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.

AgrisureArtesian AgrisureDuracade AgrisureViptera Enogen

News

November 07, 2017
Syngenta recognized as an Analytics 50 company for leadership in advanced analytics
Syngenta was presented with an Analytics 50 award by Drexel University's LeBow College of Business during a ceremony at the university's Philadelphia campus on Nov. 2. Learn More >>
November 02, 2017
Syngenta obtains non-exclusive IP license from Broad Institute for CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology for agriculture applications
Syngenta announced today it has attained a non-exclusive IP license from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology for agricultural applications. Learn More >>
October 23, 2017
Syngenta named top agriculture employer in 2017 Science Careers survey
Syngenta ranked in the top 20 among the world's leading biotech employers, in an annual survey conducted by Science magazine. The company placed 12 out of 20 employers listed in the survey, which garnered more than 7,000 responses worldwide. Learn More >>