The season started and ended with wet conditions, delivering approximately 10 inches of rain in Arnold’s region between Aug. 1 and Nov. 1.
Even with the season’s challenges, Arnold said his Enogen corn stood perfect.
“The crops dried down good,” he added, noting that his Enogen hybrid E109R3 brand ended up yielding 228 bu/A this season – approximately 20 bu/A higher than the regional average.
Enogen corn is an in-seed innovation available exclusively from Syngenta, featuring the first biotech corn output trait designed to enhance ethanol production. It offers alpha-amylase enzyme directly in the grain, eliminating the need for ethanol producers to source liquid amylase and keeping the dollars they would spend elsewhere in their local communities instead. Enogen growers, meanwhile, are eligible to earn up to a 40-cents-per-bushel premium for Enogen grain delivered to participating ethanol plants.
For Arnold, the combination of performance and improved return on investment has made Enogen corn a staple on his farm.
“Enogen performs well – it yields right along with the other hybrids,” Arnold said. “I personally just don’t see any reason not to plant it.”
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