Latham Releases Three New Products for 2017 Planting

Christmas often comes early for the Latham Product Team. We don’t always know what our research will reveal until we take a close look at it, but just like kids who eagerly await to unwrap their presents, we know our data is going to be good!

Our team analyzes third party research conducted throughout Latham Country, as well as our own proprietary trials including SuperStrips. Sometimes experimental products in these trials get advanced following promising results.

After analyzing fall 2016 yield data, we’re pleased to announce the following corn and soybean products — which weren’t listed in our 2017 product guide — are now being offered for spring 2017 planting.

Additional product information and yield data is available at If you have questions about these new releases, feel free to contact your Latham Regional Sales Manager or me.


LH 3117 VT2 PRO

This new 81-day hybrid was tested in our 2016 SuperStrips as EX3217. It’s a medium-short plant with excellent late-season standability and very good early vigor. It flowers moderately early and has very good tolerance to Northern Corn Leaf Blight, Eyespot and Common Rust.

LH 5339 SS RIB

This SmartStax® version of LH 5335 VT2 PRO has the same features as LH 5335, which is listed on page 37 in our 2017 product guide and also under the “corn” “products” tabs on It’s a very versatile product with excellent early vigor. Because this product is a better option for continuous corn acres, it has received Latham’s Gladiator™ designation.



This 1.9 soybean was tested in our 2016 SuperStrips and research plots as E1958L. It compares to L1787L and L2186L. This fairly tall, bushy soybean has very good tolerance to Soybean Cyst Nematode, Iron Deficiency Chlorosis and stress. It is moderately resistant to Brown Stem Rot and carries the Rps1-c gene for Phytophthora Root Rot control. It performs best in wider rows (greater than 20 inches) and in those light-to-marginal soils; it can be planted on better soils if the seeding rate is lower. I recommend planting 135,000 to 140,000 seeds per acre in 30-inch rows.