The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix released May 29, 2012.
Cotton planting is 98 percent complete, 2 percent ahead of last year and 5 percent ahead of the five-year average. Replanting has occurred in a few areas across the state.
Squaring has occurred on almost one fourth of the acreage. The crop is in mostly fair to good condition.
Alfalfa conditions care mostly fair to excellent depending on the location. Harvest occurred in almost all of the state’s growing areas.
The Durum wheat harvest is 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 Arizona for the week ending May 27, ranging from 6 degrees below normal at Paloma to 8 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon, Prescott, Safford, and Willcox.
The highest temperature of the week was 110 degrees at Roll. The lowest reading was 20 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.