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Arizona Agri-Weekly report: cotton 98 percent planted

Arizona Agri-Weekly report: cotton 98 percent planted

Cotton planting in Arizona is 98 percent complete; Squaring complete on about 12 percent of the cotton acreage; The highest temperature of the week was 103 degrees at Yuma; The only precipitation recorded in Arizona was .04 inches in Grand Canyon. 

The latest Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the Arizona Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, released May 31.

Field crops

Cotton planting in Arizona is 98 percent complete, 7 percent ahead of last year and 4 percent ahead of the five-year average. About 12 percent of the cotton acreage has reached the squaring stage.

Alfalfa condition is mostly good to excellent. Harvesting is active in nearly all areas of the state.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

This week Arizona growers shipped cabbage, onions, potatoes, and various melons.

Weather summary

Temperatures were mostly above normal for the week ending May 29, ranging from 6 degrees below normal at Buckeye, Paloma, and Roll to 5 degrees above normal at Grand Canyon and Prescott.

The highest temperature of the week was 103 degrees at Yuma. The lowest reading was 27 degrees at Grand Canyon.

The only precipitation recorded in Arizona was .04 inches in Grand Canyon. All of the weather stations across the state except Kingman have below normal precipitation to date. 

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