The following is the latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office:
Small grain plantings continued in February. Alfalfa conditions are mostly fair. Range and pasture conditions are mostly very poor. Very few areas are in poor to fair condition.
Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped broccoli, bok choy, red and green cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, greens, lemons, lettuce, 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, Swiss chard, and spinach this week.
Temperatures were mostly below normal across Arizona for the week ending Feb. 14, ranging from 5 degrees below normal at Flagstaff and Tucson to 0 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon, Prescott, and Winslow.
The highest temperature of the week was 77 degrees at Parker and Roll, and the lowest reading of 4 degrees occurred at Flagstaff.
Precipitation was reported at 19 of the 22 stations. Aguila received the least at .01 inches of precipitation. Roll received the most at 0.7 inches of precipitation.