Syngenta showcases significant potential of Diverse Field Crops portfolio

Jul 10, 2013, 01:00 ET from Syngenta

KRASNODAR, Russia, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta today continues a series of strategic crop updates with a focus on the potential of Diverse Field Crops. At a two day meeting for analysts and investors in Russia, the focus will be on sunflower, oilseed rape and sugar beet. These crops have a combined sales potential of over $2.2 billion in 2020.

Increasing consumption of healthy oils is fuelling demand for oilseeds. As the only global player in sunflower and the leader in high oleic seeds, Syngenta is ideally positioned to drive growth. Sunflower also underpins Syngenta's market leadership in the CIS which, with 13 million hectares, is the largest sunflower growing region in the world. In oilseed rape, the transition to high performing seeds is a significant opportunity which is being expanded through the introduction of new crop protection and seed care offers. In sugar beet Syngenta is enabling growers to maintain a high level of profitability while meeting complex regulatory and value chain requirements.

Hosting the event Mike Mack, CEO, said: "We are excited about this opportunity to present our Diverse Field Crops business, which exemplifies our unique breadth across multiple crops. We are demonstrating how our integrated strategy can drive technology adoption and sustainable intensification. We hope that participants will also come away with a good sense of our strong market position and growth potential in emerging markets such as the CIS."

Slides from the plenary presentations are available at:

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