The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix released July 2, 2012.
Cotton squaring has occurred on 81 percent of the acreage, ahead of the five-year average of 61 percent. Cotton boll setting has occurred mostly in the Yuma area. The cotton crop condition varies from fair to excellent.
Alfalfa conditions are mostly fair to excellent depending on the location. Alfalfa harvest is active on close to three-quarters of the growing area across Arizona.
The durum wheat harvest is near completion.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, mixed and miscellaneous melons, watermelons, onions, and potatoes.
Temperatures were above normal across the state for the week ending July 1, ranging from normal at Parker to 10 degrees above normal at Prescott.
The highest temperature of the week was 112 degrees at Roll. The lowest reading was 40 degrees at the Grand Canyon.
Four of the 21 weather stations recorded precipitation for the week ending July 1. Tucson received .05 inches. Canyon De Chelly received .29 inches.
All weather stations are 75 percent below the normal precipitation for the year.