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2019 Weed Control Program


The Bow River Irrigation District will be applying herbicides to control vegetation in or within 30 horizontal meters of open bodies of water owned by the Board of Directors of the BRID.

Activities will be carried out under approval No. 10409-04-00 issued by Alberta Environment. This approval expires March 15, 2020. Applications for broadleaf control will begin in May and continue until the end of September. For aquatic weed and algae control, treatments will begin May 21st, 2018 and continue until the first week of September. Affected water users will be notified before the aquatic applications begin. Please see below for a list of the locations and application dates. The weed control program is administered by licensed applicators.

Herbicide Used Purpose
Magnacide H PCP# 10948 Control of submerged aquatic vegetation and algae.
2,4 D Amine 600
Oracle (Dicamba)
Vantage Plus (Glyphosate)
Control of broadleaf weeds, willow, brush, poplar.
Vantage Plus (Glyphosate) Control of cattail and reed canary grass.




Restricted Weed List

Milkweed (MD of Taber), Scentless Chamomile (County of Vulcan), Red Bartsia, Diffuse Knapweed, Spotted Knapweed, Nodding Thistle, Parasitic Dodder,Yellow Starthistle, Eurasian Water Milfoil. Please let us know if these weeds are found within our right of way so that they can be destroyed.



Magnacide Application Notice

The Bow River Irrigation District will be applying Magnacide H to control aquatic vegetation and algae at the following application sites:

Sundial/Enchant/Deadhorse Area - Main Canal
TWP 13, 14, 15 RGE 17, 18, 19, 20
-Applications on Fridays May 31; June 21

Deadhorse/Vauxhall/Hays Area - Main Canal
TWP 13, 14 RGE 14, 15, 16, 17
-Applications on Saturdays June 1; June 22

Badger Lake / Enchant Area
Lateral H TWP 15, 16 RGE 18
-Applications on Thursday May 23; Tuesday May 28**; Wednesdays June 5, June 19; Friday July 5 and Monday July 22

Badger / Lonesome Lake Area
Lower Lomond Lateral TWP 17 RGE 17, 18
-Applications on Tuesdays, June 18; July 9

Travers / Lomond Area
Lomond Lateral TWP 15, 16 RGE 19
-Applications on Wednesdays May 22; July 3; July 24; Monday May 27** and Tuesday June 11

Lateral D TWP 15 RGE 19
- Applications on Wednesday May 29; Friday June 14; Monday July 8; Tuesday July 30

Circle Hill / Stonehill Area
Lateral B TWP 14, 15 RGE 16, 17
- Applications on Thursdays, May 30; June 13; June 27; July 11

Vauxhall / Retlaw Area
Lateral A TWP 13 RGE 16, 17
- Application on Fridays, June 7; June 28; July 19

Vauxhall Area
Lateral C TWP 13, 14 RGE 16
- Application on Fridays, June 7; June 28; July 19

Lateral H & H-1 TWP 12, 13 RGE 16
- Application on Tuesdays, June 4; June 25; July 16; August 6

Drain A TWP 12, 13 RGE 16
- Application on Tuesdays June 4; June 25; July 16; August 6

Hays Area
Main Canal below Scope Reservoir TWP 13 RGE 13, 14
- Applications on Friday May 24 and Thursdays June 6; June 20; July 4; July 18

Lateral R below Scope Reservoir TWP 12, 13 RGE 13, 14
- Applications on Tuesdays May 21; July 2 and Mondays, June 3; June 17; July 15; July 29; August 12

Lateral O TWP 12, 13 RGE 13, 14
- Applications on Friday May 24 and Thursdays June 6; June 20; July 4; July 18

 

** Applications only if canal is not treated a week earlier because of cold water temperatures and no algae growth.

Note:
For operational reasons, a Magnacide application may be cancelled or rescheduled. For rescheduled applications, affected waterusers will receive notification from their ditchrider.

During the application no water is permitted to enter municipal waterworks systems, water systems used to supply water for household purposes, dugouts or ponds used for livestock watering, dugouts or ponds containing stocked fish. Please ensure that water you have diverted does not apply to any of these categories. We ask that you review our information package available from your ditchrider for more information about Magnacide H.

Organic growers irrigating should contact their ditchrider so they can be informed of any application which could affect organic crop certification.

FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM:

Bill Skelly, Superintendent of Maintanance
P.O. Box 140, Vauxhall, Alberta T0K 2K0
Phone: (403) 654-2111