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Weather Data exchange September 2010


September Weather Data from Bill Arthur, South Perth County
For record comparison HU are compiled from May 10 to Sept 20
This year corn was planted from April 15 on which would accumulate an additional 250 HU.
In addition we still have not had a frost let alone a killing frost so another 155 HU
can be added so the earliest planted corn has received just over 3300 HU. That is why
high moisture corn has already been harvested. On Sept 20 people were switching fields
to find corn wet enough to put up for high moisture. What a difference a year makes!
Most, but not all edible beans are harvested and maybe 75% of soys. Edible yields described
as 'good' soys as excellent. Many will have new record high soy yields in this area
and excellent quality so few IP beans are being turned down.
Much bean ground planted to wheat and already turning green.
Corn looks like a great yield too. Combine monitors in the high moisture fields are showing
some yields as high or higher than people have grown before.
With a little more good harvest weather it looks like a great year for crops in this area
and prices for crops make it even more enjoyable to be farming this year.

  Start May 10 HU Start May 10
  HU for September HU to date
2010 339 2904
2009 373 2567
Hi year 461 '02 3246 '91
Low year 276 '86 2422 '00
26 year AV 387.1 2805.3
   
  Rain for September Rain to Date
2010 107 516
2009 54 417
Hi year 245.5 '96 908.5 '00
Low year 13 '04 369 '01
26 year AV 96.7 455



September Weather Stats from Peter Stewart, S.E. Northumberland County
If you add in HU from April 20 through September 30 the total comes to 3615.
So corn planted mid April should look like early November corn, which it does.
Some early corn harvest has moisture levels from the high teens to mid twenties.
What a difference a year makes. Rainfall near the end of this month has brought
back moisture levels, but the unsettled weather makes bean harvest and wheat
planting a hit and miss situation. Bean yields seem to be quite respectable
so far, challenging last years numbers.

  Rainfall (mm)   HU
2010 103.5 390
2009 61 404
Avg since '79 100.5 Avg since '87 417
High 218 in '96   492 in '05
Low 46.5 in '07   350 in '95
May 1 to Aug 284 May 1 to Sept 21 3285
May-Aug last year 351.5 2883
Historical Avg May to Aug 299 3067


September Weather Data from Neil Moore, Lindsay area
Below average rainfall for the month even with 17 of 30 days recording rain
19 mm on 2-8; 10 mm on 16th; 23 mm on 21-23; 13 on 27-18 with variable rates in area
Below average heat units for Sept. and season total now below 1998, 1999, and 2005
Early planted corn and soybean harvest began with moistures 26-30 and 13-15
Corn silage harvest completed with some too dry - dropped very fast
Night temperatures above 15C on 3 nights, 10C or below on 19 nights
Day highs: 6 days 25C or above, 2 days above 30, and 13 days below 20C
light frost 1.4C on the 20th

September Rainfall (mm) Heat Units
'10 68 520
'09 48 531
21 year avg 78 532
High 135 in '00 648 in '02
Low 09 in '04 421 in '93
May 1 to date 2010 432 3331
May 1 to date 2009 495 2965
Avg May 1 to date 451 3170