August is Key Time to Take Field Notes


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August is a great month for walking field trials and plots. In fact, I believe August is one of the two most important times to take notes about your growing crops.

Shortly after emergence, you can see how the early growth and vigor of the young plants react under current growing conditions and by different soil types. Then in mid-August you can really start separating maturities on the hybrids. Much information can be gained by looking at hybrids now and noting stalk and root strength, plant and ear height, as well as kernel development.

Last month we had a chance to get together with Latham dealers from six states at our annual sales meeting, and it was exciting to hearhow well their Latham® brand products have been
performing! During that meeting, we let everyone in on a little secret… the new 2018 Seed Guide lists some limited-release products that are identified as “LR” instead of “LH.” Many of these LR products have been planted in our regional show plots, so take a look at them in a field near you!

Regional Seed-2-Soil® Technology Tours will be held in August and September throughout Latham Hi-Tech Seeds’ marketing footprint. There will be in-depth training on new and existing corn and soybean varieties along with agronomic information on the newest industry traits and herbicide recommendations to reduce chances of weed resistance.

Each plot will showcase products that have been selected to perform best in that geography, which is another advantage of working with our independent and regional company. By attending one or more of these tours, you’ll gain more information about the diversity of our lineup. Latham has so many options for growers to choose, ranging from conventional corn to hybrids with SmartStax® technology and from Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® to Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® and LibertyLink® soybeans.

For exact locations locations, directions, and other information about our field days visit the Latham Facebook Page or call 1.877.GO.LATHAM!