Field crops

Cotton setting bolls is 97 percent complete, behind last year’s 99 percent and the five-year average of 99 percent. Cotton conditions are good to excellent. Harvesting is underway in the Yuma area.

Most alfalfa is in fair to good condition. Harvesting is active on more than three-fourths of the state’s acreage.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

Arizona growers shipped miscellaneous melons this week.

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly above normal across Arizona for the week ending Aug. 29, ranging from 1 degree below normal at Paloma to 10 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon.

The highest temperature of the week was 116 degrees at Paloma and Yuma. The lowest reading at 48 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.

Precipitation was recorded in 19 of the 22 stations. Phoenix received the least at .02 inches of precipitation. Tucson received the most at 1.76 inches of precipitation.

Five of the 22 weather stations remain at below normal precipitation to date, mostly in the northern areas of the state.