August 2, 2011
The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Phoenix, Ariz., released Aug. 1.
Squaring has occurred on 95 percent of Arizona’s cotton acreage, behind last year and the five-year average. Seventy percent of the acreage has set bolls. Bolls opening is at 20 percent. The condition of the cotton crop remains mostly good.
Alfalfa condition is mostly good to excellent. Harvesting is active on over three-fourths of the acreage across the state.
Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops
Arizona growers harvested cantaloupes, honeydews, and other melons.
Temperatures were mostly above normal for the week ending July 31, ranging from 2 degrees below normal at Paloma and Parker to 9 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon.
The highest temperature of the week was 112 degrees at Buckeye. The lowest reading was 45 degrees at Grand Canyon.
Precipitation was recorded in all 19 of the 22 weather stations. The least precipitation was recorded in Parker with 0.01 inches. The most precipitation was recorded in Willcox with 1.51 inches. Roll is the only area with above normal precipitation to date.
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