Locally Proven

How do we recommend locally proven products for your farm?

Three ways:

1. Legend Elite Advancement Project (L.E.A.P.)
2. Knowledge Plots
3. On-Farm Trials

Legend Elite Advancement Project (L.E.A.P.):

Legend Elite Advancement Project (L.E.A.P.) is our proprietary, in-house research program. It validates data on hybrid genetic performance over time and agronomic placement. Our L.E.A.P. plots are used for product evaluation, selection, and positioning on the right soil type and in the right geography to consistently deliver high value products to growers. Since 2014, we’ve conducted 78,168 replicated corn trials across 57 locations. As a result of our rigorous testing, we advance only the elite hybrids into our line-up, averaging 19 new products per year out of the thousands we tested.

A quick look at the Farm Nutrients 2016 Knowledge Plot in Rembrandt, IA.

Knowledge Plots™:

Legend Seeds’ Knowledge Plots™ are our educational plots designed to showcase our products, new technologies, seed treatments, and agronomic practices. These plots allow growers to have a local, hands-on experience with products and see various production practices. Step into the know, talk to your local Legend Seeds dealer or representative today about attending a Knowledge Plot event near you or scheduling a private tour.

On-Farm Trials:

Like most seed companies, we’ve been conducting on-farm trials since day one. It’s the foundation of getting-to-know how a product performs in your backyard. Visit our Plot Data page to see how our products perform in your area.

Here are just a few of the South Dakota highlights from our On-Farm Trials in 2017:

  • Salem Soybean Plot: LS 28X840 topped this plot at 72.9 bushels/acre.
  • Willow Lake Soybean Plot: We had a very big win for treated versus non-treated beans in a side-by-side trial. Quite a return on investment shown here!
  • Doland Corn Plot: LR 9798 VT2PRIB is doing great from east to west.
  • Pierre Corn Plot: LR 9701 GENSSRIB had great yield and dry down in an extreme drought situation. LR 94A01 3011A continues to perform across SD.