A Kline Group report shows a five percent growth in sales for the crop protection industry in 2017. The Crop Protection Manufacturers report says an increase in planted soybean and cotton acreage contributed to an increase in the sales of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. The research also shows that while low commodity prices have caused farmers to cut expense, crop protection chemicals still maintain a strong performance in 2017. Both herbicides and seed protection products showed the strongest growth.
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