 20% market share.
Remote sensing is the newest technology which has an increased use in agriculture for its enduring properties of yield estimation and crop damage assessment. Remote sensing is the process of obtaining information about an object or area, without having any physical contact, typically from an aircraft or satellite. It is increasingly being adopted by farmers as it helps in crop identification, crop condition assessment and stress detection. It also helps in the identification of planting and harvesting dates along with pest and disease infestation, crop yield modelling and estimation, and soil moisture estimation and mapping. This results in reducing costs and time invested on fertilizers.
Some of the major companies covered are Dole Food Company, Inc., Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. and Del Monte Pacific Limited.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
Crop production market is segmented into Vegetable Farming, Grain Farming, Greenhouse, Nursery, And Flowers, Fruit And Nut Farming, General Crop Farming and Oilseed Farming.
Vegetable Farming includes establishments involved in growing vegetable crops, and producing vegetable seeds.
Grain Farming includes establishments involved in growing grain crops and producing grain seeds.
Greenhouse, Nursery And Flowers includes establishments involved in growing any kind of crops under cover and growing nursery stock and flowers.
Fruit And Nut Farming includes establishments involved in growing fruits and tree nut crops.
General Crop Farming includes establishments involved in growing crops, such as tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, hay, sugar beets, peanuts, agave, herbs and spices and producing hay and grass seeds.
Oilseed Farming includes establishments involved in growing oilseed crops and producing seeds.