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 3 in the Louisiana Crawfish Production Manual. The chapter discusses the differences between crawfish monocropping systems and crop rotational systems, including rice-crawfish-rice and rice-crawfish-fallow (or rice-crawfish-soybean) systems.
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