Early maturity, dry fall conditions and a corn crop that was often smaller than the past few years contributed to near record harvest progress. Field work is mostly completed with lots of work done to correct the compaction of the previous year’s wet harvest season. Drainage tile is short because of the demand and the good field conditions. Many a wet hole is no more. Soil temperatures are finally cool enough to apply anhydrous ammonia, but soil conditions are often too dry to seal it in.