Developing a treatment for Alberta’s irrigation infrastructure to control invasive mussels using potash
Author: Barry Olson, Brad Calder, Andrea Kalischuk, Lloyd Healy, Nicole Seitz Vermeer (Irrigation and Farm Water Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) and Ivan Friesen (Eastern Irrigation District, Brooks, Alberta, Canada)
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Topic: Control, Monitoring/ Sampling
Irrigation in Alberta is essential for high agricultural production and crop diversity in the province. This report summarizes the background, methods, and results for developing and testing potash preparation methods and pipeline injection equipment as well as for documenting and assessing the irrigation of potash-treated water on soil and crop quality.