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November 1, 2020

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The goal of the Enhanced Tick Surveillance Program is to assess the risk of Lyme disease in Alberta. To do this, the program uses both active and passive surveillance of. This annual summary ...


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September 1, 2019

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Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services conduct a surveillance program for ticks, monitoring the type and number of ticks that attach to companion animals, ...


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November 1, 2017

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Albertans have enjoyed living without the menace of rats since 1950, when the provincial rat control program was established. Norway rats are well known to be extremely destructive creatures. The ...


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June 1, 2017

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Norway rats are one of the most destructive creatures known to man. They destroy and contaminate untold quantities of food, and through their tunneling activities, undermine the foundations of ...


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January 1, 2017

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Presents a description of the spotted alfalfa aphid, describes the type of damage it can cause to alfalfa crops, and looks at biological and chemical methods of controlling the insect. This ...


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December 1, 2016

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People generally relate skunks to the foul-smelling, defensive spray they discharge when scared or threatened. Generally, people avoid skunks and have little tolerance for their presence. In many ...


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January 1, 2015

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Starlings were brought to North America from Europe in the late 1890’s. Since that time, they have greatly increased in number and have spread across most of the North American continent. In ...


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January 1, 2015

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The house sparrow, like many pest birds, was introduced to North America in the mid-1800s. Since then, the house or English sparrow (not a true sparrow but a European finch), has become one of the ...


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July 1, 2014

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The information in this report is intended to serve as a guide to help select and prioritize opportunities for genetic tree resistance breeding as part of climate change adaptation strategy, and ...


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January 1, 2014

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Managing common insects, weeds, plant diseases and certain animal pests found in the backyard can be a challenge. However, there are a number of ways to approach the problem. Information in this ...


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January 1, 2014

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Managing common insects, weeds, plant diseases and certain animal pests found in the backyard can be a challenge. However, there are a number of ways to approach the problem. Information in this ...


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January 1, 2014

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The potato psyllid is a small, winged insect and is one of approximately 100 species of psyllids in North America. It reproduces mostly on the potato and other members of the nightshade family ...


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January 1, 2014

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Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), was introduced to North America from Europe about 150 years ago. The insect now occurs throughout North America, wherever its host plants are grown. ...


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January 1, 2014

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The cereal leaf beetle is an invasive insect from Europe that feeds on cereal crops, including wheat, barley and oats. It was first discovered in Alberta in 2005 and is now widespread throughout ...


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January 1, 2014

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The pea leaf weevil (Sitona lineatus) is an introduced insect pest that feeds on a wide range of legume species, and may reduce yields of field pea and faba bean crops. First recorded in Alberta ...


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January 1, 2014

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Managing common insects, weeds, plant diseases and certain animal pests found in the backyard can be a challenge. However, there are a number of ways to approach the problem. Information in this ...


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January 1, 2014

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Managing common insects, weeds, plant diseases and certain animal pests found in the backyard can be a challenge. However, there are a number of ways to approach the problem. Information in this ...


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January 1, 2014

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Managing common insects, weeds, plant diseases and certain animal pests found in the backyard can be a challenge. However, there are a number of ways to approach the problem. Information in this ...


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January 1, 2014

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Wireworms are destructive insect pests of grain crops in western Canada. The pest prefers cereal crops, but also feeds on potatoes, pulses and canola. The wireworm larva feed below ground on seeds ...