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Syngenta AG, an agribusiness company, is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality worldwide. 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, as well as the global Lawn and Garden business. INTEGRATED BUSINESS Crop Protection The company’s chemicals include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and seed treatments to control weeds, insects, and diseases in crops. It is active in herbicides, primarily for corn, cereals, soybean, and rice; fungicides primarily for corn, cereals, fruits, grapes, rice, soybean, and vegetables; insecticides for fruits, vegetables, and field crops; and seed care, primarily in corn, soybean, cereals, and cotton. Seeds The company operates in the commercial sectors of field crops (including corn, oilseeds, cereals, and sugar beet) and vegetables. 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’s seed portfolio offers approximately 200 product lines and approximately 6,800 varieties of its own proprietary genetics. The company divides its seeds products into field crops, such as corn, soybean, rice, cereals, oilseeds and sugar beet, and vegetables. It has a market share in vegetables, corn, soybean, cereals, sugar beet, and sunflower. Marketed Products and Services Integrated Business NUCOFFEE is the company’s business model operating in Brazil that brings together growers, cooperatives, and roasters. PLENUS is a ready-to-plant soybean seed in Latin America combining germplasm and novel professional seed treatment containing a long life inoculant, offering simplicity and crop safety to the grower. Selective Herbicides The company has a range of selective herbicides that control grasses and broad-leaved weeds and are applicable to various crops, with a special emphasis on corn and cereals. Atrazine (AATREX/GESAPRIM) acts primarily against broad-leaved weeds. Atrazine is marketed in North America, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, and Africa and the Middle East. Clodinafop (TOPIK/HORIZON/CELIO/DISCOVER) is a grass herbicide, which provides a spectrum of annual grass control in wheat. Clodinafop is marketed in all regions. Fluazifop-P-Butyl (FUSILADE) is a major product for post-emergence control of grass weed. It is registered for use in approximately 60 crops with major outlets in cotton and soybeans in the United States, 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 post-emergence control and quick eradication of a range of broadleaf weeds to protect yields in soybeans, dry beans, and other legume crops. Fomesafen is marketed in all regions. Mesotrione (CALLISTO family) is a pre- and post-emergent herbicide with a spectrum against primary 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. 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 could be used on approximately 70 different crops. 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 non-selective contact herbicide, is primarily used as a desiccant to allow harvesting and reduce drying costs. Diquat is marketed in all regions. Glyphosate (TOUCHDOWN/TRAXION/ZAPP), a non-selective herbicide with systemic activity, is the c


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