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About Syngenta

Syngenta in Canada

Canada flag flying in a canola field

At Syngenta, we know that plants are essential for life. They renew the earth’s resources, provide food, oxygen, fuel, shelter, clothing and medicine.

We are passionately focused on Bringing plant potential to life.

We pride ourselves in offering integrated crop solutions, from expert agronomic advice and best management practices to cutting edge technology and scientific innovation designed to help Canadian growers produce robust yields and high-quality crops.

Syngenta Canada has headquarters in Guelph, Ontario, with a western office in Calgary, Alberta, and several research farms and other sites at various locations around the country. The Canadian team is 280 people strong, supporting products and services that span the country’s major crops, including wheat, barley, canola, corn, potatoes, pulse crops and soybeans.

Syngenta Canada Inc. is committed to research and innovation within the agricultural industry. Syngenta support for the farming communities where our employees and customers live and work are a driving force behind the Syngenta Giving Back to Agriculture® program.

About Syngenta

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life.

With products in seeds, crop protection, flowers, and beneficial insects, Syngenta is helping improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources.

We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

Our name has two distinct roots:

  • “Syn-” stems from Greek. It reflects synergy and synthesis, integration and consolidating strengths.
  • “-genta” relates to humanity and individuals. It stems from the Latin “gens,” for people or community.

So, Syngenta means “bringing people together”.

Syngenta was formed in 2000 through the agribusinesses of Novartis and AstraZeneca. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Syngenta became the first global stand-alone agriculture company. With products in seeds and crop protection, Syngenta is helping growers worldwide raise the quantity and quality of their crops.

Our Purpose and Values

We understand the language of plants.

We play a critical role in harnessing the power of plants. Syngenta products help farmers around the world increase the productivity of existing farmland and improve the economic welfare of rural communities.

Bringing plant potential to life is our company purpose. While we are a young company, our history with plants goes back many decades. It’s a heritage we are proud of and build on.

We bring plant potential to life by working to our values: Innovation, Intensity, Health and Performance. These values are at the core of everything we do at Syngenta. They help to guide our actions and decisions.

Our Values

Innovation at scale

New solutions are the lifeblood of the company and our ultimate success depends on their scope and impact, so we must not waste time and resource on insignificant things.

Health through action

The vitality of our relationship with people and the planet requires constant awareness and care, so we must not assume that a positive outcome will naturally happen.

Performance to win

Achieving ambitious goals requires clarity of purpose aimed at specific outcomes, because effort alone will not guarantee success.

Intensity with choice

Energy and drive are vital to creating breakthroughs, but need focus and discipline, which means that not everything can be the #1 priority.

The four values combine to form a comprehensive picture of what we value most.

Our Canadian Business

Our Canadian business focuses on developing the tools farmers need to grow healthy and sustainable crops.

Field Crops

Syngenta provides integrated crop solutions through our Canadian business, offering growers products in crop protection, seed care, and seeds. By thinking like growers, we provide the innovative solutions they need to be able to grow more from less.

In Canada, we focus on several crops, including wheat, barley, canola, soybeans, corn, potatoes, and specialty crops.

Golf and Turf

Syngenta products help produce the highest quality playing surfaces and keep recreational and sporting facilities healthy.


Syngenta Flowers is dedicated to delivering innovative flower varieties that offer outstanding performance in the professional greenhouse and retail garden centre segments.