How to Start Agricultural Chemicals Retail Business

In selling agricultural chemicals, it is important that you have enough knowledge and skills related to the chemicals you are selling.

The right network of people can bring you more success in this business.

Agricultural chemicals are used by farmers to maintain and treat their crops from possible risks of welting, drying up, and infestations of pests and insects. Agricultural chemicals that have long been used by farmers are the fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides. These chemicals have aided farmers for a healthier and abundant harvest.

Fertilizers are plant’s growth and development enhancers. It is sprayed or sprinkled over plants. It contains nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous. Along with those chemicals are some nutrients needed by the plants to grow.
Herbicides are chemicals used to eliminate other plants that hinder the growth and development of the main plants. These plants are specifically weeds. When sprinkled or sprayed with herbicides, weeds will easy dry up and die. Weeds do not just disappear after cutting them off the ground. After some time it will grow back. But with herbicides, it will take more time for them to grow again. And sometimes they will never grow back on the same spot.

Insecticides are chemicals used to kill or ward off insects that feed on the plants. But there are issues regarding this chemical because certain types of insecticides contaminate vegetables, which is very dangerous when eaten by humans. There were also cases when humans inhale insecticides, it m ay cause illnesses in the respiratory system.

Pesticides are chemicals used by farmers to kill pests such as rats, mites, birds, snails, bacteria from eating and destroying their crops. Normally these chemicals appear like foods in the eyes of these pests. And by eating those chemicals, those pests eventually die.

Those are just some of the chemicals you may be selling once you enter the agricultural chemicals retail business. You may start building your agricultural chemicals business by getting to know the products or the chemicals themselves. This means learning their effects, ingredients, and usage instructions. It is also best if you find agricultural chemicals suppliers or creators so that you will not have to worry where you can get your materials. You also might want to have your store known to many farmers and agriculturists so that you can have more clients.

You must have a separate location for this business since you will be handling chemicals, which must be out of reach of children because it is poisonous and can be deadly when swallowed or played with. These chemicals also have to be stored in a specified temperature that is why you must have a specialized container or cabinet for your products.

If your location is situated in the city, you just have to create different promotional steps for your business. Advertise by using informative brochures, fliers, posters, and even commercial ads in television and radio. You need to do all the steps possible in order for you to reach farmers and planters in the rural areas.

But if you do not want to worry about building your name and reputation, you may just go for franchising. That way you have lesser efforts in letting the people familiarize themselves with your business. You will even get all the support you might need from the company.

Now you already know how to start an agricultural chemical retail business. It is easier for you to go about the matters in your business and still have the great chance of success.

52 Comments

  • Mehdi said on August 6, 2010
    I obtained my PhD degrees in chemistry from the university of Liverpool UK. I have been involving the postdoctoral researcher for more than five years. I want to start a chemicals business, please give me some advice. I want to start the chemicals business in Bangladesh where I was originally come from.
  • ricardo palacios said on September 19, 2010
    I was involved for 9 years in technical advice/agricultural business development in Colombia and I certainly can give you some advice: Although you studied Chemistry today farmers know they can only get great harvest or improve production and get healthy soils only with biotechnology products which off course keep away chemicals. Good luck
  • Ramchandra reddy said on March 11, 2011
    we are going to start retails stores in agriculture so i need the material to study how to do the survey for location and what steps we have to follow please suggest me
  • Bashir Ahmed said on July 16, 2011
    Worthy sir i belong to Nausherah a town in District khushab in Punjab province(Pakistan). i want to open a shop of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, i am interested in getting a franchise of pesticides and herbicides, please guide me. kind regards. Malik Bashir Ahmed
  • adesuyi adebayo said on December 17, 2011
    osogbo, osun state, nigeria. we are interested in pesticides, herbicides only. can we have the franchise of any of your herbicides produce for our company here in nigeria? please respond. thank you and warm regards.
  • gaurav patel said on August 30, 2012
    sir, what we will do for opening a pesticide shop. pls suggested me. kannode , dewas, m.p, india.
  • norsalam said on October 31, 2012
    i want to start a business because it seems that in my place there having difficulty in purchasing pesticides herbicides and agriculture related products
  • Muhammad Shafiq ur Rehman said on November 30, 2012
    want to start the business of agro chemicals , Fertilizer, Seed , in District Sahiwal, Punjab pakistan .. i have a experience of 8 years in Seed and Agrochemicals companies, i am agri graduate,,
  • Sheila Musora said on January 15, 2013
    Would like to open an Agrochemical retail shop in Kadoma, zimbabwe. Africa
  • brian said on January 18, 2013
    I want more info on starting my own company in selling pest chemicals and equipment to pest control companies. I want to know what license I have to obtain. Pretoria South Africa.
  • Abraham Moitse said on January 23, 2013
    Business will be in the country portion in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Taofiq said on May 10, 2013
    Am a retired Nigerian, i would like to go into agrochemical & agric aid business, Am located in Lagos Nigeria and my target market is Ogun state western Nigeria. I will appreciate any assistance with a list of suppliers in following Nigerian cities Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta & Ondo. Looking forward to your response. Taofiq Adegbindin. +23408096763746, phqqy@yahoo.com
  • tracy woodard said on August 15, 2013
    Please contact by phone 312 929 9893 chicago il need chemical distribution.
  • prabhu singh bhati said on January 4, 2014
    I want to start agriculture fertilizers, seeds, pesticide and insect killer agro-chamical shop in jodhpur (Rajsthan). I am agriculture graduate. My place there having difficulty in purchasing seeds, Pesticides and agriculture relative product.
  • saikat sen said on February 25, 2014
    AGARTALA, TRIPURA. I am from Tripura (North Estern State)COMPLETED MY B.PHARMA want to start hybrid seeds and agrochemical business please suggest
  • laxmikant tungenwar said on May 12, 2014
    respected sir, my self laxmikant, i want to start fertilizer agro agency in at post kawalgaon, tq degloor dist nanded, maharashtra, india. for that i am looking franchisee company with sales marketing & distribution of goods from my firm for pesticides, seeds, fertilizer for my region. so my kindly request please send me the information for some companies who is dealing with franchisee business, for that i have licenses & experience of 5 years in these products, because i have farm in my town. kindly do needful & forward all information on my email id as earliest, " thanks & regards " laxmikant tungenwar, nanded, dist nanded, m.s. india.
  • Elise Daniels said on July 7, 2014
    A graduate of Botany, I have always loved agric, do I would like to start an outlet of agrochemicals; pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, improved seeds and other related products in Abuja, Fact Nigeria and Benin city, Edo state Nigeria. I will greatly appreciate your guidance.
  • shailesh mndloi said on August 9, 2014
    I am M Sc Agri agronomy i want to open retail shop in pesticide in Zhirniya teh Zhirniya District Khargone Madhya pradesh
  • Ashvin Munjpara said on August 27, 2014
    Sir, I want to start purchase agrochemicals from agro industries and sell the agrochemicals product to farmer. So what should I do. Please suggest me primary process
  • Ankur Agarwal said on September 14, 2014
    i want to start the business of crop fertilizer s ... seeds and its related equipments ..kindly suggest me the necessary steps ...my number is 8445704765
  • asad ali said on October 8, 2014
    i am from SIALKOT PUNJAB PAKISTAN I want to start the business of fertilizer on small scale with an investment of about 4 to 6 lacs please guide me about the details of expecting profit and loss in this content
  • LAPEROTOFF said on November 27, 2014
    am already in this business but i cannot satisfy all my customer due to the fact that the company that is supplying is to small am i will have say if u need any supply just call me on this number +2348134091287. thks for ur patronage
  • Rakesh said on December 9, 2014
    Sir I tot of doi seeds and pesticides business in davangere district, karnataka, india. .. I tot of investing about 4 lakhs.. do say abt its profit and losses. .. plz guide me... tel any good franchise. ..
  • Tapuwa said on February 24, 2015
    Would like to launch an agro chem retail business in a sugar plantation area of Zimbabwe. What's your advice on the set up, good marketing and types of herbicides on current market. Thank you
  • Kabir said on March 8, 2015
    I am a business graduate .I want to start agricultural chemical business to think the potentiality & also necessity of farmers . I dont have knowledge about chemical. Please suggest me the easiest way to start & good side & bad side of this business ...thanks kabir
  • Dorcia Amoah said on March 11, 2015
    I am a business graduate n wants to start this agro-chemical business. What measures n procedures do I need to take. Thankx
  • nitin vasudeva said on May 5, 2015
    I want to start retail business in agricultural pesticides.
  • eve said on July 6, 2015
    I want to know what I need to have to start up a fertilizer business? Laws and regulations?
  • samuel said on July 16, 2015
    I would like a franchise for agro chemical shop in Ghana(sefwi Wiawso). I am a chemistry graduate
  • ashok kumar said on July 23, 2015
    i would like a franchise for agro chemical business shop in kotturu, srikakulam dist, andhra pradesh. pin 532455
  • Ayu said on August 6, 2015
    I am looking to start the Agrochemical retail business in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
  • himanshu gupta said on September 8, 2015
    I need agriculture insecticide company, who give me franchise. Contact no. 8120626167
  • ODHIAMBO OTIENO EVANS said on September 14, 2015
    I have a degree in chemistry and i need to start a general supply company for pesticides, herbicides and their relisted products. Please guide me on the way forward. I'm in Kenya Nyanza region
  • ASHUTOSH DIXIT said on November 20, 2015
    Dear Sir\Mam, I am post graduate in Agriculture and working in agro industry from last 9 years. I want to start my own agrochemical business in district Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, India. Please guide me. Thanks, Ashutosh
  • Debu paria said on December 23, 2015
    Dear,sir/mam, I heartly need to start a general supply agriculture company for pesticides,herbicides and their realated products, please guide me on the way. Thanks Debu paria
  • Abdenna Deressa said on January 19, 2016
    I am B.Sc. graduate in agriculture, M.Sc in soil sciences, worked as researchers and lectureres and assistant professor. currenttly completed PhD courses. I want to begin agrochemical business and want to change my life. I have knowledge of agrochemical, and business ideas. I am planning retail business or franchises. I live in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Abdenna Deressa said on January 19, 2016
    I am B.Sc. graduate in agriculture, M.Sc in soil sciences, worked as researchers and lectureres and assistant professor. currently completed PhD courses. I want to begin agrochemical business and want to change my life. I have knowledge of petrochemical, and business ideas. I am planning retail business or franchises. I live in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. please guide me for successful business.
  • EKADANTA AGRITECH said on May 1, 2016
    I AM DOING AGRI BUSINESS IN ODISHA DIST-BOLANGIR FIRM NAME-EKADANTA AGRITECH SINCE LAST 3 YEARS BUT I WANT TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENCE AND HAVE A WISH INTRODUCING MY OWN BRAND SO CAN YOU HELP ME AND HAVING LATEST PESTICIDES KNOWLEDGE AND ANY OTHER..NEED AND I NEED A MONOPLY FRANCHISE COMPANY REGARDING IN THIS SECTOR HAVING ALL RANGE..LIKE SEEDS[VEGETABLE,COTTON,PADDY] AND PESTICIDES,INSECTICIDES,BIOORGANIC AND FERTILIZER...
  • sagar sidh said on May 20, 2016
    i want to start a retail pesticides shop. in rajsthan so what will i do
  • sammy said on June 12, 2016
    am from port Harcourt rivers state, Nigeria. i really want to start this business i need ur help and guide. thanks
  • Pradeep Mane said on June 13, 2016
    i want to start a retail fertilizer shop in satara maharashtra india, so what will i do
  • Charanjeet Singh said on July 3, 2016
    I am running pesticide retail shop from one year . I want to know more information about pesticides in detail. India, Uttrakhand, U.S.Nagar, Nanakmatta
  • Suribabu Nalluri said on January 27, 2017
    Dear sir , I want start a fertilizer, pesticides & seeds retailer shop in my village Alapadu near Tenali in Andhra prdesh. give me idea for processing for that like license, rules & how much minimum money will required. Tk you
  • Lealem said on March 1, 2017
    I have extensive knowledge and experience on agrochemical use, marketing and sales doe more than 9 years in Ethiopia. I have a B.Sc degree I Plant Science. I can provide a consultancy service to a start up business.
  • Arif Ali said on September 9, 2017
    sir my self Arif Ali from Lakhimpur khiri up. I want to start my fertilizer, pesticide and fungicide shop in my home place. please tell us what government fee for taking a fertilizer and pesticides license. thanks sir
  • Richard said on September 14, 2017
    Am about to starts a retail store for agricultural chemicals, I need materials to study for location and other necessary steps that can be of help for. Please help me
  • Kesava Rao. said on January 3, 2018
    Dear Sir, I want to start a business for pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers shop, distributorship or franchisee in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Please guide me what all we need to get from the Government and other requirements to stat the business. Kindly, give me your valuable suggestion. Thanking you,
  • Olakunle said on September 28, 2018
    Hello sir, pls i want to diversify into agrochemical retail biz, fertilizer, herbicide, insecticide, pesticide & seeds. here in ibadan oyo state nig. what are the things i need to do to start? Thanks
  • Bello kazeem said on October 6, 2018
    Where can I get a supplier or dealers of agrochemical for me to partner with
  • Bello kazeem said on October 6, 2018
    I need an agrochemical dealers or supplier which I can connect with for
  • Targema Kelvin said on May 13, 2019
    I need an agrochemicals dealers or supplier which I can connected with
  • kenya said on July 31, 2019
    have B.sc in agricultural marketing. I am interested in starting business sDorothy in kenya

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