The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Phoenix, Ariz., released July 25.
Squaring has occurred on 90 percent of Arizona’s cotton acreage, behind last year and the five-year average. Sixty-five percent of the acreage has set bolls.
Bolls opening is at 17 percent, ahead of last year and the five-year average.
The condition of the cotton crop remains mostly good.
Alfalfa condition is mostly good to excellent. Harvesting is active on over three quarters of the state’s acreage.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
Arizona growers harvested cantaloupes, honeydews, and other melons.
Temperatures were mostly above normal for the week ending July 24, ranging from 2 degrees below normal at Parker to 7 degrees above normal at Prescott.
The highest temperature of the week was 112 degrees at Phoenix and Yuma. The lowest reading was 39 degrees at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was recorded in 13 of the 22 weather stations. The most precipitation was recorded in Willcox with 1.10 inches. The least precipitation was recorded in Canyon de Chelly and Grand Canyon with 0.07 inches.
Roll is the only area with above normal precipitation to date.