The Drought Monitor shows thing essentially unchanged from the previous week. This doesn’t include any moisture received after last Tuesday. The 30-day forecast from the Climate Prediction Center, released Jan. 16, calls for a fairly good chance of below normal temperatures for most of Kansas and equal chances of above or below normal precipitation. The three-month outlook predicts a decent chance of above normal temperatures here and equal chances of above or below normal precipitation. This is good news for getting summer crops planted. Last week briefly discussed the history of the use and misuse of pesticides, our mistakes with technologies such as Roundup Ready ® crops, and successes such as Bt technology and corn borer control. Today, where do we go from here? Can we move forward in a manner that is effective and environmentally sound?