The Arizona Agri-Weekly Report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix, Ariz.
Cotton planting is virtually complete. Replanting has occurred in a few areas across Arizona. Squaring had occurred on more than a fourth of the acreage. The crop is in mostly fair to good condition.
Alfalfa conditions continue mostly good to excellent depending on the location. Harvest occurred in almost all growing areas.
The durum wheat harvest is well underway in a few areas.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, mixed and miscellaneous melons, watermelons, onions, and potatoes.
Temperatures were generally above normal across the state for the week ending June 3, ranging from 3 degrees below normal at Parker to 7 degrees above normal at Prescott.
The highest temperature of the week was 114 degrees at Roll and Yuma. The lowest reading was 25 degrees at Grand Canyon.
No precipitation was recorded in the 21 weather stations. All weather stations are below 75 percent of normal precipitation to date in 2012.