Arizona Agri-Weekly, June 22

The latest Arizona agriculture update from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz. Field Office:

Field crops

Durum wheat is mature on at least 85 percent of the acreage and nearly all barley acres have reached maturity. Small grain harvesting remains active across Arizona.

Cotton squaring is completed on 29 percent of the acreage.

Alfalfa harvest remains active on over three-quarters of the state’s acreage. Alfalfa conditions remain poor to excellent, depending on the location. Range and pasture conditions vary from very poor to excellent, depending on location and elevation.

Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops

Central and Western Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, miscellaneous melons, and seeded and seedless watermelons this week.

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly below normal across Arizona for the week ending June 21, ranging from 6 degrees below normal at Coolidge and Kingman to 3 degrees above normal at Payson.

The highest temperature of the week was 103 degrees at Parker and the lowest reading

of 34 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon. Precipitation was reported at 10 of the 22 stations. Parker, St. Johns, and Tucson received .01 inches of precipitation. Willcox is the only reporting station with above normal precipitation to date.

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