Profile: Syngenta AG (SYT)
25 May 2017
Syngenta AG (Syngenta), incorporated on December 23, 1999, is an agribusiness company. The Company operates in the crop protection and seeds business, which is involved 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. It operates in four geographic regions: Europe, Africa and Middle East; North America; Latin America, and Asia Pacific. It also operates the Crop Protection and Seeds businesses, and the global Lawn and Garden business.
Syngenta is active in 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. Herbicides can be subdivided into selective herbicides, which are crop-specific and control weeds without harming the crop, and non-selective herbicides, which reduce or halt the growth of all vegetation with which they come into contact. Syngenta produces and markets seeds and plants that have been developed using advanced genetics and related technologies. Syngenta sells seed products in all geographic territories.
Syngenta has a range of selective herbicides that control grasses and broad-leaved weeds and are applicable to various crops. Its selective herbicides include Bicyclopyrone (ACURONT), Atrazine (AATREX/GESAPRIM), Clodinafop (TOPIK/HORIZON/CELIO/DISCOVER), Fluazifop-P-Butyl (FUSILADE), Fomesafen (FLEX), Mesotrione (CALLISTO family), Pinoxaden (AXIAL) and S-metolachlor (DUAL GOLD/ DUAL MAGNUM). Its non-selective herbicides include Diquat (REGLONE), Glyphosate (TOUCHDOWN/TRAXION/ZAPP) and Paraquat (GRAMOXONE). Syngenta has a range of Fungicides that prevent and cure fungal plant diseases. Its fungicides include ADEPIDYN (MIRAVIS), Oxathiapiprolin6 (ORONDIS), Azoxystrobin (AMISTAR Technology), Chlorothalonil (BRAVO), Cyproconazole (ALTO), Cyprodinil (UNIX/STEREO1/SWITCH/CHORUS), Difenoconazole (SCORE, ARMURE, TASPA), Isopyrazam (BONTIMA, SEGURIS, REFLECT), Mandipropamid (REVUS), MEFENOXAM (RIDOMIL GOLD/FOLIO GOLD/SUBDUE), SOLATENOL (ELATUS, APROVIA) and Trinexapac-ethyl (MODDUS). In addition, Syngenta has a range of biologicals into its portfolio in various countries, including the brands QUANTIS, ISABION and SAKALIA.
Syngenta has a 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. Its 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 also offers NUCOFFEE, GROMORE, PLENE and HYVIDO. 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. 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 competes with BASF SE, Bayer AG, The Dow Chemical Company, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Monsanto Company, 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.
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