BIOSECURITY/STEWARDSHIP: Managing ratoons and volunteers

The control of unwanted cotton in the farming system is an essential part of good integrated pest and disease management. This fact sheet outlines the control methods for volunteer cotton (plants that have germinated, emerged and established unintentionally in field or along roadsides, fencelines etc) and ratoon cotton (plants that have regrown from left over root stock from a previous season. Also known as 'stub' cotton).