Today is June 9, 2021, and earlier this morning we recorded another episode of the Strategic Farming: Field Notes program. The Field Notes program is a weekly update on the current crop situation and crop management considerations. Today’s session was moderated by U of MN Extension Crops Educators Jared Goplen and Dave Nicolai. The special guests included Drs. Debalin Sarangi, Extension weed management specialist, Tom Peters, Extension sugarbeet agronomist, and Jochum Wiersma, Extension small grains specialist, to discuss the hot and dry conditions, and the implications this has for both weed control and small grain yield potential.