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Biotechnology and Seeds Research at Syngenta

Delivering Innovative Seed Technologies

Delivering Innovative Seed Technologies

Crops developed with biotechnology are helping farmers increase productivity, produce higher quality crops and improve the sustainability of agriculture.

Biotechnology is an important tool for seeds research and development. Crops developed with seed trait technologies are beneficial to farmers, consumers and the future of agriculture. Our research is helping Syngenta deliver on its commitment to make crops more efficient—one of the six goals outlined in The Good Growth Plan, the company’s global sustainability initiative.

Syngenta has made significant contributions to biotechnology, dating back to the game-changing introduction of Bt corn and Mary-Dell Chilton’s enterprising work in genetic engineering. Key research areas in biotechnology and seeds research at Syngenta include molecular biology, biochemistry, plant transformation, plant analysis and applied genomics. Our seed trait technologies offer farmers improved insect control, herbicide tolerance, water optimization and ethanol production efficiency.

Benefits of Biotechnology

Benefits of Biotechnology

Agricultural biotechnology encompasses plant breeding techniques and other scientific methods to improve plants.

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Advanced Crop Lab at RTP

Advanced Crop Lab at RTP

This global center of seeds research and development allows scientists to innovate.

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About Mary-Dell Chilton

About Mary-Dell Chilton

Mary-Dell Chilton made numerous industry contributions during her 35-year tenure with Syngenta.

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Trait Conversion Accelerator

This facility brings corn seed products with cutting-edge traits and genetics to market more quickly.

Products

Our products include seed technologies that help farmers manage their most critical variables—from the unpredictability of rainfall to destructive corn insect pests.

News

August 23, 2019
Syngenta completes major expansion at its Nampa, Idaho, R&D and seed production facility
Enhanced R&D site will enable Syngenta to bring corn traits to market more quickly and help farmers be more successful Learn More >>
August 15, 2019
2020 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics focuses on accelerating innovation in corn hybrid development
Competition open to data analytics, mathematics and statistics students, and professionals worldwide Learn More >>
March 12, 2019
Syngenta scientists discover one-step genome-editing technique that accelerates seed breeding
Novel method enables scientists to deliver new seed varieties to farmers, faster Learn More >>