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Arizona Agri-Weekly: cotton squaring at 50 percent

Arizona Agri-Weekly: cotton squaring at 50 percent

Squaring has occurred on 50 percent of Arizona’s cotton acreage; Cotton crop varies from fair to excellent condition; Alfalfa conditions remain mostly good to excellent; No rain recorded at state’s 22 weather stations. 

The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the Arizona Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, released June 20.

Field crops

Squaring has occurred on 50 percent of Arizona’s cotton acreage, ahead of the five-year average of 43 percent. Approximately 15 percent of the acreage has set bolls, mostly in the Yuma area. The condition of the cotton crop varies from fair to excellent.

Alfalfa conditions remain mostly good to excellent. Harvesting is active on nearly three-fourths of the acreage.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

Arizona growers harvested onions, potatoes, cantaloupes, honeydew, and other melons.

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly above normal for the week ending June 19, ranging from 3 degrees below normal at Paloma and Parker to 6 degrees above normal at Douglas.

The highest temperature of the week was 110 degrees at Phoenix. The lowest reading was 30 degrees at Grand Canyon.

No precipitation was recorded in the 22 weather stations. All stations across the state, except Kingman, have below normal precipitation to date. 

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