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

Alfalfa conditions range from poor to good depending on the location. Range and pasture conditions are mostly very poor depending on the location and elevation.

Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops

Central Arizona growers shipped broccoli, red and green cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, greens, lemons, leeks, parsley, and spinach.

Western Arizona growers shipped anise, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, Chinese cabbage, citrus, endive, escarole, frisee, greens, green leaf, honeydews, 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 across Arizona for the week ending Jan. 24, ranging from 4 degrees below normal at Aguila to 7 degrees above normal at Winslow. The highest temperature of the week was 72 degrees at Yuma and the lowest reading of minus 10 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.

Precipitation was reported at all 22 stations. Douglas received the lowest at .86 inches and Payson received the most at 7.3 inches of precipitation. All reporting stations have above normal precipitation.

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