- Cotton planting is underway in western Arizona;
- Alfalfa conditions mostly poor to fair depending on the location;
- Precipitation recorded in 8 of the 22 weather stations;
- Kingman is the only weather station with above average precipitation this year.
The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly Report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix, Ariz., released March 7.
Cotton planting is underway in the western part of Arizona.
Alfalfa condition is mostly poor to fair depending on the location. Harvesting is still active in some areas. Range and pasture condition varies from very poor to good.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
This week Central Arizona growers shipped bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, green onions, kale, parsley, and various citrus.
Western Arizona growers shipped arrugula, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, Chinese cabbage, endive, escarole, frisee, kale, Boston, green leaf, iceberg, red leaf, romaine lettuce, parsley, radicchio, spinach, and various citrus.
Temperatures were mostly below normal across Arizona for the week ending March 6, ranging from 4 degrees below normal at Parker to 3 degrees above normal at Marana and Phoenix.
The highest temperature of the week was 84 degrees at Roll. The lowest reading was 7 degrees below zero at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was recorded in 8 of the 22 stations, ranging from 0.01 inches in Grand Canyon, Kingman, and Willcox to 0.10 inches in Tucson. Kingman is the only weather station with above average precipitation so far this year.