Alberta’s Crop Protection Guide
The Blue Book is a longstanding and trusted resource for Alberta farmers and agronomists, providing current pesticide application information. With over 600 pages of valuable crop protection information, spraying guidelines and farm safety, The Blue Book is an essential tool for your farming operation. The Blue Book publication is collaboratively produced by four of Alberta’s crop commissions – Alberta Barley, Alberta Canola, Alberta Pulse Growers and the Alberta Wheat Commission.
“The Blue Book is always within arm’s reach in my office, whether it’s my office at work or my ‘new’ home office! We not only use it for planning maintenance of our plot areas, but also to ensure that the herbicide strategies being used in our research trials are representative of those being used by farmers, and to make sure we are targeting management of intended weeds. It’s easy to use, simple to look up options and has critical information for research trials such as re-cropping restrictions which is always important for management within rotational trials, as well as in non-plot areas that may go into research trials in following years.”
“One thing I appreciate from a publication like the Blue Book is having the pesticide information easily accessible with clear uses, restrictions, timings and rates in one location in the same format so it makes it easy to compare how a product will best be used on our farms.”
“Alberta’s Crop Protection Blue Book is a valuable resource for farmers and agronomists! Over the years it has been my main go-to reference for pesticide selection and application, providing pertinent label information for all of the registered products. I’ve always found the charts summarizing the pesticide products within the various modes of action (Groups) so helpful for planning pesticide use strategies to help manage against pest resistance. Look forward to seeing the Blue Book continue to be available in Alberta for years to come!”
Valuable crop protection information for Alberta farmers and agronomists
Selecting the right chemical treatment requires specific knowledge of a farmer’s cropping system and intended market. The Blue Book compliments the chemical label to give farmers the information they need to make the right choice of chemistry to provide protection from pests without risking profit.
The Blue Book is reviewed and updated annually to include the latest information on pesticide application products, along with new product additions. Updates provided by crop protection companies give farmers access to the most current product information available.
Alberta farmers and agronomists have relied on The Blue Book for over 20 years. A recent survey revealed the majority of Alberta farmers and agronomists indicated The Blue Book as their first-choice resource on crop protection information.
Contact Us & Feedback
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For all other inquiries regarding the Blue Book, please contact Brian Kennedy, Grower Relations and Extension Manager with the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions at 403-219-7904 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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