The beans that were planted in March by the neighbor testing his planter were combined Friday, Sept. 18. They made 60 bushels per acre, which is a very respectable yield for our part of Illinois.  They were dry; I forgot to check what maturity group they were. The weather is abnormally dry and bean fields are showing where the soil is not as deep. We sowed some grass in our yard two weeks ago and with watering the grass came right up; cover crops planted in non-irrigated fields, not so much.