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Arizona Agri-Weekly: cotton planting 77 percent complete

Arizona Agri-Weekly: cotton planting 77 percent complete

Arizona cotton planting is 77 percent complete; Alfalfa condition varies from fair to excellent; Growers shipped potatoes and various melons; No precipitation recorded at the state’s 22 weather stations. 

The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office released May 9.

Field crops

Cotton planting is 77 percent complete, 2 percentage points behind last year but 5 percent ahead of the five-year average.

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

Vegetables, fruit, and specialty crops

This week Arizona growers shipped potatoes and various melons.

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly normal across the state for the week ending May 8th, ranging from 5 degrees below normal at Parker to 5 degrees above normal at Phoenix and Prescott.

The highest temperature of the week was 102 degrees at Yuma. The lowest reading was 14 degrees at Grand Canyon.

All of the weather stations, except Kingman, have below normal precipitation to date.

  

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