The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix, Ariz., released April 30, 2012.

Field crops

Cotton planting increased 18 percentage points from the previous week to 65 percent complete, ahead of the five-year average of 58 percent.

Alfalfa conditions are mostly good to excellent depending on the location. Harvest has occurred on more than 90 percent of the growing areas across the state.

Nearly all of the state durum wheat crop has headed.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

Arizona growers shipped cabbage, kale greens, and parsley.

Weather summary

Temperatures were above normal for the week ending April 29, ranging from 2 degrees above normal at Parker to 11 degrees above normal at Douglas and Prescott.

The highest temperature of the week was 106 degrees at Yuma. The lowest reading was 23 degrees at Grand Canyon.

There was precipitation recorded in 15 weather stations. The least was in Canyon De Chelly and Coolidge with 0.02 inches. The most was in Flagstaff with 0.58 inches.

All stations have below normal precipitation to date in 2012.