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Arizona Agri-Weekly report

The following is the latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office:

Field crops

Durum wheat and barley emergence has occurred on at least 90 percent and 85 percent of the acreage, respectively. Alfalfa conditions are fair to mostly good. Range and pasture conditions are mostly very poor to fair depending on the location. Very few areas are in fair to good condition.

Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops

Central Arizona growers shipped bok choy, red and green cabbage, cilantro, greens, lemons, parsley, and spinach.

Western Arizona growers shipped anise, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, citrus, endive, escarole, frisee, greens, kale, Boston, iceberg, and romaine lettuce, and green leaf, red leaf lettuce, bok choy, parsley, Swiss chard, and spinach.

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly above normal across Arizona for the week ending March 7, ranging from 5 degrees below normal at Aguila to 5 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon.

The highest temperature of the week was 78 degrees at Maricopa. The lowest reading at 11 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.

Precipitation was reported at all but one of the 22 stations this week. Kingman received the least at .01 inches of precipitation. Aguila received the most at .85 inches of precipitation.

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