Climate and Soil
From May-October 2015, the District experienced an average of 301 mm of precipitation, 1,611 growing degree days and 2,566 crop heat units. The average growing season is approximately 180 days. Nipissing sits primarily in climate zone F and plant hardiness zone 4a & 3b. Soils in the District are thin, stony, well-drained podzols and tend to be highly acidic, with agricultural lime used to improve yields.