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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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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

October 26, 2018
Syngenta named top agriculture employer in 2018 Science magazine survey
Syngenta has once again been recognized as one of the world’s leading biotech employers in a survey conducted by Science magazine Learn More >>
September 07, 2018
Syngenta commemorates retirement of celebrated scientist Mary-Dell Chilton
Syngenta celebrated the remarkable career of Mary-Dell Chilton today, during a recognition event at the Syngenta Innovation Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Learn More >>
August 15, 2018
Syngenta names new biofuels key account managers
Syngenta today announced the recent addition of two new key account managers to support its expanding U.S. biofuels business, which includes more than 30 ethanol plants across 12 states. Learn More >>