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    July 14, 2014
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    Arizona: Nearly Half of Cotton Has Set Bolls – USDA

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    From USDA

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

    Field Crops

    Cotton squaring is 85 percent complete compared to 88 percent last year and 82 percent for the 5-year average, with conditions rated mostly good to excellent, depending on location. Bolls setting is at 45 percent, compared to 56 percent last year and 44 percent for the 5-year average.

    Arizona’s alfalfa condition was rated in excellent to fair condition, depending on location. Harvesting occurred on over three-quarters of the alfalfa acreage across the State.



    Barley conditions are mostly good to fair, with 94 percent harvested compared to 95 percent last year and 86 percent for the 5-year average.

    Durum Wheat conditions are mostly excellent to good, with 95 percent harvested compared to 90 percent last year and 71 percent for the 5-year average. Winter Wheat conditions are excellent to fair, depending on location, with 75 percent harvested, compared to 10 percent last year and 14 percent for the 5-year average.

    This week there were 7 days suitable for field work.

    Range and Pasture

    The Monsoon brought much needed rain to the State, but drought conditions still exist. Range and Pastures were rated very poor to fair condition, depending on location.

    Vegetables, Fruit & Specialty Crops

    Central Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes, honeydews, mixed and miscellaneous melons, and seedless watermelons last week.

    Western Arizona growers shipped cantaloupes and seedless watermelons last week.

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