Syngenta AG (Syngenta) is an agribusiness operating in the crop protection and seeds businesses. The Company is involved in the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of a range of products designed to improve crop yields and food quality. The crop protection chemicals include herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and seed treatments to control weeds, insects and diseases in crops. Many of these products also have application in the professional products sector in areas, such as public health, turf and ornamental markets. The seeds business operates in three sectors: seeds for field crops, including corn, oilseeds, cereals and sugar beet; vegetable and flower seeds, and pot and bedding plants. The Company operates in three business segments: crop protection, seeds and business development. In April 2014, the Company acquired Societa Produttori Sementi SpA, an Argelato-based owner and operator of wheat farm.