Ormstown weatherman Peter Finlayson reports that last week was the driest for June so far with only 17mm of rain.
June has also been slightly on the cool side with heat units hovering around 20-21 per day with a total to date for the season of 940, which is normal. The corn and soybean crops are variable across the region, some obviously suffering from water stress, yet the Valley crops look pretty advanced compared with further east on the other side of the Richelieu River where not much corn will be "knee high by the first of July." Strawberries are on the market and looking fantastic - the wet weather and moderate heat has resulted in large and very juicy berries - enjoy your strawberry social!
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