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Title: The use of herbicides in or near water
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Sometimes aquatic plants growing on floodbanks, riverbanks or in watercourses need controlling to prevent flooding, for fishery management or other reasons. Plants growing where they are not wanted are termed weeds. A number of methods are available to the NRA and riparian owners to control these weeds, one is the use of herbicides. Covering all these methods is beyond the scope of this manual, but details can be found in R an D Project Note 189 "Aquatic Weed Control Operations". It is essential that the most appropriate method is used in each situation. (See Section 2.1). If a herbicide is considered the most suitable method of control, this manual should be used to ensure that the correct procedures are followed. It aims to provide a clear and comprehensive framework to regulate herbicide use, to help operators determine the most appropriate herbicide to apply, and to provide procedures on correct use and safe disposal of herbicides: It is a document for use by the NRA and it deals with; a) herbicide use by the NRA; b) herbicide use under subcontract to the NRA; and c) proposed herbicide applications by external users.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: [1995]
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: RiversHerbicidesAquatic plantsBest practicesInformation dissemination
Extent: n.p. [4]
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