The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix, Ariz., released Jan. 10, 2012.
The Arizona cotton harvest is 93 percent complete, behind last year and behind the five-year average of 97 percent complete.
Alfalfa conditions are mostly fair to good. Harvest remains active in a few areas across the state. Sheep have been brought in to graze and lamb on some alfalfa fields.
Barley seeding is approaching two-thirds complete. Durum seeding is more than one-third complete.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, kale, and parsley.
Western Arizona growers shipped arrugula, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, celery, cilantro, endive, escarole, frisee, kale, and various lettuces including Boston, green leaf, iceberg, red leaf, and romaine. Also shipped were parsley, radicchio, and spinach.
Temperatures were above normal for the week ending Jan. 8, ranging from 3 degrees above normal at Parker to 11 degrees above normal at various locations across the state.
The highest temperature of the week was 80 degrees at Roll, Tucson, and Yuma. The lowest reading was 14 degrees at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was not recorded in any of the 21 AZMET weather stations.