The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office released Feb. 14.
Alfalfa condition remains variable from poor to excellent depending on the location. Harvesting is active in some areas of the state. Sheeping off is active in many areas. Range and pasture condition is mostly fair to good, but a significant amount is in very poor to poor condition.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
Central Arizona growers shipped bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, kale, parsley, and various citrus.
Western Arizona growers shipped arugula, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, cilantro, endive, escarole, frisee, kale, Boston, green leaf, iceberg, red leaf, romaine lettuce, parsley, radicchio, spinach, and various citrus.
Temperatures were mostly below normal across Arizona for the week ending Feb. 13, ranging from 13 degrees below normal at Canyon De Chelly to 2 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon and Yuma.
The highest temperature of the week was 82 degrees at Marana. The lowest reading was 2 degrees below zero at Canyon De Chelly.
There was precipitation recorded in 3 of the 22 weather stations ranging from 0.03 inches in Winslow to 0.20 inches in Canyon De Chelly. Eleven of the 22 stations have not received precipitation in 2011.