- Cotton planting remains active in western Arizona;
- Alfalfa conditions vary from fair to excellent depending on the location – active harvest in many areas;
- Winter vegetable and citrus harvests and shipping continues in western and central Arizona;
- All Arizona weather stations report below precipitation levels for the year.
The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the Phoenix, Ariz. Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service released March 28.
Cotton planting remains active in the western part of Arizona.
Alfalfa conditions vary from fair to excellent depending on the location. Harvesting is active in many areas.
Range and pasture condition varies from very poor to good, depending on location. Most areas are in fair to good condition.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
This week Central Arizona growers shipped bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, kale, parsley, and various citrus.
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, radicchio, spinach, and various citrus.
Temperatures were below normal across Arizona for the week ending March 27, ranging from 9 degrees below normal at Parker to 5 degrees above normal at Douglas.
The highest temperature of the week was 85 degrees at Tucson. The lowest reading was 10 degrees at Flagstaff.
Precipitation was recorded in 20 of the 22 weather stations. Tucson and Winslow received 0.02 inches of precipitation. Kingman received 0.86 inches of precipitation. All state weather stations have below normal precipitation for the year.