Ken Ferrie walks through considerations for planting strategies for this time of year and field moisture conditions in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. Since the window for pre-solstice flowering has passed, focus for planting switches to getting the corn in the ground. Areas that have bathtub rings might need a strip freshener to open up those soils to dry out and whether it is the strip freshener or the planter, make sure they are dancing on top to avoid putting in compaction in these wet fields. Covers that escaped a timely kill, will cause a bigger carbon penalty, but might be better off living at this point to help dry out the soil through transpiration to be able to get in and plant. Ken also reports some growers are seeing PPO damage on beans due to splashing.