Weather Data exchange JULY
July Weather Data from Bill Arthur, South Perth County
Has been dry, got 10 mm on June 27 that really made a difference to the looks of the crops.
DRY is the only word to describe July and this area.
Wheat harvest was simple with dry weather right through and good yields coupled with price
made it profitable too. Corn and even beans are paying the price though. Corn on some gravel hills
near me is done, it will not likely recover even with rain today.
Oxford county, just east of me, has received several showers with amounts well over 100mm for
July and has some very nice looking crops as well as black weathered hay in the field waiting to get dry.
Locally, second cut hay came off with no rain on it but little regrowth.
Edible bean fields are starting to show yellowing, from maturing I think.
Corn is uneven and hurting from lack of moisture, lots of leaf rolling and firing of lower leaves.
Soys vary from looking good to excellant to poor with yellowing in areas. Lots of fields with weed problems.
There has been spraying for aphids in some fields or parts of fields.
Final outcome of crops is dependant on rain and how soon it comes.
1988 is remembered as our worst dry year but does not show in records except June.
1998 was dry from mid May to near end of July with virtually no rain for 9-10 weeks.
I have waited long enough to post so that right now it is hot and dry - Aug 6.
Our rainfall in July came mostly on two days; the 9th with 35 mm and the
19 -20th with 29 mm. The rainfall is very spotty with some areas
reporting over 100 mm by the 20th of the month. There was a considerable
period of cool unsettled weather which brought down the heat unit total,
but we are still close to average. However with the early start to the
spring, many heat units were recorded and most corn was planted before
my May 15th starting date for calculations.
Hay yields have been satisfactory with the majority of rainfall coming as it did.
Wheat harvest has sped along very quickly with many spring grain crops already
harvested. Soybean aphids are very spotty with neighbouring fields being
sprayed or having no aphids at all. However, right now everything needs a
drink. It easy on the lawnmower right now!v
July Weather Data from Neil Moore, Lindsay area
Very dry around here however north, south, and east have had areas of good rains