Climate and Soil
From May-October 2015, the District experienced an average of 352 mm of precipitation, 1,704 growing degree days and 2,713 crop heat units. The south of the District lies in climate zone F with an average growing season of 183 days. This zone transitions to G, H & I further north in the district, with an average growing season of 162 days. Sudbury lies within plant hardiness zone 4a & 3b. Soils are typically shallow, stony podzols and have historically been highly acidic and require agricultural lime and tile drainage to be productive.