Latham Offers Xtend® Products for 2016 Planting

Latham Hi-Tech Seeds is releasing five new Latham® soybeans brands and 15 experimental lines with the Roundup® Ready Xtend soybeans technology in maturities from Early Group Zero to Early Group 3. Midwest farmers can plant these Xtend products this spring to test product performance before full-size commercialization happens in 2017.Roundup Ready 2 Xtend

We’ve been waiting for Xtend approval for years to fight weed resistance. It’s so exciting that this trait has finally been approved in China! The finish line is in sight for full-scale commercialization as the Xtend herbicide is pending approval by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Because EPA has yet to approve dicamba for over-the-top use on these new soybean products, we’re treating 2016 as a trial year for Roundup 2 Xtend soybeans. Latham customers have come to expect strong genetics and disease packages from our company, so we’re especially excited about the potential of offering some of our most popular genetics with the Xtend technology. New Latham brand soybean products for 2017 include a RR2 Xtend version of our top-selling Latham 2084R2 with the IRONCLAD designation for unmatched disease protection with unparalleled yield.

Farmers should treat RR2 Xtend soybeans the same as Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield until the dicamba-based herbicides become approved. Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans are tolerant to both glyphosate and dicamba herbicides. Until EPA grants approval, however, it’s illegal to use of dicamba herbicides.

Liberty Link is currently the only non-selective alternative to the Roundup (glyphosate) weed control system. Latham Seeds offers a full lineup of LibertyLink® soybeans also in many different maturities and disease packages for 2016 planting.

To learn more about the products that are best suited for your farm, visit or call 1.877.GO.LATHAM (1.877.465.2842) to be connected with a Latham representative in your area.