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    October 22, 2013
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    Arizona: Cotton Harvest a Quarter Finished – US-DA

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    From USDA

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 20, 2013.

    Field Crops

    Cotton bolls opening were at 100 percent, ahead of last year and the five-year average, each at 99 percent. Cotton harvest was 26 percent complete, 1 percentage point ahead of last year and 4 percentage points ahead of the five-year average. The cotton crop condition continues to be rated mostly good to excellent, depending on location. Arizona’s alfalfa condition was rated in fair to excellent condition. Harvesting occurred on over three-quarters of the alfalfa acreage across the State.




    Arizona Vegetables, Fruit & Specialty Crops

    Central Arizona growers had no movement last week. Western Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes and honeydews last week.

    Range and Pasture

    Temperatures were low across the State, with some northern areas recording freezing temperatures. Range and Pastures were rated in mostly very poor to good condition, depending on location.

    Weather Summary

    Temperatures were mostly below normal across the State for the week ending October 20, 2013, ranging from 9 degrees below normal at Canyon De Chelly, Kingman and Parker to 2 degrees below normal at Willcox. The highest temperature of the week was 93 degrees recorded at Yuma. The lowest reading was 19 degrees at the Grand Canyon. None of the twenty-two weather stations recorded precipitation last week. Thirteen of the 22 stations have received more than 75 percent of normal precipitation to date.


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