Enogen Helps Fuel the Farm Economy
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Growers access Enogen corn through a technology license with Syngenta and a production contract with an ethanol plant that has entered into a commercial agreement with Syngenta. Enogen corn is available in approximately 30 high-yielding hybrids with the latest germplasm from Syngenta. Growers who plant these hybrids, which range from 85-day varieties to 118-day varieties, receive ample support on how to follow specific, yet simple, stewardship requirements, like planting border rows around an Enogen cornfield, cleaning out planters and combines, and reserving bin space for all Enogen grain.
Growers across the country—from Maine to Florida to Arizona and throughout the Midwest—are embracing this seed technology. While there were approximately 20,000 acres of Enogen corn grown for ethanol in 2011, the first year the technology hit the market, this total has soared to 800,000 acres today.
“Enogen corn is a step change for agriculture. Many growers are getting $50 to $60 more per acre with Enogen corn, thanks to increased yield potential and premiums from ethanol plants.”
“The ethanol industry has paid growers more than $100 million in premiums for Enogen in the last seven years,” Tingle says. “See for yourself how Enogen can perform in your fields and help keep your operation viable.”