Seed services

Seed services

Furrow irrigating a microbial seed treatment study for the Seeds/Traits group at Sanger, California

Furrow irrigating a microbial seed treatment study

SynTech Research is a leading contract research company delivering conventional and biotechnology seed /trait research, providing product development and regulatory services. These are provided to the agricultural, biotechnology and food industries, government bodies and agricultural commodity suppliers, on a global basis.

Our team

Staffed by highly trained, technically-competent scientists and managers. SynTech ensures its staff follow all policies and procedures for stewardship of crop-specific requirements according to USDA-APHIS and/or local bio-safety and government regulations.


Tests are performed on a variety of crops including corn

Hand pollination of corn for nutritional composition tests

Technical teams, experienced in testing of both conventional and biotech seed – provide:

  • crop variety evaluation
  • trait development
  • abiotic stress testing
  • drought stress testing
  • nitrogen use efficacy testing
  • biofuel variety testing
  • seed treatment testing
  • silage variety testing
  • protein expression
  • nutrient composition
  • agronomic equivalence evaluation

Crops covered include:

  • corn
  • soybeans
  • cotton
  • cereal crops
  • rice
  • oilseed rape
  • sunflower
  • sugar cane
  • vegetable

Evaluations are performed in mini-strip and macro plots, PDA demonstration and maturity plots, and characterization trials. These include threshing, sorting, treating and packaging harvested seeds into filed trial-ready condition.

Drought tolerance capabilities

SynTech Research has a range of sites in North America, Central and South America, and in Europe for drought tolerance trials. Our drip tape irrigation systems allow our active water management continuous flow, timed at specific phases of development, at planting (underground) or after planting (above ground).

Drought tolerance trial locations

Crop tolerance trials at Davis, California, USA

Crop tolerance trials at Davis, California, USA

  • California (Sanger, Visalia and Davis)
  • Arizona (Maricopa)
  • Kansas (West Central)
  • Los Mochis
South America
  • Chile (IX Region and VI Region)
  • Spain (Albacete and Seville)

Silage variety testing capabilities

Silage variety testing

Silage variety testing

SynTech Research conducts corn silage trials at multiple locations in the US – four in New York and one in Pennsylvania.

Experienced agronomists manage the process of collection and processing samples needed for digestibility, palatability or nutrient content testing.

To download a copy of the Seed Services brochure click here

For further information contact:
Americas requests: Mariana Krugner, California Research Centre Manager

EMEA & APAC requests: Mr. Eric Ythier, Business Development Manager EMEA & APAC