- The Arizona cotton harvest is 38 percent complete, just above the five-year average of 36 percent. The condition of the cotton crop varies from fair to excellent.
- Alfalfa condition is mostly fair to good with harvesting active on more than two-thirds of the acreage;
- No precipitation recorded at the state’s 22 weather stations.
The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Phoenix, Ariz., released Oct. 25, 2011.
Nearly all of Arizona’s acreage has open bolls. Harvesting is 38 percent complete, just above the five-year average of 36 percent. The condition of the cotton crop varies from fair to excellent.
Alfalfa condition is mostly fair to good. Harvesting is active on over two-thirds of the acreage across Arizona.
Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops
Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, and lemons.
Temperatures were above normal for the week ending Oct. 23 ranging from 2 degrees above normal at Canyon De Chelly and Parker to 11 degrees above normal at Douglas and Phoenix.
The highest temperature of the week was 102 degrees at Yuma. The lowest reading was 23 degrees at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was not recorded in the 22 weather stations this week. Roll is the only weather station with above normal precipitation for the year. Five of the weather stations have received precipitation to date above 80 percent of normal.