2010 upland cotton acreage in Arizona is expected to total 185,000 acres, an increase of 40,000 acres from 2009, according to a planting intentions survey conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Arizona Field Office.
Arizona’s American-Pima cotton producers intended to plant 3,000 acres, an increase of 1,300 acres.
Nationally, upland cotton acres are expected at 10.3 million, up 15 percent from 2009. American-Pima acreage is expected to increase 34 percent, to 190,000 acres.
Field corn acreage for all purposes is expected to total 55,000 acres in Arizona, 10 percent more than a year ago. U.S. corn growers intend to plant 89 million acres, up 3 percent from 2009.
Arizona sorghum growers are expected to plant 30,000 acres, 5,000 acres less than last year. Nationally, sorghum acreage is expected to decrease 4 percent to 6.36 million acres.
Arizona hay growers are expected to harvest 320,000 acres in 2010, 10,000 acres more than 2009. This acreage includes alfalfa and other types of hay.
Total U.S. hay acreage intended for harvest is estimated at 60.5 million acres, up 1 percent from a year ago.
Arizona’s Durum wheat seedings are estimated at 80,000 acres, down 45,000 acres from 2009. The U.S. area seeded to Durum wheat is expected to total 2.22 million acres, down 13 percent from a year ago.
Arizona’s seedings of wheat other than Durum are set at 7,000 acres, unchanged from last year.
Arizona’s barley acreage is estimated at 45,000 acres, down 3,000 acres from 2009. Nationally, barley growers intend to plant 3.27 million acres for 2010, down 8 percent from last year.