At Syngenta, our commitment to the industry goes far deeper than the products we manufacture. We take great pride in partnering with organizations that empower turf professionals and their respective industries.
With a robust team of agronomic experts including 32 territory and district managers as well as four field technical representatives, Syngenta strives to provide support to help manage your turf. We appreciate just how complex and demanding your job can be. We focus on the delivery of innovative products and services that are designed to meet the challenges you face every day. The Syngenta team is also proud to support the turf industry through collaboration such as preparing meals for the grounds crew at golf tournaments and volunteering at the NALP Renewal & Remembrance Day. Read below to learn more about some of our initiatives and partnerships.
The Syngenta Business Institute (SBI) is an innovative professional business development program for superintendents. Since 2009, Syngenta has partnered with the Wake Forest University School of Business, which is renowned for its MBA executive business program and first-class instructors, to host this three-day program. At SBI, superintendents receive hands-on, practical knowledge to enhance their business intelligence and provide leadership skills for their professional development. To apply, click here.
Syngenta collaborates with The Ohio State University to support
The Ohio Program, which provides educational and hands on training to the
upcoming generation of golf course superintendents. The program is well known within
the industry as a coveted international internship program in horticulture, agriculture
and turfgrass. For more than 15 years, Syngenta has been partnering with The Ohio
State to help students participate in the internship program and attend key industry
Syngenta is honored to partner with the Wee One Foundation, which helps golf course superintendents and their families when medical needs arise. The Wee One Foundation was developed to assist golf course management professionals (or their dependents) who are without comprehensive insurance or adequate financial resources to cover medical expenses. Syngenta supports the Wee One Foundation through various initiatives including the 2013 Holiday Giving Card, GreenTrust Rewards program, and a Syngenta employee 5K fundraiser.
Syngenta is proud of its long-standing support of the NGCOA. Owners and operators of golf courses look to the National Golf Course Owners Association as a valuable source for information and education, and as an advocate for their best interests. Syngenta works closely with the NGCOA to further that mission, in part by sponsoring its Multiple Course Owners retreat.
Golf course superintendents have a complex and demanding job that requires long hours, skill and dedication. Through sponsorships and programs with the GCSAA, Syngenta supports the men and women who manage and maintain the game's most valuable resource – the golf course. Today, GCSAA and its members are recognized by the golf industry as one of the key contributors in elevating the game and business to its current state. Check a few of the initiatives and resources for superintendents made available by the GCSAA and Syngenta:
Mentors Matter honors
the golf industry's most valued mentors and uses their stories to encourage mentoring
throughout the turf industry. Through partnership with the GCSAA, Syngenta is committed
to nurturing the unity of the golf industry by highlighting stories that will encourage
and inspire superintendents to continue sharing their insight and experience with
the next generation.
Syngenta is committed to growing the game of golf through its sponsorship of the World Golf Foundation and its mission to develop and support initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values. Through programs like The First Tee and GOLF 20/20, the World Golf Foundation has initiatives that work together to support the growth of the game among youth, women and minorities, while also fostering diversity within the golf industry.
Syngenta supports the golf industry as a whole, including lobbying efforts that help legislators understand golf's importance to the economy. WE ARE GOLF was formed in part because it had become clear the industry was misunderstood by elected officials. By focusing on the nearly two million Americans whose livelihoods are tied to golf, WE ARE GOLF has leveled the playing field for the thousands of small businesses that make up the industry. As a result, golf is no longer being excluded from important legislation.
Operation Pollinator provides turf professionals tools and information to successfully establish and manage attractive wildflower resources that are crucial for bees and pollinating insects, while enhancing the visual appearance of the turf area and the overall experience. Syngenta is also providing communication tools so personnel within a turf management business can promote their positive action for pollinators to their customers as well as their local community.
EcoMeasures is a tool that empowers golf courses to measure and identify energy consumption. EcoMeasures helps course managers benchmark and track environmental performance as well as validate improvements, by estimating a golf course's gross and net carbon-dioxide emissions. It also provides metrics on energy, water and other resources, leading to more efficient management of inputs, which helps maximize profitability. Please contact your Syngenta Territory Manager to learn more.
Syngenta supports efforts that promote the safe use of pesticides in green spaces. As such, its partnership with RISE furthers that goal. As the national trade association representing manufacturers, formulators, distributors and other industry leaders involved with specialty pesticides, RISE gives you the facts about pests and the threats they pose to our health and safety. RISE promotes the safe use of pesticides to control pests and invasive species that are detrimental to our health and our environment.
Syngenta is a member of TPI and regularly exhibits at the organization's summer conference. As the only worldwide association committed to the advancement of the turfgrass sod industry, TPI's desire to help create beautiful green spaces matches our own aspirations. Through the education of its members, product users and various green industry and government entities, TPI serves to encourage the use of turfgrass sod worldwide.
Syngenta and the AERF work together in support of sustainable water resources through the science of aquatic ecosystem management. In collaboration with industry, academia, government and other stakeholders, AERF provides science-based solutions to restore and maintain sustainable water resources.
Syngenta and APMS share a commitment to science and the ongoing development of innovative products that protect the environment. APMS promotes environmental stewardship through scientific innovation and the development of technology related to integrated plant management in aquatic and riparian systems.
Syngenta is dedicated to supporting the sports turf industry. Through the STMA – the recognized leader in strengthening and enhancing the sports turf profession – Syngenta works on initiatives like continuing education and the organization's annual conference.
Syngenta partners with the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) to provide support and resources to help carry out its membership promises. NALP is the national trade association for the landscape industry, representing more than 100,000 landscape professionals. NALP is an advocate for the economic, social and environmental benefits of the landscape industry.
The Lawn & Landscape Leadership Awards, sponsored exclusively by Syngenta, are given annually to business owners, educators and others allied to the
green industry who have gone above and beyond in their dedication to their field. Syngenta is proud to partner with Lawn & Landscape to honor these
industry leaders and their impact on the profession.
Syngenta cares about beautiful green spaces, whether they are golf courses, lawns,
sports turf or parks. Syngenta has been a sponsor of Project EverGreen since the
organization's inception to help the organization in its mission to renovate green
spaces as well as inform the American public about the positive effects of well-maintained
At Syngenta, our commitment to the ornamental industry goes beyond the products we manufacture. We take great pride in partnering with organizations that empower, educate and advocate for greenhouse and nursery growers and the horticultural industry overall.
With a dedicated team of territory and district managers as well as field technical representatives, Syngenta strives to provide support to help you grow beautifully strong plants. We appreciate just how complex and demanding your job can be which is why we focus on the delivery of innovative product-based rotation programs that are designed to solve the pest and disease challenges you face every day. Read below to learn more about some of our initiatives and partnerships.
Syngenta is proud to support AmericanHort and its commitment to the plant and horticulture services industry. Greenhouse and nursery growers rely on AmericanHort as a valuable source for information and education, and as an advocate for their best interests. Its annual trade show, Cultivate, draws thousands of visitors as the largest horticultural event in North America. Syngenta sponsors continuing education sessions for growers and exhibits at the show. In addition, Syngenta also supports and attends the Plug & Cutting Conference and Field & Covered Production tour.
Syngenta supports efforts that promote the safe use of pesticides in green spaces. Its partnership with RISE furthers that goal. As the national trade association representing manufacturers, formulators, distributors and other industry leaders involved with specialty pesticides, RISE communicates the facts about pests and the threats they pose to our health and safety. RISE promotes the safe use of pesticides to control pests and invasive species that are detrimental to our health and our environment.
Syngenta is committed to partnering with nursery growers and proudly supports the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Tradeshow. Comprised of Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia Nurserymen’s Associations, MANTS is one the largest horticulture trade shows. It has become the place for industry professionals to gather to do business, network and learn about the hottest horticultural trends for the upcoming year.
Syngenta is proud of its long-standing support of OAN and its commitment to the profitability and success of Oregon’s nursery and greenhouse industry. Each year OAN produces Farwest, the largest green industry show in the west, which draws more than 6,000 visitors and 400 exhibitors. Syngenta has supported and exhibited at Farwest for the past 30 years.
NCNLA is committed to the welfare of North Carolina's green industry, with emphasis on the nursery and landscape industry. For the past 20 years, Syngenta has supported and been a member of the NCNLA. As part of this commitment, Syngenta exhibits at the Green & Growin’ trade show every January.
Syngenta is a long-standing member of FNGLA and regularly exhibits at the organization's Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE). Showcasing the latest floral trends, TPIE offers growers the widest array of resources for foliage and tropical plants in the country. Syngenta also attends the Landscape Show, another annual FNGLA trade show, to strengthen its commitment to the landscape industry.