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.

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Pre-orders are available for the 2021 Blue Book with shipping in March of 2021.
The free downloadable PDF version of the 2020 Blue Book is currently available. The free downloadable PDF of the 2021 Blue Book will be available in March of 2021.

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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

For order confirmation, shipping and handling inquiries, or other order-related questions please contact

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


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