Latham® Seeds Top 2015 F.I.R.S.T. Trials

Corn PlotFall is my favorite time of the year for so many reason: football games, baseball playoffs and harvest. I feel as excited as a kid on Christmas day when I fire up my computer every morning and read emails with the latest yield and F.I.R.S.T. Trials results.

What could be a better way to start the day than hearing from our dealers and customers that Latham® brand seeds are topping their plots or breaking whole-field yield records? We feel very fortunate to get to work with so many great farmers across six Midwest states.

With many F.I.R.S.T. Trial results yet to come in, Latham brand soybeans already have won 18 F.I.R.S.T. Trials with 116 Top 10 finishes! This morning we received word that one of our soybeans topped the South Dakota Southeast Region Summary. Four Latham soybean products also placed in the Top 12 in that test!

Last year Latham® hybrids won 20 different F.I.R.S.T. Trials. Eight different Latham corn products won 2014 F.I.R.S.T. Trial locations from 90 to 110 days, which shows the breadth and depth of our lineup.

While 2015 corn harvest results are just beginning to come in, we’re off to a great start! For the second straight year, Latham 5715 VT2 PRO RIB is performing extremely well in F.I.R.S.T. Trials and in customers’ fields. This hybrid had an impressive win in Beresford, SD. It not only was 8 bushels better than the 2nd place hybrid, but LH 5715 VT2 PRO RIB performed 37.5 bushels higher than the plot average!

We’re frequently asked, “What is Latham’s secret to success?” First of all, it takes access to the best genetics in the industry.  Our position as a family-owned, independent seed company gives us access to genetics from multiple sources. The second key to Latham Hi-Tech Seeds’ success in yield trials is our research program, which helps sort out products that really work in our marketing area. The next advantage Latham Seeds has is quality. There’s a reason “quality” is still stamped on each bag of Latham brand soybeans… it’s because we take great pride in producing only the finest quality soybean seed.

Keep an eye on all the yield results on our company’s Facebook page and at You’ll find the link you want online by clicking on the drop-down arrow under “corn” or “soybeans.”