Syngenta AG, an agribusiness company, engages 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. Segments and Businesses The company‘s business is divided into five segments: the four geographic regions, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, North America, Latin America and the Asia Pacific, comprising the integrated Crop Protection and Seeds business; and the global Lawn and Garden business. Integrated Business Crop Protection The company 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. Fungicides are products that prevent and cure fungal plant diseases that affect crop yield and quality. Insecticides are products that control chewing pests, such as caterpillars and sucking pests, such as aphids. Seed care products are insecticides, nematicides and fungicides used to protect growth during the early stages of a crop’s life. Seeds The company produces and markets seeds and plants that have been developed using advanced genetics and related technologies. It sells seed products in all geographic territories. The company offers approximately 200 product lines and approximately 5,000 varieties of its own proprietary genetics. It divides its seed products into field crops, such as corn, soybean, rice, cereals, oilseeds and sugar beet, and vegetables. Marketed Products and Services Integrated Business NUCOFFEE is the company’s business model operating in Brazil that brings together growers, cooperatives, and roasters Crop Protection Selective herbicides The company has a range of Selective herbicides that control grasses and broad-leaved weeds and are applicable to most crops, with a special emphasis on corn, soybean and cereals. Atrazine (AATREX/GESAPRIM) acts mainly against broad-leaved weeds. Atrazine is marketed in North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Clodinafop (TOPIK/HORIZON/CELIO/DISCOVER) is a grass herbicide, which provides an annual grass control in wheat and barley. Clodinafop is marketed in all regions. Fluazifop-P-Butyl (FUSILADE) is a product for post-emergence control of grass weeds. It is registered for use in approximately 60 crops with major outlets in cotton and soybeans in the United States and Brazil; and sugar beet and oilseed rape in Europe. The selective action of FUSILADE allows growers to target applications when grass weeds appear, allowing weed control. Fluazifop-P-Butyl is marketed in all regions. Fomesafen (FLEX) provides pre- and post-emergence control and eradication of a range of broadleaf weeds to protect yields in soybeans, dry beans and other legume crops and cotton. Fomesafen is marketed in all regions. Mesotrione (CALLISTO family) is a pre- and post-emergent herbicide with against key broad-leaved weeds in corn and sugar cane. Mesotrione is marketed in all regions. Pinoxaden (AXIAL) is a post-emergent selective grassweed herbicide, for use in both wheat and barley. It offers the grower efficacy, selectivity and flexibility. Pinoxaden is marketed in all regions. S-metolachlor (DUAL GOLD/DUAL MAGNUM) is a lower dose rate replacement for metolachlor for grass weeds control. S-metolachlor is tolerated and can be safely used on approximately 70 different crops. It manages difficult to control glyphosate-resistant weeds and is a key component in Syngenta’s Early Season Weed Management portfolio. S-metolachlor is marketed in all regions. Non-selective herbicides 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), a n
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