The following is the latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office:
Alfalfa conditions are mostly fair depending on location. Range and pasture conditions are mostly very poor. Very few areas are in good to excellent condition.
Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped broccoli, bok choy, red and green cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, greens, lemons, leeks, parsley, and spinach.
Western Arizona growers shipped anise, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, citrus, endive, escarole, frisee, greens, green leaf, honeydews, kale, Boston, iceberg, and romaine lettuce, and green leaf, red leaf lettuce, bok choy, parsley, and spinach this week.
Temperatures were mostly below normal across Arizona for the week ending Jan. 31, ranging from 6 degrees below normal at Canyon de Chelly to 4 degrees above normal at Prescott.
The highest temperature of the week was 72 degrees at Parker, Roll, and Yuma and the lowest reading of minus 1 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was reported at 15 of the 22 stations. Kingman and Phoenix received the lowest at .03 inches and Douglas received the most at .71 inches of precipitation.