- Alfalfa conditions remain mostly fair to good - harvest continues in a few areas across the state;
- Small grain seeding is wrapping up in most areas;
- Western Arizona growers shipped arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, Chinese cabbage, and other vegetables.
The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix, Ariz., released Feb. 21, 2012.
Alfalfa conditions remain mostly fair to good. Harvest continues in a few areas across the state. Small grain seeding is wrapping up in most areas.
Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, kale greens, bok choy, cilantro, parsley, and citrus.
Western Arizona growers shipped arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, Chinese cabbage, endive, escarole, frisee, kale greens, Boston, green leaf, iceberg, red leaf, and romaine lettuces. Also shipped week were bok choy, parsley, radicchio, spinach, and citrus.
Temperatures were mostly below normal for the week ending Feb.19 ranging from normal at Prescott to 6 degrees below normal at Aguila, Coolidge, and Paloma.
The highest temperature of the week was 76 degrees at Roll. The lowest reading was 8 degrees at Flagstaff.
Precipitation was recorded in 16 of the 21 weather stations. The Parker area received the least at 0.01 inches of precipitation. The Safford area received the most at 0.82 inches. Three of the weather stations have yet to receive precipitation in 2012.