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

Field crops

Cotton boll opening is at 97 percent complete, ahead of last year’s 93 percent but the same as the five-year average, according to the latest Arizona Agri-Weekly Report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix, Ariz.

Cotton conditions are mostly good to excellent. Harvesting remains active in the Yuma area.

Most alfalfa is in fair to good condition. Harvesting is active on over three-quarters of the state’s acreage.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, and lemons.

Weather summary

Temperatures varied across Arizona the week ending Oct. 10, ranging from 10 degrees below normal at Payson to 5 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon and Willcox.

The highest temperature of the week was 99 degrees at Phoenix and Yuma. The lowest reading of 27 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.

Precipitation was recorded in 19 the 22 stations this week. Yuma received the least at .05 inches of precipitation. Flagstaff received the most at 2.45 inches.

Eight of the 22 weather stations remain at below normal precipitation to date, mostly in the northern areas of the state.