Cotton harvest in Arizona39s Dome Valley

Cotton harvest in Arizona's Dome Valley.

Arizona Agri-Weekly: Yuma cotton harvest underway

Cotton: harvest continues in Yuma County – crop condition statewide varies from fair to excellent; Alfalfa: crop condition mostly fair to excellent; Weather: precipitation recorded at 8 of the 22 Arizona AZMET weather stations. 

The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix, Ariz., released Sept. 6.

Field crops

Arizona’s upland cotton crop has bolls opening on 63 percent of the acreage. Harvesting is underway in the Yuma area. The condition of the cotton crop varies from fair to excellent.

Alfalfa condition is mostly fair to excellent. Harvest is active on over three-fourths of the acreage across the state.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

Arizona growers harvested miscellaneous melons.

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly above normal for the week ending Aug. 28, ranging from two degrees below normal at Parker to 12 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon, Prescott, and Willcox.

The highest temperature of the week was 115 degrees at Roll. The lowest reading was 42 degrees at Grand Canyon.

Precipitation was recorded in 8 of the 22 weather stations. The least precipitation was recorded in Grand Canyon with 0.03 inches. The most precipitation was recorded in Douglas with 0.69 inches. Roll is the only weather station with above normal precipitation to date. 

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