Arizona Agri-Weekly report

The following is the latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office:

Field crops

Durum wheat and barley emergence has occurred on at least 95 and 75 percent of the acreage, respectively. Alfalfa conditions are fair to mostly good. Range and pasture conditions are mostly very poor to fair depending on the location. Few areas are in fair to good condition.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

Central Arizona growers shipped broccoli, bok choy, red and green cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, greens, honeydews, lemons, parsley, and spinach.

Western Arizona growers shipped anise, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, citrus, endive, escarole, frisee, greens, kale, Boston, iceberg, and romaine lettuce, and green leaf, red leaf lettuce, bok choy, parsley, Swiss chard and spinach.

Weather summary

The highest temperature of the week was 77 degrees at Yuma and Roll. The lowest reading at minus 13 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.

Precipitation was reported at all but one of the 22 stations. Douglas received the lowest at .02 inches of precipitation and Paloma received the most at .99 inches of precipitation.

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