Agfax Buzz:
    August 20, 2013
    arizona_state_map_image

    Arizona: Cotton Opening Bolls at 34% in Mostly Good-to-Excellent Condition – US-DA

    AgFax.Com - Your Online Ag News Source

    From USDA

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 18, 2013.

    Field Crops

    Bolls setting was at 95 percent, behind last year, but ahead of the five-year average of 94 percent. Bolls opening were at 34 percent, behind last year and the five-year average of 46 and 36 percent, respectively. The cotton crop condition continues to be rated mostly good to excellent, depending on location. Arizona’s alfalfa conditions are rated in mostly good to fair condition. Harvesting occurred on over three-quarters of the alfalfa acreage across the State.




    Arizona Vegetables, Fruit & Specialty Crops

    Central Arizona growers shipped potatoes last week. Western Arizona growers had no movement last week.

    Range and Pasture

    Moisture is needed across the State, to ease the overall drought conditions. Range and Pastures were rated in mostly very poor to fair condition, depending on location.

    Weather Summary

    Temperatures were mostly above normal across the State for the week ending August 18, 2013, ranging from 3 degrees below normal at Bullhead City and Canyon De Chelly to 8 degrees above normal at Phoenix and Tucson. The highest temperature of the week was 117 degrees recorded in Bullhead City. The lowest reading was 39 degrees at the Grand Canyon. Sixteen of the 22 weather stations recorded precipitation last week. Coolidge received the least precipitation at 0.01 inches and Flagstaff received the most at 0.84 inches. Eighteen of the 22 stations have received more than 50 percent of normal precipitation.


    Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Reply

    Name and Email Address are required fields. Your email will not be published or shared with third parties.

    Agfax Cotton News

    Rose on Cotton: Increased Export Competition with India10-24

    Georgia Cotton: Harvest Chugs Along, Yields Mostly Good10-24

    Doane Cotton Close: Strong Stock Market Keeps Prices Up10-24

    AFB Cotton Close: Higher in Middle of Day’s Range10-24

    DTN Cotton Close: Jumps Ahead as Volume Improves10-24

    Cleveland on Cotton: Market Keeps Spinning the Same Record10-24

    Farm Finances: Prepare Now for Rising Interest Rates – DTN10-24

    Georgia: Museum of Agriculture Is Fun and Educational10-24

    Arkansas: Series of Farm Bill Workshops Set Across State10-24

    DTN Cotton Open: Slightly Higher on Light Volume10-24

    Keith Good: EPA’s Water Rule Approved by Internal Review Board10-24

    AFB Cotton Close: Dec. Moves Higher10-23

    Doane Cotton Close: Prices Boosted by Stock Market Strength10-23

    DTN Cotton Close: Settles Mixed as Dec. Rallies10-23

    Advances in Farming Technology Continue to Aid Mother Nature — DTN10-23

    DTN Cotton Open: Slides Lower within Tight Ranges10-23

    U.S. Energy: Crude Exports, Re-Exports Continue to Rise10-23

    Gasoline Prices: Show 9-Cent Decrease10-23

    Propane Stocks: Increase by 0.2M Barrels10-23

    Diesel Prices: Average Drops 4 Cents10-23

    Keith Good: EPA’s Approval of Enlist Duo Herbicide Challenged by Suit10-23

    Doane Cotton Close: No New Fundamental News10-22

    AFB Cotton Close: Inside Day Turns Negative10-22

    Georgia: 2 Counties Declared Natural Disaster Areas10-22

    Arkansas: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas10-22

    DTN Cotton Close: Mixed on Light Volume10-22

    Don’t Just Piggy-Back on Others’ Prices in Ag Commodity Markets10-22

    DTN Cotton Open: Higher in Subdued Dealings10-22

    National Cotton Council Commends Timely APH Announcement10-22

    Keith Good: APH Yield Exclusion Implementation Draws Praise — Mostly10-22

    Doane Cotton Close: Positive Chinese Economy Boosts Prices10-21

    Farm Shop Dream Requires Thoughtful Planning – DTN10-21

    DTN Cotton Close: Snaps String of Five Lower Finishes10-21

    Texas Crop Weather: El Niño Stalled Out but Cool, Wet Winter Still Predicted10-21

    USDA to Implement APH Yield Exclusion for 2015 Spring Crops10-21

    AgFax Cotton Review: Lower Acres May Close Mill; Australia Acres Up10-21

    DTN Cotton Open: Near Unchanged in Tight Ranges10-21

    DTN Fertilizer Trends: High Costs May Alter Growers’ Tactics for 201510-21

    Keith Good: Tumbling Grain Prices May Prove Costly for Taxpayers10-21

    AFB Cotton Close: Selling Accelerates10-20