Arizona’s upland cotton harvested acreage is estimated at 178,000 acres, down 5 percent from 2006, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) office in Phoenix, Ariz.

As of Sept. 1, yield is forecast at 1,375 pounds per acre, 45 pounds less than 2006. Production is forecast at 510,000 bales, down 8 percent from 2006.

American-Pima cotton harvested area at 3,000 acres is 4,000 acres less than the 7,000 acres in 2006. Production is expected to total 5,500 bales, a decrease of 7,900 bales from 2006.

Pima yield, expected at 880 pounds per acre, is down 39 pounds from 2006. All cotton production is forecast at 515,500 bales, 9 percent lower than 2006.

For the United States, all cotton production is forecast at 17.8 million 480-pound bales, up 3 percent from last month but down 17 percent from 21.6 million bales in 2006, NASS reported.

Yield is expected to average 811 pounds per harvested acre, up 28 pounds from last month but down 3 pounds from 2006. Harvested area is expected to total 10.5 million acres of all cotton, down 1 percent from last month and down 17 percent from 2006.

Upland cotton production is forecast at 17.00 million 480-pound bales, up 3 percent from last month but down 18 percent from 2006. Compared with last month, lower upland production forecasts in the Delta and Southeast were offset by the 15 percent increase in Texas production to 7.00 million 480-pound bales.

American-Pima production is forecast at 793,000 bales, down 2 percent from last month but up 4 percent from 2006. American-Pima harvested area is expected to total 289,000 acres, down 1 percent from last month and down 11 percent from 2006.