- The Arizona cotton harvest is 55 percent complete, behind last year at 69 percent and behind the five-year average of 65 percent.
- Arizona cotton and alfalfa conditions fair to excellent.
- Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, lemons, and winter vegetables.
- Thirteen of Arizona’s 22 weather stations report above normal precipitation for the year.
The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Phoenix, Ariz.
Arizona cotton conditions are fair to excellent. Harvesting is 55 percent complete, behind last year at 69 percent, and behind the five-year average of 65 percent.
Most alfalfa is in fair to good condition. Harvesting is active on more than 60 percent of the state’s acreage.
Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops
Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, lemons, Boston, iceberg, and romaine lettuce, and green leaf, red leaf lettuce, spinach, and miscellaneous melons.
Temperatures were below average across Arizona for the week ending Nov. 14, ranging from 1 degree below normal at Phoenix to 6 degrees below normal at various locations.
The highest temperature of the week was 85 degrees at Phoenix. The lowest reading at 11 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was recorded at four of the 22 stations this week. St. Johns received the least at .02 inches of precipitation. Flagstaff received the most at .31 inches. Thirteen of the 22 stations have above normal precipitation to date.