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 is a trailblazer in modern plant technology and has made numerous industry contributions.

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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.

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News

August 16, 2017
Syngenta and AI for Good Foundation announce winner of Syngenta AI Challenge
Syngenta and the AI for Good Foundation have named Tzvi Aviv, Ph.D., of Aviv Innovation and his partner, Vanessa Lundsgaard-Nielsen, Ph.D., of the University of Toronto, as the winners of the Syngenta AI Challenge. Learn More >>
April 05, 2017
2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics Winner Announced
February 13, 2017
Syngenta scientists publish breakthrough seed breeding technique in Nature journal
Syngenta researchers have been published in the world-renowned international science journal Nature for their breakthrough work that could lead to decreases in the time is takes to breed seeds. Learn More >>