This past week Central Iowa received several scattered thunderstorms. Moisture received within a 20-mile radius ranged from next to nothing all the way to 2 inches! The vast majority of corn is tasseled with just the later planted corn still to enter pollen shed. There are some adult western corn rootworm feeding on silks, predominantly in fields that have been continuous corn. It is important to continue to scout fields to monitor insect and disease pressures. The majority of beans are in full bloom. The beans continue to look good with not a lot of pressures at this point. Planes have been busy applying fungicide and insecticides to the corn crop. Focus on ROI, not emotion, as you engage in late input decisions. Click here for more information as you consider whether or not to spray.