The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service Field Office, released Feb. 27, 2012.
Alfalfa conditions continue mostly fair to good. Harvest is occurring on more than two-thirds of the growing areas across the state.
Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, kale greens, bok choy, cilantro, parsley, and citrus.
Western Arizona growers shipped broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, Chinese cabbage, endive, escarole, frisee, kale greens, Boston, green leaf, iceberg, red leaf, romaine and other lettuces. Also shipped were arugula, bok choy, parsley, radicchio, spinach, and citrus.
Temperatures were mostly above normal for the week ending Feb 26, ranging from 6 degrees above normal at Douglas to 4 degrees below normal at Canyon De Chelly.
The highest temperature of the week was 87 degrees at Roll. The lowest reading was 10 degrees at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was recorded in 3 of the 21 weather stations. The St. Johns area received the least at 0.01 inches. The Flagstaff area received the most at 0.08 inches.
Three of the weather stations have yet to receive precipitation in 2012.