The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office in Phoenix, Ariz., released Sept. 6.
Arizona’s upland cotton crop has bolls opening on 63 percent of the acreage. Harvesting is underway in the Yuma area. The condition of the cotton crop varies from fair to excellent.
Alfalfa condition is mostly fair to excellent. Harvest is active on over three-fourths of the acreage across the state.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
Arizona growers harvested miscellaneous melons.
Temperatures were mostly above normal for the week ending Aug. 28, ranging from two degrees below normal at Parker to 12 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon, Prescott, and Willcox.
The highest temperature of the week was 115 degrees at Roll. The lowest reading was 42 degrees at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was recorded in 8 of the 22 weather stations. The least precipitation was recorded in Grand Canyon with 0.03 inches. The most precipitation was recorded in Douglas with 0.69 inches. Roll is the only weather station with above normal precipitation to date.