The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix, Ariz., released May 14, 2012.
Cotton planting is 90 percent complete; 5 percent ahead of last year and 10 percent ahead of the five-year average.
Alfalfa conditions are mostly fair to excellent depending on the location. Harvest has occurred in almost all of the growing areas across the state.
Nearly the entire durum wheat crop has headed.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
Arizona growers shipped cabbage, watermelons, and potatoes.
Temperatures were above normal in all but two weather stations for the week ending May 13, ranging from 3 degrees below normal at Parker to 7 degrees above normal at Prescott and Yuma.
The highest temperature of the week was 106 degrees at Paloma. The lowest reading was 24 degrees at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was recorded in 7 of the 21 weather stations. Payson and Phoenix received the least precipitation at 0.03 inches. Douglas received the most at 0.40 inches.
In 2012, all weather stations have measured below normal precipitation.