Syngenta was formed in 2000 by the merger of Novartis and AstraZeneca and is one of the leading agribusinesses in the world. It provides various products for seeds and crop protection. The company offers more than 2,500 proprietary varieties, including begonia, cyclamen, petunia and impatiens walleriana. Syngenta provides herbicides that include AXIAL, CALLISTO family, DUAL and BICEP MAGNUM, ENVOKE, FUSILADE MAX and TOPIK. Its vegetables business operates globally under regional brands, such as S&G, ROGERS and DULCINEA. The company specializes in the seed treatment of fungicides with the brands DIVIDEND, MAXIM and APRON XL. It additionally offers Public Health portfolio that includes products that control a variety of pest, arthropods and rodents that spread debilitating diseases and damage residential and commercial properties. Syngenta employs more than 21,000 individuals in over 90 countries worldwide.