Our Insights | Plant Nutrition
March 20, 2020

BRANDT® EnzUp® Zn on Corn: 2019 Trials

Early plant vigor measurements were taken over various soil types and conditions.  Trials compared starter fertilizer (grower standard) vs. starter fertilizer with 1 qt/acre BRANDT EnzUp Zn included.  


BRANDT EnzUp Zn treatments showed increased plant vigor.


  • Root Mass (4.3% Increase)
  • Stalk Diameter (4.2% Increase)
  • Height (5.1% Increase)


Data is significant at a 95% confidence level. 

Measurements were taken between V3 to V6.

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The early plant vigor is primary driven by the two enzymes in BRANDT EnzUp Zn. The addition of zinc is also beneficial.


Mannanase: 2.0 x 103uUnits/ml
Converts hemicellulose in the soil into smaller, absorbable sugars that are used by the plantas well as plant growth promoting microbes.


Lipase 1.0 x 106uUnits/ml
Breaks down lipids from organic residue and lipid based root exudates. As much as 20% of organic matter consists of lipids


Zinc (Zn) 4%
Zinc is a co-factor which upregulates the activity of many enzymes. Zn is also important for auxin production and growth in corn.