1997 年 32 巻 4 号 p. 173-180
Cotton plant had made intensive and scultinized land use pattern with main crops in paddy field in Edo era, but the spreading area of that pattern was not so wide. It was capable only under the condition of fertile paddys with draining well. Cotton plant raised on upland was mostly growed under the successive land use pattern.
In Meiji era, most of experienced veteran farmers had realized that crops should principally be raised under the proper rotation. However, cotton plant had been recognized exceptionally to be able, furthermore, to be suitable to raise successively, without any rotation.
It is regretable that the precious experience of Japanese farmers to raise cotton plant with intensive and scultinized land use pattern had not been utilized to modernization of Japanese farming system since Meiji era.