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 - Canada.ca 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|
|Lettuce and spinach (field)||2021|
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.