Jun. 1, 2016
The growth of this market is attributed to the increasing demand for organic products, the increasing global population, improved yield & productivity, and increasing trend towards modern farming practices such as controlled agriculture and urban farming. Increase in demand for organic foods, swift growth in the urban farming techniques, increased demand for horticulture along with the promotion and aid by government agencies have fueled the usage of soil blends & mixes among the modern agricultural practices.
The manufactured soil value chain includes material input manufacturers that provides with soil, compost, sand, coir fiber, perlite, and vermiculite among others. Manufactured soil manufacturers include The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (U.S.), Boxley Materials Company Inc. (U.S.), Resource Management Inc. (U.S.), and Boughton Loam & Turf Management Limited (U.K.). Other players include Casella Organics, Inc. (U.S.) Resource Management Inc. (U.S.), and Tim O’Hare Associates LLP (U.K.). Furthermore, the products manufactured by these companies are sold by either the manufacturers or through there dedicated distribution channels.