Pests, diseases and weeds

Diseases, insects, vertebrates and invasive plants that require active pest management to protect Alberta’s agriculture industry.


Prevention, monitoring and control of these reportable and notifiable diseases protects public and animal health in Alberta.

Regulated and non-regulated plant diseases that can harm cereal, forage, pulse, oilseed, fruit, vegetable and other crops.

Major crop pests, beneficial insects and other crop insects, and the Alberta Insect Pest Monitoring Network.

Read about forest pests and use the interactive tool to diagnose forest and tree pests or damaging agents.

Crop management strategies such as prevention, monitoring and control can be used together to minimize the use of agricultural pesticides.

Alberta’s Weed Control Act states that prohibited noxious weeds must be destroyed and noxious weeds must be controlled.

Prevention and control of agricultural vertebrate pests.