Arizona Agri-Weekly report

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

Field crops

Durum wheat and barley is headed on virtually all of the small grain acreage. Maturing has occurred on at least 15 percent of the acreage.

Cotton planting is complete on 80 percent of the acreage in Arizona.

Alfalfa conditions are fair to excellent depending on the location. Most areas are in good to excellent condition. Harvest is underway on more than two-thirds of the state’s acreage.

Range and pasture conditions vary from very poor to excellent depending on the location. Most areas are in fair to excellent condition.

Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops

Central Arizona growers shipped red and green cabbage, cilantro, and potatoes.

Western Arizona growers shipped iceberg lettuce this week.

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly above normal across Arizona for the week ending May 9, ranging from 5 degrees below normal at Parker to 5 degrees above normal at Prescott.

The highest temperature of the week was 99 degrees at Marana. The lowest reading at 20 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon and Flagstaff.

Precipitation was reported at 7 of the 22 stations this week. Safford, Tucson, and Willcox received .02 inches of precipitation and Canyon de Chelly received the most at .35 inches of precipitation. Two out of the 22 weather stations have below normal precipitation to date.

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