Arizona Agri-Weekly: alfalfa condition fair to excellent

Arizona Agri-Weekly: alfalfa condition fair to excellent

Cotton planting continues in western Arizona; Alfalfa conditions fair to excellent depending on the location; Various winter vegetables and citrus shipped from western and central Arizona; Temperatures reach 91 degrees in Yuma.  

The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the Phoenix, Ariz. Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service released March 21.

Field crops

Cotton planting remains active in western Arizona.

Alfalfa condition varies from fair to excellent depending on the location. Harvesting is active in many areas of the state.

Range and pasture condition varies from very poor to good.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

Central Arizona growers shipped bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, kale, parsley, and various citrus.

Western Arizona growers shipped arrugula, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, endive, escarole, frisee, kale, Boston, green leaf, iceberg, red leaf, romaine lettuce, parsley, radicchio, spinach, and various citrus.

Weather summary

Temperatures were above normal across Arizona for the week ending March 20, ranging from 3 degrees above normal at Paloma and Roll to 13 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon and Prescott.

The highest temperature of the week was 93 degrees at Yuma. The lowest reading was 22 degrees at Grand Canyon.

No precipitation was recorded in the 22 weather stations. All weather stations have below normal precipitation this year. 

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