Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2010CO221B

Evaluation of Herbicide Combinations for Control of Sago Pondweed (Stukenia pectinata) in Irrigation Canals

Institute: Colorado
Year Established: 2010 Start Date: 2010-03-01 End Date: 2011-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $5,000 Total Non-Federal Funds: $2,632

Principal Investigators: Scott Nissen

Abstract: Sago pondweed (Stuckenia pectinata) is a submerged, perennial aquatic species that is native to Colorado. When present in standing water, sago pondweed is not usually problematic; however, irrigation canals across Colorado provide optimal growing conditions for sago pondweed. When sago pondweed is present the efficiency of water delivery can be severely impacted. Sago pondweed reaches maximum growth in July and August when water demand is highest.