RAINGROWN: Raingrown (dryland) cotton row spacing options: performance of alternate row, super single and double skip

There has been an increase in the use of super single (33 per cent planted area) row configurations in raingrown cotton in areas where rainfall is unreliable; and alternate row (50 per cent planted area) configurations instead of double row to take advantage of equidistant spacing to improve yield and quality. To allow raingrown growers to choose the appropriate row configurations, information on differences in relative yield and quality potential is important.

As a result, this fact sheet summarises research conducted by a team from CSIRO, CSD and Macpherson Agricultural Consultants into row configuration options for raingrown cotton: comparing the differences in yield between double skip, alternate row, and super skip row configurations.