Environmental Aspects of Aquatic Plant Control

by Thomas R. Bartley, Head; Envir. Sci. Sect., Div. of General Res., Bureau of Reclamation, Denver CO,
Edward O. Gangstad, (M.ASCE), Chf.; Aquatic Plant Control Program, Ofc. of the Chf. of Engrs., Washington, D.C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 3, Pg. 231-244

Document Type: Journal Paper


Detailed studies on the environmental aspects of aquatic plant control in irrigation canals with herbicides indicate that herbicides properly applied do not preclude use of treated water for crop irrigation or potable water. Current registration of some herbicides is examined for this purpose.

Subject Headings: Vegetation | Pesticides | Aquatic habitats | Irrigation | Canals | Water treatment plants | Water use | Crops

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