The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix, Ariz., released June 11, 2012.
Cotton squaring has occurred on approximately one-third of the acreage, slightly ahead of the five-year average. The cotton crop is in mostly fair to good condition.
Alfalfa conditions are mostly good to excellent depending on the location. Alfalfa harvest is active on about 75 percent of the growing areas across the state.
The durum wheat harvest is about one-third complete.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
Arizona growers shipped cantaloupe, honeydew, mixed and miscellaneous melons, watermelon, onions, and potatoes.
Temperatures continued mostly above normal across Arizona for the week ending June 10, ranging from 5 degrees below normal at Parker to 6 degrees above normal at Canyon De Chelly and Prescott.
The highest temperature of the week was 105 degrees at Maricopa. The lowest reading was 28 degrees at the Grand Canyon.
No precipitation was recorded in the 21 weather stations in the state. All weather stations are below 75 percent of normal precipitation to date in 2012.