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Arizona Agri-Weekly: Cotton harvest nears midpoint

Arizona Agri-Weekly: Cotton harvest nears midpoint

Arizona cotton harvest at 45 percent complete - lags behind five-year average. Alfalfa quality rated fair to good. Arizona-grown melons, lemons, and lettuce shipped. Temperatures above normal – 14 of 22 weather stations report above average precipitation. 

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

Field crops

Cotton conditions are mostly good to excellent in Arizona. Harvest is 45 percent complete, behind last year at 63 percent, and behind the five-year average of 57 percent.

Most alfalfa is in fair to good condition. Harvesting is active on more than 60 percent of Arizona’s acreage.

Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops

Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, lemons, lettuce, and miscellaneous melons.

Weather summary

Temperatures were above average across Arizona for the week ending Nov. 7, ranging from 2 degrees above normal at St. Johns and Canyon De Chelly to 10 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon.

The highest temperature was 96 degrees at Yuma. The lowest reading at 22 degrees occurred at Grand Canyon.

There was no recorded precipitation. Fourteen of the 22 weather stations remain at above normal precipitation to date.


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