The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office:
Durum wheat and barley is headed on 90 percent and 95 percent of the acreage, respectively. Maturing has occurred on 10 percent of the small grain acreage.
Cotton planting is complete on 70 percent of the acreage across Arizona. Alfalfa conditions are fair to excellent depending on the location. Most areas are in good to excellent condition. Harvesting is active on over two-thirds of the state’s acreage.
Range and pasture conditions vary from very poor to excellent depending on the location. Most areas are in fair to excellent condition.
Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped red and green cabbage, cilantro, and potatoes.
Western Arizona growers shipped broccoli, iceberg, and romaine lettuce.
Temperatures were mostly below normal across Arizona for the week ending May 2, ranging from 9 degrees below normal at Parker to 2 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon and Prescott.
The highest temperature of the week was 97 degrees at Paloma. The lowest reading at 13 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was reported at 5 of the 22 stations this week. Kingman and St. Johns received .01 inches of precipitation and Grand Canyon received .19 inches of precipitation. Two out of the 22 weather stations had below normal annual precipitation.