Latham® Soybeans Dominate 2022 F.I.R.S.T. Trials

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Matt Moore, Soybean Product Manager

The 2023 class of Latham® soybeans is seeing tremendous yield results across our footprint this fall. New varieties like L 0528 LLGT27, L 0959 E3, L 1439 XF, L 1947 E3 and L 3123 E3 are dominating F.I.R.S.T. Trials, our internal Elite research trials, as well as Latham Showcase plots. These new products bring exciting firepower to our soybean lineup!

Latham President John Latham, announced this summer at Latham Dealer Kickoff that he was renaming one of our new soybeans L 1947 E3 in honor of the year in which his grandfather founded this family-owned seed company. That seemed like a bold move to put such a big name on a new product, but John knew what he was doing! This soybean lived up to its legendary name with a F.I.R.S.T. Trial win and five Top 5 finishes.

Another soybean that won a F.I.R.S.T. Trial plus placed in the Top 5 eight times is L 2049 E3.  It has been one of our top-selling varieties for two years running and it made the leaderboard yet again with tremendous yield results across its maturity zone in 2022.  Other products with noteworthy performance include:

  • L 1648 LLGT27 with a F.I.R.S.T. Trial win plus eight Top 10 finishes
  • L 3123 E3 with two F.I.R.S.T. Trial wins and five Top 5 finishes
  • L 1439 XF with three F.I.R.S.T. Trial wins and eight Top 10 finishes

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Familiar products like L 0254 XF, L 0785 E3, L 1558 E3, L 1995 E3, L 2049 E3, L 2894 E3 and L 3086 XF are again proving why Latham’s soybean lineup is unmatched in the industry.

It’s not often that we single out our performance in one state, but we would be remiss if we didn’t highlight our results in Minnesota. Keep in mind that many of our farmer-customers in Central and Northern Minnesota were getting nervous about the later planting dates due to spring weather challenges. Planting dates well into June were not uncommon in these areas.

The 2022 F.I.R.S.T. Trial results are proof positive that it pays to wait and plant in the right conditions, which includes warmer and drier soils. Latham Seeds placed first eight times in the Minnesota and Red River Valley Regions F.I.R.S.T. Trials with six different soybean varieties: L 0528 LLGT27, L 1439 XF (won twice), L 1452 LLGT27, L 1648 LLGT27, L 1947 E3 and L 2049 E3. We also won F.I.R.S.T. Trials with three different traits: Enlist E3TM (E3), XtendFlex® (XF) and LibertyLink® GT27TM (LLGT27).

To see the results for yourself, check out our Performance page. Like what you see? Sign up for our TECHtalk e-newsletter or get in contact with a dealer near you. Click here.