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Major crop insect pests

Identification, life cycle, damage, monitoring and control of insect pests that can cause major crop losses.

A wide range of insects affect cultivated crops and rangeland grasses throughout Alberta. The most economically important are high-risk insect pest species that can destroy crops. Some are provincially regulated pests. In this section, find out how to identify them, and what you can do to control their populations and prevent crop damage.