The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, released April 11.

Field crops

Cotton planting in Arizona is 20 percent complete, 9 percent behind last year and 3 percent behind the five-year average.

Alfalfa conditions vary from fair to excellent depending on the location. Harvesting is active in many areas of the state. Range and pasture condition varies from very poor to good depending on the location. Most areas are in fair to good condition.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

This week Central Arizona growers shipped cabbage, cilantro, kale, and parsley.

Western Arizona growers shipped arrugula, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, endive, escarole, frisee, kale, Boston, green leaf, iceberg, red leaf, romaine lettuce, parsley, and spinach.

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly below normal across Arizona for the week ending April 10th, ranging from 8 degrees below normal at Parker to 6 degrees above normal at Douglas.

The highest temperature was 91 degrees at Douglas, Marana, and Tucson. The lowest reading was 3 degrees at Grand Canyon.

Precipitation was recorded in 18 of the 22 weather stations, ranging from 0.04 inches in Willcox to 1.86 inches in Grand Canyon. All weather stations, except in Kingman, have below normal precipitation to date.