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Arizona Agri-Weekly: cotton harvest nearly a wrap

Arizona Agri-Weekly: cotton harvest nearly a wrap

Cotton harvesting is virtually complete - about on schedule with the five-year average of 99 percent; Alfalfa growing condition varies from poor to excellent - harvesting still active in some areas; The highest temperature of the week was 79 degrees at Roll. 

The Arizona Agri-Weekly report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Phoenix, Ariz. released Jan. 16.

Field crops

Cotton harvesting is virtually complete, just about on schedule with the five-year average of 99 percent.

Alfalfa conditions vary from poor to excellent. Harvesting is still active in some areas of Arizona. Sheeping off remains active in many areas. Range and pasture conditions vary from very poor to good.

Vegetable, fruit, and specialty crops

Central Arizona growers shipped bok choy, broccoli, red, and Chinese cabbage, cilantro, kale, parsley, and various citrus.

Western Arizona growers shipped arrugula, bok choy, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, endive, escarole, frisee, kale, Iceberg, red leaf, romaine lettuce, parsley, radicchio, spinach and various citrus.

Weather summary

Temperatures were above and below normal across Arizona for the week, ranging from 6 degrees below normal at Canyon De Chelly to 5 degrees above normal at Prescott and Yuma.

The highest temperature of the week was 79 degrees at Roll. The lowest reading was 3 degrees below zero at Canyon De Chelly.

There was precipitation recorded in two of the 22 weather stations. The least was recorded in St. John’s with 0.03 inches. The most recorded was at Canyon De Chelly with 0.10 inches of precipitation.


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