The following is the latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office:
• Field crops
Cotton harvesting is virtually complete, ahead of last year at 94 percent, and ahead of the five-year average of 98 percent.
Alfalfa conditions range from poor to good depending on the location. Sheeping off is mostly active in western and central alfalfa acres in Arizona. Range and pasture conditions are mostly very poor.
• Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped broccoli, cabbage, cilantro, greens, honeydews, curly parsley, spinach, and lemons.
Western Arizona growers shipped anise, arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupes, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, Chinese cabbage, endive, escarole, frisee, kale, Boston, iceberg, and romaine lettuce, and green leaf, red leaf lettuce, bok choy, parsley, spinach, and other miscellaneous melons this week.
• Weather summary
Temperatures were mostly above normal across Arizona for the week ending Jan. 10, ranging from 10 degrees below normal at Canyon De Chelly to 7 degrees above normal at Yuma. The highest temperature of the week was 76 degrees at Roll, and the lowest reading of 1 degree occurred at Grand Canyon.
There was no precipitation recorded at any of the 22 stations.