Irrigation Management Service and Mosquito Control

by Richard O. Hayes, Visiting Prof.; Epidemiologic Pesticide Studies Center, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colo.; formerly, Chf., Water Resources Branch, Vector-Borne Diseases Div., Center for Disease Control, Public Health Service, HEW, Fort Collins, Colo.,
Richard L. Nielsen, Research Asst.; Natural Resources Ecology Lab., Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colo.; formerly, Biological Aide, Water Resources Branch, Vector-Borne Diseases Div., Center for Disease Control, Public Health Service, HEW, Fort Collins, Colo.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 2, Pg. 153-163


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Irrigation Management Service (IMS) is a program of the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior, for improving irrigation efficiency and increasing agricultural productivity. This study was made to determine if the program reduced the breeding of mosquitoes among irrigated crops and the creation of mosquito larval habitats. The data reported showed that there was reduced mosquito production among IMS orchards. However, the IMS was not found to be associated with a reduction of or with minimizing mosquito production or larval infestations in standing water habitats among alfalfa, corn, or sugar beet crops.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Crops | Bureau of Reclamation | Irrigation water | Data processing | Aquatic habitats | Vegetation

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