SynTech is strengthening its Latin America activities, to provide additional agrochemicals and seeds capabilities, and increasing levels of customer satisfaction, in order to meet its ambitious 2020 growth targets. This will involve the Company expanding Laboratory, Field, Greenhouse services, including Study Directorship and Project Management in GLP and GEP (Bio-efficacy), Seeds/Traits and Ecotoxicology (including Pollinators).

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SynTech’s Latin America Management Zones

To facilitate management of this service expansion, and the diversity of crops and trials demands in the Region, it has been divided into five operating Zones:

Zone 1

comprises Brazil
Key crops are: Corn, Soybean, Sunflower, Wheat, Coffee, Cotton, Sugarcane, Citrus, Pasture, Tomato, Potato, Beans, Melon, Watermelon, Mango, Banana, Pome and Stone fruit, Rice, Vegetables, Coconut, Pineapple, Grapes and Strawberries.

Sunflower trial in Brazil

Sunflower trial in Brazil


The Zone is managed from the SynTech Brazil office (Piracicaba, Sao Paulo). It has three satellites sites and exclusive partners covering key agricultural regions in the country.

Contact: Ms. Edilaine Gaitarossa (


Zone II

comprises Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

Key crops are: Soybean, Corn, Wheat, Sorghum Sunflower Canola (Oilseed rape), Pasture, Cotton, Rice, Citrus, Grapes, Pome and Stone Fruit, Vegetables, Tobacco and Sugar Cane.

Citrus trial Argentina

Citrus trial Argentina

The Zone is managed from the SynTech Argentina office (Victoria, Entre Rios), which includes the Regional Regulatory office. The company has a GLP certificate for all of Argentina, including its three satellite sites (Victoria, Mandoza, and Alto Valley).

Contact: Ms. Magdalena Zingoni (




Zone III

comprises Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.

Cauliflower trial, Chile

Cauliflower trial, Chile

Key crops are: Grapes, Citrus, Kiwi Fruit, Avocado, Pome and Stone Fruit, Berries, Walnuts, Corn, Vegetables, Wheat, Canola (Oilseed rape), Mango, Rice, Asparagus, Sugarcane, Paprika, Peppers, Coffee, Plantain, Cacao, Banana, Yuca (mandioca), Potatoes, Beans, and Cotton.

The Zone is managed from the SynTech Chile (Santiago) office.

Contact: Mr. Carlos Felipe Caballero (

Zone IV

comprises Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and the Caribbean.

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Coffee trial Costa Rica

Key crops are: Banana, Pineapple, Coffee, Melon, Watermelon, Sugarcane, Rice and Vegetables.

The Zone is managed from the SynTech Costa Rica office (San Jose).

Contact: Mr. Farid Silman (



Zone V

comprises Mexico.

Potato trial, Mexico

Potato trial, Mexico

Key crops are: Coffee, Avocado, Banana, Corn, Vegetables, Citrus, Pineapple, Mango, Tomato, Chili and Bell Pepper, Berries, Potato, Wheat, Beans, Sorghum, Barley and Grapes.

Mexico is now included in the SynTech North America region, managed from the SynTech HQ in Stilwell, Kansas, with close working between the USA and Mexican teams.


Contact: Ms. Mariana Krugner (

Overall Regional Administration is currently coordinated from SynTech’s Montevideo, Uruguay office. SynTech is planning to establish a Latin America HQ by end 2nd Q of 2016.