The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office:
Harvesting is at least a third complete for small grain.
All cotton is planted across Arizona. Cotton squaring is 40 percent complete ahead of last year at 21 percent and ahead of the five-year average of 31 percent. Cotton conditions range from poor to excellent depending on the location. Most areas are in the fair to good condition.
Alfalfa is in mostly good to excellent condition. Harvesting is active on over two-thirds of the state’s acreage. Range and pasture conditions vary from poor to excellent depending on the location. Most areas are in fair to good condition.
Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, seedless watermelons, and other miscellaneous melons, onions, and potatoes.
Western Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, seedless watermelon, and miscellaneous melons.
Temperatures were mostly above normal across Arizona for the week ending June 13, ranging from 3 degrees below normal at Paloma and Parker to 7 degrees above normal at Willcox.
The highest temperature of the week was 109 degrees at Phoenix. The lowest reading at 28 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was reported at 6 of the 22 stations this week. Two out of the 22 weather stations have below normal precipitation to date.