Crawfish aquaculture relies on control of pond hydrology to simulate optimal wet and dry conditions occurring in natural riverine and wetland habitats. Crawfish grow and mature during the wet or flooded cycle and survive the dry periods by digging burrows.
This document is Chapter 5 in the Louisiana Crawfish Production Manual. The chapter discusses forage selection and management recommendations for monocropping and rotational cropping systems, the benefits and limitations of cultivated and noncultivated forages, recommended planting dates and post-flood management of the forage crop.
April 2005. Questions are often asked about which rice variety is best to plant in crawfish ponds. When rice production is a primary goal and varieties are limited to the grain producing types, few differences exist in their forage traits.
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