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“Farmer helping farmer” has been our family’s legacy since 1947.

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Our legacy of innovation began in 1947 when my grandfather retrofitted a piece of equipment to clean smut off oats. Soon thereafter, he started selling “certified oats” seed. My father was passionate about research, which led to higher soybean yields. Today we work with the world’s top genetics and trait providers plus build on our proprietary breeding program to reach new yield levels for corn and soybeans.

At family-owned Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, we’re humbled to work beside you in this noble effort to provide food, feed, fiber, and fuel for the growing world.

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Tips for Assessing Soybean Stands

Taking stand counts and visually assessing young seedlings helps detect potential issues due to planting or environmental conditions, as well as disease or insect pressure. If a field is found to have uneven emergence or a lower than desired plant stand, it is important to determine the cause.

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Managing Soil Erosion

Soil erosion resulting from heavy rainfall events and wind leads to the loss of essential soil nutrients and soil carbon. Eroded soil and the loss of organic matter essential for supporting crop growth can damper corn and soybean production and reduce yield. Across the Corn Belt, an observed 20% increase in rainfall has led to a 40% increase in soil erosion. Record breaking flooding across the Midwest has further exacerbated erosion.

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Scout Early for Below-Ground Insects That Damage Corn

Numerous below-ground insects can damage your corn stand. We will focus on four pests, including where you will likely find them and what management tips could help prevent damage.

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Estimating Optimal Time to Cut Alfalfa

Every grower tends to have a different strategy of when to begin cutting alfalfa. Some cut on a certain date in May no matter what and continue the cycle every 28 days. Some growers wait until the alfalfa has reached about 10% bloom, which historically provides a good balance between the highest yield without compromising quality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Latham Hi-Tech Seeds family owned?
    Yes, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds was founded in 1947 in Alexander, Iowa, by Willard Latham and his wife, Evelyn. Three of Willard’s sons joined the business in the 1960s-70s. Today, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds is owned and operated by the third generation of Lathams. Covering a seven-state territory, offering corn, soybeans and cover crops.
  • What technology does Latham Hi-Tech Seeds have access to?
    Latham Hi-Tech Seeds has proprietary products as well as access to key traits in the industry. Check out our Corn Hybrids, Soybean Varieties and Cover Crop Varieties.
  • What is Latham Hi-Tech Seed’s footprint?
    Latham Seeds is specialized to the upper Midwest including: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois.
  • How do you decide what hybrids to offer?
    YOU DO! The goal with our breeding program is to develop unique corn and soybean offerings that meet challenges faced by farmers across the Midwest. Input for those attributes begins with the farmer.