Basel, Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland

Syngenta AG is a global Swiss agribusiness that markets seeds and agrochemicals. Syngenta is involved in biotechnology and genomic research. It was formed in 2000 by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals. The company was ranked third in total seeds and biotechnology sales in 2009 in the commercial market.Sales in 2013 were approximately US$ 14.7 billion. Syngenta employs over 28,000 people in over 90 countries. Over half of the sales are in Emerging Markets. Syngenta is listed on both the Swiss stock exchange and in New York. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Syngenta | Date: 2016-12-06

Combinations suitable for agricultural use can include (I) a nematode-antagonistic biocontrol agent and (II) one or more agents selected, independently of each other, from any one of (A) to (H):


Patent
Syngenta | Date: 2015-02-26

The present invention relates to compounds of Formula (I), or an agronomically acceptable salt of said compounds wherein A1, A2, R^(1), R^(2), R^(3 )and R^(4 )are as defined herein. The invention further relates to herbicidal compositions which comprise a compound of Formula (I), to their use for controlling weeds, in particular in crops of useful plants, and to intermediates used to synthesise said compounds.


Patent
Syngenta | Date: 2015-04-30

The present invention relates to processes for the preparation of substituted cycloserine compounds of formula (I) wherein R^(1 )is C_(1)-C_(8)alkyl, C_(1)-C_(8)haloalkyl, C_(3)-C_(6)cycloalkyl, aryl or aryl substituted by one to five R^(11), or aryl-C_(1)-C_(4)alkylene or aryl-C_(1)-C_(4)alkylene substituted by one to five R^(11); and each R^(11 )is independently C_(1)-C_(4)alkyl, C_(1)-C_(4)haloalkyl, C_(1)-C_(4)alkoxy, C_(1)-C_(4)haloalkoxy, cyano or halogen; The invention also relates to intermediates produced by the processes. Compounds of formula (I) are useful intermediates for the production of compounds in the agricultural and pharmaceutical fields.


Insecticidally active amide derivatives with sulfur-substituted phenyl- and pyridine groups of formula (I), wherein the substituents are as defined in claim 1, and the agrochemically acceptable salts, stereoisomers, enantiomers, tautomers and N-oxides of those compounds, can be used as insecticides and can be prepared in a manner known per se.


Patent
Syngenta | Date: 2015-02-26

Compounds of the formula (I), wherein YX, R^(1), R^(2), R^(3), R^(4), R^(5), R^(6), R^(7), R^(8), A^(1), A^(2), A^(3), Ra and n areas defined in claim 1. Furthermore, the present invention relates to agrochemical compositions which comprise compounds of formula (I), to preparation of these compositions, and to the use of the compounds or compositions in agriculture or horticulture for combating, preventing or controlling infestation of plants, harvested food crops, seeds or non-living materials by phytopathogenic microorganisms, in particular fungi.


Patent
Syngenta | Date: 2016-11-02

The present invention provides compounds of formula (I)


Patent
Syngenta | Date: 2016-07-21

A new Petunia plant named PEHY0018 particularly distinguished by its medium sized, light blue colored flowers with a strong pattern of dark veining, rather dark green foliage, good branching, early flowering, and an upright growing habit.


Patent
Syngenta | Date: 2016-07-21

A new Petunia plant named PEHY0017 particularly distinguished by its mounding plant habit, medium sized, blue colored flowers with a pattern of dark blue veining, medium green foliage, good branching and early flowering.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: BBSRC | Program: | Phase: Research Grant | Award Amount: 428.30K | Year: 2016

Seeds are the start and end point for the vast majority of human agriculture. The annual global seed trade is currently valued at over £34 billion, and the production and sale of high quality seeds which germinate uniformly and rapidly underpin this industry. Seeds experience a range of stresses in the field prior to crop establishment. These include low water stress and mechanical impedance from compact soils. Seed vigour refers to the ability of seed to germinate and establish seedlings across a wide range of environmental conditions, and defines the success of crop establishment in the field. This is a key determinant of yield as the absence of a plant leads to no end product to harvest. Improving this trait in crops is a primary goal of the agricultural industry, however the underlying mechanisms of vigour remain poorly understood. The growth of plant cells is a mechanical process driven by internal turgor pressure pushing against the surrounding cell wall. Cells get bigger when the surrounding cell wall is weakened and yields in response to internal turgor. Genes which encode proteins that are secreted to the cell wall and modify its structural composition and strength have been identified. Once such protein is named expansin, and acts to loosen cell wall structures, permitting cell growth. The seed to seedling transition is driven exclusively through cell expansion in the absence of cell divisions. The ability to generate of mechanical force sufficient to counteract external stresses defines the ability of a seedling to establish across a wide range of environmental conditions, and hence be vigorous. Increasing the expression of expansin enables seedling establishment under stress conditions which normally limit this process. Seed vigour may therefore be considered a mechanically driven agronomic trait and the control of expansin expression a target. This project takes an interdisciplinary approach to uncover the genetic factors and mechanical basis of the eed to seedling transition, and seed vigour. We previously identified proteins which represent high confidence candidate regulators of expansin gene expression. Increasing expansin gene expression can increase seed vigour making these genetic targets to enhance seed vigour. These genes will be explored in the model plant system Arabidopsis. These findings will be extended to enhance seed vigour in the crop species Brassica oleracea. Mutations within newly characterized vigour genes will be identified in different Brassica plants. Together with industrial partner Syngenta, the vigour of these new Brassica seeds will be characterized. This will lead to the identification of varieties which can be used directly in breeding programs to enhance seedling establishment, field crop performance and yield. We have previously shown that the size, shape and arrangement of cells can influence the early stages of seed germination in response to growth-promoting gene expression, such as expansin. This observation highlighted the presence of mechanical constraints on plant growth. How these constraints affect the growth of seedlings however remains unknown. Understanding the mechanical basis of the seed to seedling transition is of central importance to understanding the establishment of crops in the field and seed vigour. Using a combination of 3D image analysis and mechanical modelling, the relationship between growth promoting gene expression and seedling growth will be established. In this way the mechanical basis of seedling establishment and seed vigour will be uncovered. Enhancing Brassica seed vigour will increase both crop yields and food security during this period of rapid climate change. The findings in this project may in turn may in turn be extended to other crop species.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 584.09K | Year: 2016

Across the world we face growing issues of food security and nutrition. Agri-science is one of the eight great technologies where the UK can link research strength to practical application to farming practices and the food industry. This project focuses on improving outcomes in primary production, and hence food security, by using advanced technologies to facilitate efficiency benchmarking for both productivity and environmental performance. The hypothesis we will investigate is that historic data patterns can be used to support farmers’ decision making, a positive impact on global food security in a sustainable way. High resolution data measurements will be evaluated in large scale and smallholder agriculture at locations in Zambia and the UK. Syngenta, AGCO, the University of Aberystwyth and the University of Southampton are working with other academic and international development organisations to deliver the project.

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