Rotation Crop Comparison in Relation to Cotton

These pages are focused directly on the impact that the rotation has on the subsequent cotton crop, as well as the interactions you may need to be aware of in terms of insect dynamics when a particular rotation crop is located within your farming system.

Notes and assumptions 
 Rotation Poster for printing: Comparative Advantages /Disadvantages of Rotation Crops with Cotton (in relation to the following cotton crop)
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Rotation Finder Notes

Notes and assumption on information presented in the rotation finder

Text Colours: 
   Black - Positive interaction
   Orange - Cautionary note  
   Red - Potential Disadvantage

Notes on row headings
* Planting into freshly incorporated unweathered residues can lead to allelopathic effects.
** N fixation can be restricted by water stress and nodulation.
*** A crop will take up approximately twice the amount of N as that removed at harvest.
**** Average water requirements as a % of cotton usage These figures are a guide only. Note regional differences. Storage and transmission losses may significantly increase these values. ET = Evaporation and transpiration by plant.

Rotation finder references:
+ Refer to Cotton Pest Management Guide
1 Refer to Cotton CRC Note “Sowing Cotton into Standing Wheat Stubble”
2 Rochester IJ, Peoples MB, Constable GA and Gault RR (1998). Faba beans and other legumes add nitrogen to irrigated cotton cropping systems.
Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 38, 253-260.