Pests and Disease Program

The Agricultural Services department provide assistance to residents to help manage pests and diseases that could have a negative impact on agriculture and farming operations within the County. Initiatives include:

  • Integrated Pest Management - Provide assistance to residents to encourage the use of a variety of methods when dealing with pests and diseases.
  • Pest and Disease Inspecting - Yearly monitoring of insect populations, such as grasshoppers, to identify population cycles that may affect crop yields. Yearly monitoring of crops to identify diseases, such as, Fusarium graminearum, Virulent Blackleg, and Clubroot.

There are a number pests and diseases commonly found and looked for in the County. Please check this page often as we continue to update it.

Tree Diseases Tree Pests
  Forest Tent Caterpillars
Mountain Pine Beetle
Canola Crop Diseases Canola Crop Pests

Alternaria Black Spot
Brown Girdling Root Rot

Grey Stem


Seedling Disease Complex

Verticillium Wilt

Virulent Blackleg

Aster Yellows

Bertha Army Worms

Cabbage Root Maggot

Cabbage Seedpod Weevil


Diamondback Moth

Flea Beetles


Lygus Bugs

Swede Midge

Cereal Crop Diseases Cereal Crop Pests

Common Cereal Diseases
Bacterial Blight
Black Point

Leaf Disease Complex
Root Rot

Rust Complex



Barley Diseases


Yellow Dwarf


Wheat Diseases
Fusarium Head Blight
Take-All Root Rot
Wheat Streak Mosaic


Oat Diseases