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Arizona Agri-Weekly: alfalfa fair to excellent

Arizona Agri-Weekly: alfalfa fair to excellent

Cotton planting in Arizona is 25 percent complete; Alfalfa condition varies from fair to excellent depending on the location; Central Arizona growers shipped cabbage and parsley; Temperatures were nearly normal across the state. 

The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Phoenix, Ariz., released April 18.

Field crops

Cotton planting is 25 percent complete, 7 percentage points behind last year and 6 percentage points behind the five-year average.

Alfalfa condition varies from fair to excellent depending on the location. Harvest is active in many areas of Arizona. Range and pasture condition varies from very poor to good depending on the location.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

Central Arizona growers shipped cabbage and parsley.

Western Arizona growers shipped arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, kale, green leaf, iceberg, red leaf and romaine lettuce, parsley, spinach, and Swiss chard.

Weather summary

Temperatures were nearly normal across the state for the week ending April 17, ranging from 4 degrees below normal at Canyon De Chelly to 4 degrees above normal at Buckeye and Prescott.

The highest temperature of the week was 100 degrees at Yuma. The lowest reading was 11 degrees at Grand Canyon.

No precipitation was recorded in any of the 22 weather stations. All of the stations across Arizona except Kingman have below normal precipitation to date. 

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