Soybean planting has quickly progressed over the last week, where rainfall has occurred. Hot, dry
conditions continue for much of the state, though some places have been receiving a few pop-up showers
to keep soil moisture levels adequate. In times of dry conditions keep an eye on fields that may not have
received rainfall or irrigation to activate PRE herbicides. Our earliest planted soybeans (late March) have
started to put on blooms, R1-R2 growth stage (bloom) is one of the most water-sensitive growth stages in
soybean, if irrigation is available ensure that the soybeans are not water-stressed at this time.