Profile: Syngenta AG (SYT)
7 Dec 2016
Syngenta AG, incorporated on December 23, 1999, is an agribusiness operating in the crop protection and seeds business. The Company operates through five segments: the four geographic regions, Europe, Africa and Middle East, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific, consisting of the integrated Crop Protection and Seeds business, and the global Lawn and Garden business. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of a range of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality, and in the lawn and garden business, which provides professional growers and consumers with flowers, turf and landscape, and professional pest management products. The Company offers integrated crop management programs using crop protection solutions, genetics, genetically modified and native trait packages, and growing protocols. NUCOFFEE is the Company's business model operating in Brazil that brings together growers, cooperatives and roasters. The Company's integrated business includes GROMORE, which is a crop protection and agronomy protocol. PLENE is a solution for sugar cane in Brazil. HYVIDO is a hybrid barley. INTEGRARE is its soybean solution for Brazilian growers. It offers Fruit Quality Contract.
The Company offers herbicides, especially for corn, cereals, soybean and rice; fungicides mainly for corn, cereals, fruits, grapes, rice, soybean and vegetables; insecticides for fruits, vegetables and field crops, and seed care, primarily in corn, soybean, cereals, oilseeds and cotton. Seed care products are insecticides, nematicides and fungicides used to protect growth during the early-stages of a crop's life. The Company offers a range of selective herbicides that control grasses and broad-leaved weeds and are applicable to crops, primarily corn, soybean and cereals. Atrazine (AATREX/GESAPRIM) acts mainly against broad-leaved weeds. Atrazine is marketed in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Clodinafop (TOPIK/HORIZON/CELIO/DISCOVER) is a grass herbicide, which provides a spectrum of annual grass control in wheat and barley. Fluazifop-P-Butyl (FUSILADE) is the product for post-emergence control of grass weeds. Fomesafen (FLEX) provides pre and post-emergence control and quick eradication of a range of broadleaf weeds to protect yields in soybeans, dry beans and other legume crops and cotton. Mesotrione (CALLISTO family) is a pre and post-emergent herbicide. Pinoxaden (AXIAL) is a post-emergent selective grassweed herbicide, for use in both wheat and barley. S-metolachlor (DUAL GOLD/DUAL MAGNUM) is a lower dose rate replacement for metolachlor for grass weeds control.
The Company has a series of non-selective herbicides, which reduce or halt the growth of all vegetation with, which they come in contact. Diquat (REGLONE) is a non-selective contact herbicide. Glyphosate (TOUCHDOWN /TRAXION/ZAPP) is a non-selective herbicide with systemic activity. Paraquat (GRAMOXONE) is marketed in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. The Company offers range of fungicides that prevent and cure fungal plant diseases that affect crop yield and quality. Azoxystrobin (AMISTAR Technology) is a strobilurin fungicide. In Brazil, it is used to control Asian rust in soybeans in a mixture branded as PRIORI Xtra. Mixtures of AMISTAR Technology with triazoles (cyproconazole, difenoconazole or propiconazole) or chlorothalonil is developed to combat diseases in cereal crops, primarily in Europe. Mixtures are also used in corn (QUILT), rice, vegetables and specialty crops (AMISTAR Top, AMISTAR Xtra). The Company's fungicides also include Chlorothalonil (BRAVO), Cyproconazole (ALTO), Cyprodinil (UNIX/STEREO/SWITCH/CHORUS), Difenoconazole (SCORE, ARMURE, TASPA), Mandipropamid (REVUS), MEFENOXAM (RIDOMIL GOLD/FOLIO GOLD/SUBDUE), Propiconazole4 (TILT/BANNER) and Trinexapac-ethyl (MODDUS), which is a plant growth regulator.
The Company offers range of Insecticides that control chewing pests, such as caterpillars and sucking pests, such as aphids, which reduce crop yields and quality. These products are applied either to the soil or sprayed onto the foliage. The Company's insecticides include Abamectin (VERTIMEC or AGRIMEC/AGRI-MEK), Chlorantraniliprole mixtures (DURIVO/AMPLIGO/VIRTAKO/VOLIAM FLEXI/VOLIAM TARGO), Emamectin Benzoate (PROCLAIM or AFFIRM), Lambda-cyhalothrin (KARATE/ICON), Lufenuron (MATCH), Thiamethoxam (ACTARA/ENGEO), and Tefluthrin (FORCE). The Company's seed care products include Abamectin (AVICTA), Difenoconazole (DIVIDEND), Fludioxonil (MAXIM or CELEST), MEFENOXAM (APRON XL) and Thiamethoxam (CRUISER). The Company also offers Isopyrazam (BONTIMA, SEGURIS, REFLECT), SOLATENOL (ELATUS, APROVIA), Bicyclopyrone (ACURON), Pasteuria spp (CLARIVA), Cyantraniliprole (FORTENZA) and Sedaxane (VIBRANCE). The Company's pipeline of products under development includes fungicides, such as Oxathiapiprolin (ORONDIS), ADEPIDYN (pydiflumetofen), and insecticides, such as Cyantraniliprole mixtures (MINECTO).
The Company produces and markets seeds and plants. The Company's cereals (NK, AGRIPRO COKER, RESOURCE SEEDS INC., C.C. BENOIST) are wheat and barley varieties. Its cereals are sold mainly in Europe and North America. The Company sells corn (GOLDEN HARVEST, NK, SPS, INNOTECH, CATALYST and PHOENIX). Its oilseeds (SYNGENTA, NK, SPS) include sunflower and oilseed rape. It offers rice (FRONTLINE), soybean (SYNGENTA, NK, SPS), sugar beet (SYNGENTA, HILLESHOG, MARIBO) and sugar beet varieties. The Company's vegetables brands include ROGERS, S&G, ZERAIM GEDERA and DAEHNFELDT. It offers a range of vegetable seeds, including beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, onions, okra, peas, peppers, spinach, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes and watermelons. The Company is developing corn seeds across a range of maturities. It is developing spring malting barley. In rice, it is developing a hybrid portfolio. It is also developing a range of soybean, sugar beet, sunflower, high oleic sunflower, wheat and vegetables.
The Company's Lawn and Garden is a business active in all regions and sales are made primarily through distributors through to its professional customer base. The consumer home and garden products are primarily based on its fungicide, herbicide and insecticide range. Turf, landscape and professional pest management provides pesticides products in over four markets: turf, pest management, vector control and vegetation management. Ornamental flowers provide growers of ornamentals and pot and bedding plants, bulbs and cut flowers with a range of chemical and biological crop protection solutions. The Company's ornamental controls, consumer home and garden, and turf and landscape brands include Abamectin (VERTIMEC), Azoxystrobin (HERITAGE/ORTIVA/AMISTAR), Prodiamine (BARRICADE), SUNJET Flora (isopyrazam and azoxystrobin), Thiamethoxam (ACTARA), Trinexapac-Ethyl (PRIMO MAXX), Primiphos-methyl (ACTELLIC), Brodifacoum (KLERAT), Chlorantraniliprole (ALTRISET/ACELEPRYN) and Indoxacarb (ADVION/ARILON). The Company also offers BIOLINE products, HICURE, NEMATHORIN 150 EC, MAINSPRING and MURAL. Its turf, landscape and professional pest management products also include BRISKWAY, ZYROX Fly Bait, FERENCE, VELISTA, HERITAGE ACTION and APPEAR. It also offers BIG KISS, CARTWHEEL, CALIENTE, CALLIOPE and SANGUNA.
The Company competes with BASF SE, Bayer AG, The Dow Chemical Co, EI du Pont de Nemours & Co, Monsanto Company, Vilmorin, KWS SAAT SE, Takii, Ball, Sakata, Dummen Orange, Florensis, Clariant AG, Givaudan SA, Nestle SA, Novartis AG, Roche Holding AG, Akzo Nobel N.V., Danone SA, Koninklijke DSM N.V., SAB Miller Plc and Solvay SA.
Company Web Links
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