The Blue Book has long been popular reading in the homes of Alberta farmers — and now they can read it anywhere on their smartphones.
The Crop Protection book (as it is officially known) is updated annually for previously registered products and includes newly registered pesticide products — herbicides, pesticides, seed treatments, and foliar fungicides.
But this year’s edition has been converted to an app by the AAAF (Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen). The Crop Protection 2018 app comes in both iPhone and Android versions, allowing farmers to get information on the go.
When it comes to chemical crop protection, the writeups for all product registrations in the Blue Book app make finding information easy. App users can narrow down results using filters through a specific crop type and pest to find applicable pesticides for weed, insect, and disease controls. These pesticides can then be saved as a favourite for quick and easy access at any time.
For more information on pesticide use or invasive plants, please contact your local agricultural fieldman. A searchable directory of fieldmen can be found at the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen website.