Syngenta AG

Company Description
Syngenta AG (Syngenta) is an agribusiness operating in the crop protection and seeds businesses. It is involved in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of a range of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality. In addition, Syngenta offers Professional Products through the development of products for markets, such as lawn and garden, professional pest management, vector control and public health. The crop protection chemicals include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and seed treatments to control weeds, insects and diseases in crops. The seeds business operates in three sectors: seeds for field crops, vegetable and flower seeds, and pot and bedding plants. The Company operates in three business segments: crop protection, seeds and business development. On September 30, 2010, Syngenta acquired the Maribo Seed sugar beet business from Nordic Sugar. On November 8, 2010, it acquired 50% equity interest in Greenleaf Genetics LLC.