Agfax Buzz:
    April 14, 2014
    emerging-cotton-seedling-cap-03172014-facebook

    Arizona: Cotton Planting Reaches 35% – US-DA

    AgFax.Com - Your Online Ag News Source

    From USDA

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 13, 2014.

    Field Crops

    Arizona’s alfalfa condition was rated in very poor to excellent condition, depending on location. Harvesting occurred on over three-quarters of the alfalfa acreage across the State. Barley conditions are fair to excellent, and 70 percent emerged behind last year at 73, but ahead of the 5-year average at 64 percent.

    Durum Wheat conditions are fair to mostly excellent, with 57 percent headed, ahead of the last year and 5- year average at 51 and 40 percent, respectively. Winter Wheat conditions are very poor to excellent, depending on location, and 15 percent of the crop is headed, 2 percentage points behind last year, but 5 percentage points ahead of the 5 year-average. Cotton planting is 35 percent complete, 1 and 5 percentage points ahead of last year, and the 5 year average.

    This week there were 7 days suitable for field work.

    Vegetables, Fruit & Specialty Crops

    Central Arizona growers shipped Bok Choy, broccoli, celery, green and red cabbage, Chinese cabbage, kale, and parsley last week.

    Western Arizona growers shipped anise, arugula, broccoli, Bok Choy, green and red cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, endive, escarole, frisee, kale, parsley, spinach, Swiss chard and various lettuce including Boston, iceberg, romaine, green and red leaf lettuce last week.

    Range and Pasture

    Range conditions continue to dry out throughout the State; moisture is needed to promote new forage. Range and Pastures were rated in very poor to good condition, depending on location.

    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 Your email will not be published or shared with third parties.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

    New Mexico: Researchers Expect First Glandless Cotton Field Ginned This Year4-28

    Virginia: Wet Conditions Slow Come Field Activities – USDA4-28

    Kansas: Wheat Stressed from Disease and Drought – USDA4-28

    DTN Cotton Open: Light Support Tied to U.S. Dollar Index4-28

    Mississippi: Wet Soil Still a Problem – USDA4-28

    Arkansas: Weather Causes Wheat Conditions to Decline – USDA4-28

    Oklahoma: Drought Conditions Improve, Not Much Planting – USDA4-27

    South Carolina: Improved Weather Allows Strong Planting Progress – USDA4-27

    Georgia: Rains Cause Delays, Disease Issues – USDA4-27

    North Carolina Cotton: When Does Seed Size Matter?4-27

    North Carolina Cotton: Weather Working Against April Plantings4-27

    Alabama: Some Planting but Conditions Still Wet – USDA4-27

    Florida: Mostly Good Week for Planting – USDA4-27

    AFB Cotton Close: Unable to Sustain Early Rally4-27

    DTN Cotton Close: July Slips Amid Profit-Taking4-27

    Crop Progress: Corn Progress Jumps, Southern States Still Lagging – DTN4-27

    Mandatory Nutrient Runoff Rules Inevitable? – DTN4-27

    DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Prices Either Flat or Lower Due to Planting Delays4-27

    Georgia: Use Your Irrigation Pivots to Apply Fertilizer, Pesticides4-27

    DTN Cotton Open: Showers and Thunderstorms in the Texas Plains4-27

    Flint On Crops: Soil Fertility, More than Meets the Eye4-27

    Rose on Cotton: We told you. Old Crop is Too Cheap.4-24

    GMOs – Why Some People Lose Reason About The Technology4-24

    Dow’s Enlist Weed Control – How the System Works4-24

    AFB Cotton Close: Strong Exports a Boon to Prices4-24

    Mississippi Crop Insurance: Prevented-Planting and Generic Base Acres4-24

    China’s Ag Production: More Corn, Wheat, Rice, Cotton, Less Soybeans4-24

    John Deere: Your Tractor But Not Your Software – DTN4-24

    Georgia Cotton: 7 Tips to Reduce Seedling Diseases4-24

    Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA4-24

    DTN Cotton Open: Cash Grower Sales Resume4-24

    FMC Corporation Completes Acquisition of Cheminova4-24

    Arkansas: Whole Farms Budgets Helps Calculate Costs, Returns4-23

    U.S. Drought Monitor Quick Look Video – AgFax4-23

    ELS Cotton Competitive Payment Rate Is Zero4-23

    Arkansas: Crop Enterprise Budgets Mobile App Updated4-23

    DTN Cotton Close: Strong Exports, Heavy Trade4-23

    U.S. Drought Monitor: Strong Rains in Southeast, Great Plains4-23

    DTN Cotton Open: Bales Top Expectations4-23