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Arizona Agri-Weekly report

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

• Field crops

Small grain maturing has occurred on at least 35 percent of the acreage.

Cotton planting is complete on 82 percent of the acreage across Arizona. Replanting of cotton in some areas will take place within the next two weeks.

Alfalfa conditions are fair to excellent depending on the location. Most areas are in good to excellent condition. Harvesting is active on over two-thirds of the state’s acreage.

Range and pasture conditions vary from very poor to excellent depending on the location. Most areas are in fair to excellent condition.

• Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops

Central Arizona growers shipped red and green cabbage, cilantro, and potatoes.

Western Arizona growers shipped seedless watermelon.

• Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly below normal across Arizona for the week ending May 16 ranging from 8 degrees below normal at Coolidge, Paloma, and Parker to normal at Douglas.

The highest temperature of the week was 99 degrees at Buckeye. The lowest reading at 20 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.

Precipitation was reported at 2 of the 22 stations. Grand Canyon received .02 inches of precipitation and Flagstaff received .05 inches of precipitation. Two of the 22 weather stations have below normal precipitation to date.

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