The following is the latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office:
Small grain plantings are active this month. Alfalfa conditions are mostly fair. Range and pasture conditions are mostly very poor.
Fruit and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped broccoli, bok choy, red and green cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, greens, lemons, leeks, parsley, and spinach.
Western Arizona growers shipped anise, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, citrus, endive, escarole, frisee, greens, kale, Boston, iceberg, and romaine lettuce, and green leaf, red leaf lettuce, bok choy, parsley, and spinach this week.
Temperatures were mostly above normal across Arizona for the week ending Feb. 7, ranging from 4 degrees below normal at Canyon de Chelly to 5 degrees above normal at Phoenix and Prescott. The highest temperature of the week was 74 degrees at Buckeye, Paloma, and Yuma and the lowest reading at 3 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was reported at all of the 22 stations. Paloma and Winslow received the lowest at .02 inches and Douglas received the most at .62 inches of precipitation.