- Arizona's cotton harvest is winding down, behind last year at 98 percent, but ahead of the five-year average of 94 percent.
- Alfalfa is in mostly poor-to-fair condition with harvesting still active in some areas.
- Western and Central Arizona growers shipped winter vegetables and citrus.
- All Arizona weather stations record precipitation.
The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Phoenix, Ariz., for the week ending Dec. 26.
Cotton harvesting is winding down, behind last year at 98 percent, but ahead of the five-year average of 94 percent.
Alfalfa is in mostly poor to fair condition. Harvesting is still active in some areas. Sheeping off is occurring in many areas.
Range and pasture conditions vary from very poor to good. Last year at this time, 86 percent were very poor to poor. Currently, 32 percent are very poor to poor.
Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, kale, parsley, and citrus.
Western Arizona growers shipped arugula, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, endive, escarole, frisee, kale, Boston, iceberg, red leaf, and romaine lettuce, parsley, radicchio, spinach, and citrus.
Temperatures were above average across Arizona ranging from 5 degrees above normal at Paloma and Yuma to 13 degrees above normal at Canyon De Chelly and Winslow.
The highest temperature of the week was 78 degrees at Marana. The lowest readings at 16 degrees occurred at St. Johns.
Precipitation was recorded in all 22 Arizona weather stations. The least was recorded in Willcox with .05 inches. The most was recorded at Flagstaff with 1.91 inches of precipitation.