The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office:
Harvesting has reached the halfway mark for small grains.
Cotton squaring is 43 percent complete, ahead of last year at 28 percent but behind the five-year average of 45 percent. Cotton conditions range from poor to excellent depending on the location. Most areas are in fair-to-good condition.
Most alfalfa is in good to excellent condition. Harvesting is active on over two-thirds of Arizona’s acreage. Range and pasture conditions vary from poor to excellent depending on the location. Most areas are in poor to good condition.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, seedless watermelons and other miscellaneous melons, and onions. Western Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, seedless watermelons, and other melons this week.
Temperatures were mostly below normal across the state for the week ending June 21, ranging from 7 degrees below normal at Parker to 2 degrees above normal at Marana.
The highest temperature of the week was 108 degrees at Phoenix. The lowest reading at 29 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.
There was no precipitation reported at any of the 22 stations this week. Two out of the 22 weather stations have below normal precipitation to date.