It is a wet and cool spring, quite a contrast from last year’s dry and warm weather. Some field work such as fertilizer spreading, ammonia application, weed control, and tillage did happen early. Frequent and heavy rains with some snow are delaying planting and field work in recent weeks. Our weather conditions are about the norm for this time of year. There is no call for alarm yet. Planting early is great when it happens, especially if soils are in good condition. Corn root systems develop much better in warm and moist soils compared to cool, wet and compacted soils.