Avoid the Temptation to Buy Only Based on Plots

Posted on December 5, 2017 by:

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It’s that time of the year when we reflect upon the decisions we made last year and make changes for 2018. Many farmers will base next year’s planting decisions based only off this year’s results, so please avoid making that huge mistake!

Base your decision on facts and results but also the odds.  Odds are, the 2018 growing season isn’t going to be exactly like the 2017 growing season. We can’t control Mother Nature, so spread risk by planting packages of both corn hybrids and soybean varieties.

Resist the urge to plant that racehorse hybrid or winning soybean variety on most of your acres! The breadth of Latham’s product strength is evident from our F.I.R.S.T. Trial performance. Multiple Latham brand products placed in the Top 10 at multiple trial locations.

At printing time, we have 34 wins in soybeans and 17 wins in corn. We also have 293 Top 10 performances in soybeans and 220 in corn so far. With such great harvest results, it’s easy to order the yield trial winners. It’s important, however, that you do NOT buy based exclusively on this year’s winning results.

At Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, we select products bred to perform in specific geographies. The Latham team also takes pride in making sure only the highest quality seeds go in the bag, which is evident with the yield results we saw again this year in the F.I.R.S.T. Trials seed tests!

Take the time to review your farm, field- by- field, and place the product for every acre! Seed selection is one of the important decisions a
farmer will make. It’s well documented that the ability to reach yield potential begins with the seed. At Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, we want to work with you to reach new yield levels in 2018!

 

Categories: General Agronomy