With many areas experiencing heavy rain in May, soybean planting is behind normal this year. According to the USDA NASS crop report on May 26, soybean planting was 59% complete compared to the five-year average of 73% and last year's 85%. Areas of the state will need considerable drying before fields are ready to plant. Many producers may be wondering if they need to rethink their agronomic practices such as relative maturity, row spacing, and seeding rate. The following are strategies to consider when planting soybean in June or July.