The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office:
Harvesting is just underway for small grains across Arizona. Cotton planting is complete on 91 percent of the acreage and 5 percent is starting to square.
Alfalfa conditions are fair to excellent depending on the location. Most areas are in good to excellent condition. Harvesting is active on over two-thirds of the state’s acreage. Range and pasture conditions vary from poor to excellent depending on the location.
Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, onions, and potatoes. Western Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, and seedless watermelons.
Temperatures were mostly below normal across Arizona for the week ending May 30 ranging from 13 degrees below normal at Parker to 3 degrees above normal at Douglas.
The highest temperature of the week was 101 degrees at Coolidge, Marana, and Tucson. The lowest reading of 20 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.
There was no precipitation reported at any of the 22 stations this week. Three of the 22 weather stations have below normal precipitation to date.