Syngenta Takes on the Weather

Crop Enhancement will tackle abiotic stresses to maximize yields and minimize risks from the weather.
Crop Enhancement focuses on specific abiotic stresses and regional needs.
Crop Enhancement focuses on specific abiotic stresses and regional needs.
An ongoing drought in California. A hard freeze along the East Coast this spring. Weather, which greatly impacts a farm’s profit, is the one factor that is largely beyond the grower’s control when it comes to good crop management. Abiotic stresses, such as drought, heat and cold, reduce agricultural potential for growers by at least $100 billion globally per year. In 2012, drought alone cost growers more than $40 billion* globally. These statistics clearly indicate that the agriculture industry must make variable weather conditions a key area of focus to help growers mitigate risks.

At Syngenta, Crop Enhancement is the global business centered on making plants more resilient to environmental stresses, including drought, heat and cold. It features a portfolio of Syngenta products and solutions that affect the physiology and metabolism of plants so that they can endure and recover faster from adverse weather conditions.

Crop Enhancement will help growers maximize yields and minimize risks, despite the weather. As a result, it will contribute to increasing the average productivity of the world’s major crops by 20 percent. This goal is one of the core commitments of The Good Growth Plan, which Syngenta has launched to address the critical challenge of feeding a growing global population.

Look for more detailed information on how Crop Enhancement is tackling challenging weather conditions on this website.