Crop profiles

Crop profiles are documents that provide a national overview of production practices for a variety of crops in Canada. The main focus of profiles is to feature pests of economic concern by detailing key issues, gaps and management practices available to address these pests in each crop. The pests and other crop production problems described in the profiles are identified with the help of experts and growers from across Canada. Crop profiles are prepared by the Pesticide Risk Reduction team and updated on a three-year schedule.

Each profile gives details on the biology, distribution and level of risk for key weeds, pathogens, and insect/mite pests of the profiled crop in every province where the crop is grown. Please note that crop profiles are not production guides. Growers are encouraged to use provincial crop production guides for help to address specific pest management needs in their area.

The information in crop profiles supports the development of reduced risk pest management approaches undertaken by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The crop profiles also support pesticide regulatory work done by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, a part of Health Canada. Besides federal groups, the profiles are a source of current pest management information for provinces, growers and grower organizations and other industry stakeholders.

The crop specific profiles are available for free download from the online catalogue of the Government of Canada Publications - website or can be directly accessed through the list below.

Crop or crop group Publication Year
Allium vegetables (dry onion, green onion, shallot and garlic) 2021
Apple 2022
Asparagus 2021
Bean (dry) 2015
Blueberry (lowbush) 2020
Blueberry (highbush) 2020
Brassica vegetables 2021
Canola 2005
Carrot 2021
Cherry 2022
Chickpea 2015
Corn (field) 2006
Corn (sweet) 2021
Cranberry 2022
Cucumber (greenhouse) 2020
Cucurbits (field) 2021
Grape 2022
Hop 2020
Hemp (industrial) 2020
Lentil 2015
Lettuce (greenhouse) 2020
Lettuce and spinach (field) 2021
Ornamentals (container) 2003
Ornamentals (greenhouse) 2003
Pea (field) 2015
Peach 2022
Pear 2022
Pepper (greenhouse) 2020
Potato 2020
Raspberry 2022
Rutabaga 2021
Soybean 2006
Strawberry 2022
Tomato (greenhouse) 2020
Wheat (Spring) 2016
Wheat (Winter) 2019

For more information on the profiles, please contact Pest Management Centre.

For guidance about crop protection products registered for pests on specific crops please refer to provincial crop production guides and Health Canada’s Pesticide label database.