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Arizona: Cotton Planting Reaches 35% – US-DA

Ernst Undesser
From USDA April 14, 2014

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.

Ernst Undesser
From USDA April 14, 2014