The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Services’ Arizona Field Office in Phoenix released April 25.
Cotton planting is 55 percent complete, 8 percent ahead of last year and 15 percent ahead of the five-year average.
Alfalfa condition varies from fair to excellent depending on the location. Harvest is active in many areas of Arizona. Range and pasture condition varies from very poor to good depending on the location.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
This week Central Arizona growers shipped cabbage and cilantro.
Western Arizona growers shipped cabbage, cauliflower, green leaf, iceberg, red leaf and romaine lettuce, and Swiss chard.
Temperatures were above normal in Arizona for the week ending April 24, ranging from 3 degrees above normal at various locations to 10 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon.
The highest temperature of the week was 98 degrees at Yuma. The lowest reading was 23 degrees at Grand Canyon.
All weather stations across the state, except in Kingman, have below normal precipitation to date.