Syngenta Introduces Tracking Tool For Enogen Corn Growers
The recently introduced Enogen Value Tracker from Syngenta provides corn growers with a new way to track Enogen corn. Syngenta will include the naturally derived, non-GMO purple tracer trait in select bags of Enogen hybrids.
“Enogen corn is a win for the farmer, a win for the ethanol plant and a win for the consumer,” said Enogen grower Marc Mummelthei of Waverly, Iowa. “Anything that increases what corn can do for our country is a good thing. The Enogen Value Tracker will reinforce good stewardship practices and help growers more easily manage border rows and visually track Enogen grain from harvest through delivery to the ethanol plant.”
During the season, the Enogen Value Tracker appears as randomly dispersed purple plants across an Enogen field (inside the border rows) and will represent up to 5% of the plants in a given field. The grain produced from these purple (and neighboring) plants will comprise both yellow and purple kernels which will make visually tracking Enogen corn easier from harvest through storage and processing. According to Jack Bernens, head of Marketing for Enogen at Syngenta, this latest stewardship innovation will help reduce the chance of misdirecting Enogen grain.
“Since the introduction of Enogen corn enzyme technology in 2011, Syngenta has voluntarily implemented comprehensive stewardship protocols to mitigate potential commercial concerns about Enogen corn affecting unintended processes,” Bernens said. “The Enogen Value Tracker offers growers a way to help make this simple, effective protocol even easier.”
Enogen Value Tracker seed does not contain Enogen corn enzyme technology. The variety’s seed bags contain a mixture of approximately 95% Enogen seed and 5% Enogen Value Tracker seed.
Syngenta intends to include the Enogen Value Tracker in all bags of Enogen seed over time.
Read more about the product here.