Syngenta AG specializes in seeds and crop protection development. It operates through the following segments: Crop Protection, Seeds, Controls, and Flowers Markets. The Crop Protection segment comprises herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and seed treatments to control weeds, insects, and diseases in crops. The Seeds segment engages in the trading of corn, oilseeds, cereals, and vegetables. The Controls segment offers turf, landscape, and pest management products. The Flowers Markets segment provides flower seeds, cuttings, and young plants to professional growers and consumers. The company was founded on December 23, 1999 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.