Time spent on planters now can bypass a lot of headaches later and can keep farmers from jumping the gun on doing tillage passes before the ground is fit. A simple test is taking soil right below tillage depth, balling it up in your hand, and see if you can ribbon it. If it ribbons an inch or more, it will be a compaction layer not just a density change you will be putting in. Ken also advises growers to do some grow outs to check for herbicide carry over due to the dry June of 2023. He also advises checking your last freeze date and backing up 25 days to set your earliest planting date for those early planted soybeans.