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 700 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 three of Alberta’s crop commissions – Alberta Canola, Alberta Grains and Alberta Pulse Growers.

The Alberta Blue Book App is no longer supported

DISCLAIMER: The Alberta Blue Book App, which was created and updated by a third party, is no longer supported and should not be used. This does not affect the crop commissions ability to deliver important product updates to you. Please consult the print and digital PDF versions of the Blue Book for the most up-to-date crop protection information. Please reach out to if you have any additional questions.

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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.

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To contact The Blue Book editor about content or product updates, please email

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For all other inquiries regarding the Blue Book, please contact Craig Lester, Bluebook project coordinator at 403-861-1392 or


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