Don't Overlook This Hybrid!
With so many great products in the Latham® Hi-Tech Hybrids 2011 lineup, it’s easy to overlook some numbers that weren’t showcased in our 2010 SuperStrip plots. That’s why I’d like to take this opportunity to explain why my favorite hybrid is LH 5494 3000GT. Latham 5494 3000GT is a great hybrid north of Highway 30 in Iowa, as well as for farmers in Wisconsin.
I love the adaptability of this hybrid! Latham 5494 3000GT is also available in a GT (LH 5492GT) and a GTCBLL (LH 5493 GTCBLL). It’s a sister to LH 5498 3000GT, which performed very well in our 2010 SuperStrip plots.
Latham® Hi-Tech Hybrids LH 5494 3000GT dominated the 2009 Latham Group B SuperStrips, but it’s best known for producing well in real field conditions. It’s a taller hybrid with great standability and very good late-season intactness. It has excellent vigor for tough field conditions with high drought tolerance. It produces excellent tonnage for dairymen with good digestibility to boot.
This hybrid yields consistently up and down the hills. It does a great job of bringing up the low ends of fields. This will translate to whole-farm yields that are above average due to the ability of Latham 5494 3000GT to handle tough portions of fields, while producing top-end yields. Plant some in 2011 and see what it can do for you!