Insects & Diseases

Provide information regarding latest forecast maps for crop insects and crop diseases.

Prevent the establishment of, or to control or destroy pests as declared under the Agricultural Pests ActFusarium Headblight of cereals and corns as well as Clubroot of Canola are a real concern to producers. Providing current information to help prevent these other diseases from establishing or if necessary controlling their spread.

Although Horticulture is not a main priority of the ASB any resident who has concerns with insects in their shelterbelts can contact the Agricultural Fieldman.

Other Activities

  • Grasshopper surveys during the summer to help create the grasshopper forecast maps.
  • Monitoring mosquito larvae for West Nile Virus when requested to by Alberta Health.
  • Provide coyote control materials to producers who have confirmed predation of livestock.
  • Providing 2% Strychnine for the control of Richardson Ground Squirrels.
  • Beaver dam removal may be undertaken at the request of a landowner or occupant or at the initiative of the County on lands to which access is permitted.

Weed Designation Regulation

1. The following plants are designated as prohibited noxious (destroy) weeds in Alberta:

autumn olive

balsam, Himalayan

barberry, common

bartsia, red

buckthorn, common

cinquefoil, sulphur

crupina, common

dyer’s woad

Eurasian water milfoil

flowering rush

garlic mustard

goatgrass, jointed

hawkweed, meadow

hawkweed, mouse-ear

hawkweed, orange

hoary alyssum

hogweed, giant

iris, pale yellow

knapweed, bighead

knapweed, black

knapweed, brown

knapweed, diffuse

knapweed, hybrid

knapweed, meadow

knapweed, Russian

knapweed, spotted

knapweed, squarrose

knapweed, Tyrol

knotweed, giant

knotweed, hybrid Japanese

knotweed, Japanese

loosestrife, purple


nutsedge, yellow


ragwort, tansy

rush skeletonweed



St John’s-wort, common

starthistle, yellow

tamarisk, Chinese

tamarisk, smallflower

thistle, marsh

thistle, nodding

thistle, plumeless


2. The following plants are designated as noxious (control) weeds in Alberta:

baby’s-breath, common

bellflower, creeping

bindweed, field


brome, downy

brome, Japanese

burdock, great

burdock, lesser

burdock, woolly

buttercup, tall

chamomile, scentless

clematis, yellow

cockle, white

daisy, oxeye

dame’s rocket

henbane, black

hoary cress, globe-podded

hoary cress, heart-podded

hoary cress, lens-podded


mullein, common

pepper-grass, broad-leaved

scabious, field

sow thistle, perennial

spurge, leafy

tansy, common

thistle, Canada

toadflax, Dalmatian

toadflax, yellow