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Arizona Agri-Weekly: alfalfa, veggies, no rain

Arizona Agri-Weekly: alfalfa, veggies, no rain

Alfalfa condition varies from poor to excellent in Arizona; Central and Western Arizona growers ship a cornucopia of winter vegetables and citrus; No precipitation recorded at Arizona weather stations. 

The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly Report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Phoenix, Ariz., released Jan. 24.

Field crops

Cotton harvesting is virtually complete and on schedule with the five-year average of 99 percent.

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

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 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 above normal across Arizona for the week ending Jan. 23, ranging from 2 degrees above normal at Paloma to 10 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon and Prescott.

The highest temperature of the week was 86 degrees at Yuma. The lowest reading was 16 degrees at Flagstaff.

There was no precipitation recorded at any of the 22 weather stations.

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