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Schwarzwaldallee 215

Basel, 4058

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proved agronomic characteristics, including developing the next generation corn rootworm control trait with a mode of action and high efficiency, and stacking multiple modes of action for the same target insects (trait pyramiding) to improve efficacy, combat insect resistance and provide refuge reduction in corn while increasing long-term product sustainability. High yield SAFECROSS hybrids with improved disease resistance and stress tolerance in winter oilseed rape. In rice, the company is developing an improved hybrid portfolio by combining its legacy breeding programs with those acquired in the Devgen acquisition. A range of soybean varieties in late stage development deliver expanded spectrum control of soybean cyst nematodes through utilization of alternate native trait sources of resistance and combines this tolerance with sudden death syndrome, iron deficiency chlorosis and phytophthora root rot. In South America the development of a proprietary portfolio with herbicide tolerance and insect control varieties covering major maturity groups and market segments is advanced. Sugar beet with second generation nematode tolerance for the European market and with disease and virus resistance in combination with Genuity Roundup Readyherbicide tolerance trait for the North American market. Sunflowers with yields, integrating broomrape, herbicide and disease resistance. Healthy oil varieties of high oleic sunflowers comprising higher heat stability of plant oils for frying. In wheat, Fusarium tolerance, high yield, improved and novel quality, new disease resistance and drought tolerance, ‘White’ whole meal flour. Vegetables Focus on agronomic quality, fruit quality, and shelf life improvements and plant performance in combination with virus, fungal, and insect resistances to provide grower performance reliability. Advancing abiotic stress tolerant traits for rootstocks for the tomato and pepper markets. Developing new fruit sizes in melons and watermelons tailored to shrinking family sizes in North America and Europe. Marketing and Distribution The company’s products are sold to the end user through independent distributors and dealers, majority of which also handle other manufacturers’ products. Its products are sold through a two-step or three-step distribution chain. In the two-step chain, the company sells its products to cooperatives or independent distributors, which then sell to the grower as the end user. In the three-step system, the company sells to distributors or cooperative unions, which act as wholesalers and sell the product to independent dealers or primary cooperatives before on-selling to growers. The company also sells directly to growers in some countries. Research and Development The company spent $1,320 million on research and development for the integrated Crop Protection and Seeds businesses in 2013. Competition The company’s major competitors include BASF Group; Bayer; Dow Chemical Company; DuPont and its Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. subsidiary; and Monsanto Technology LLC, as well as Vilmorin, KWS, and Takii. LAWN AND GARDEN This business provides professional growers and consumers with flowers, turf, and landscape products. Flowers, home, and garden products include both flower genetics and pesticides and are sold into three market segments, such as flowers, where the company supplies seeds, cuttings, and young plants to distributors, growers, and retailers serving the pot and bedding plant category; ornamental controls (pesticides for cut flower production, bedding plants, and bulbs), where sales are made primarily through distributors and directly to various growers; and home and garden pesticides for use by consumers, primarily sold in bulk to wholesale companies for repackaging and sale to retailers. Turf, landscape, and professional pest management provides pesticides products in four markets, such as turf (primarily golf courses), sold through specialized distributors, dealers, and professional applicators; pest management, sold primarily through distributors and directly to various customers; vector control (control of disease

 

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