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Arizona Agri-Weekly: alfalfa conditions fair to excellent

Arizona Agri-Weekly: alfalfa conditions fair to excellent

Arizona alfalfa conditions vary from fair to excellent - harvesting still active in some areas; Central Arizona growers shipped bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, kale, parsley, and various citrus; No precipitation recorded at the state’s 22 weather stations.  

The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the Phoenix, Ariz. Field Office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service released Jan. 31.

Field crops

Alfalfa condition varies from fair to excellent. Harvesting is still active in some areas. Sheeping off remains active in many areas. Range and pasture conditions varies from poor to good.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

Central Arizona growers shipped bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, kale, parsley, and various citrus.

Western Arizona growers shipped arrugula, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, Chinese cabbage, endive, escarole, frisee, kale, Boston, Iceberg, red leaf, Romaine lettuce, parsley, radicchio, spinach, and various citrus.

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly above normal across Arizona for the week ending Jan. 30, ranging from 4 degrees below normal at Douglas and St. John’s to 6 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon.

The highest temperature of the week was 77 degrees at Paloma, Roll, and Yuma. The lowest reading was 10 degrees at St. John’s. No precipitation was recorded in any of the 22 weather stations. 

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