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

Small grain plantings continue to be active this week. Alfalfa conditions are fair to good. Range and pasture conditions are mostly very poor. Very few areas are in poor to fair condition.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

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

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly above normal in Arizona for the week ending Feb. 21, ranging from 2 degrees below normal at Canyon de Chelly, Parker, and St. Johns to 6 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon, Phoenix, and Prescott.

The highest temperature of the week was 80 degrees at Yuma. The lowest reading at 13 degrees occurred at Flagstaff and Grand Canyon.

Precipitation was reported at 19 of the 22 stations. Kingman and Yuma received the lowest at .01 inches of precipitation. Payson received the most at .60 inches of precipitation.

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