Strong Yields and Premiums Help Improve ROI
Pocahontas, IA: Like growers in many areas this season, Ryan Peterson faced the ever-present threat of yield loss from excessively wet conditions at planting and just before harvest. And yet, Peterson said his corn escaped the worst.
Enogen® hybrid E106N8-3000GT brand proved to be a standout hybrid in his fields. It not only overcame the late-season leaf diseases that struck his area after the heavy rains, including anthracnose and Goss’s Wilt, but also dried down well. The result: 237 bu/A, which were 10-15 bu/A above the regional average.
“Enogen has absolutely improved my ROI,” said Peterson, who is also a longtime Golden Harvest® Seed Advisor™.
An in-seed innovation available exclusively from Syngenta, Enogen corn features the first biotech corn output trait designed to enhance ethanol production. By offering alpha amylase enzyme directly in the grain, Enogen hybrids eliminate the need for ethanol plants to source liquid amylase. Growers are eligible to earn up to a 40-cents-per-bushel premium for Enogen grain delivered to participating ethanol plants.
“Our Enogen yields have been some of our highest since we started growing the product. When we take that plus the premium – in some cases, it’s doubled our return per acre,” Peterson said.
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