The Canadian Phytopathological Society

Sustaining Associates

The following individuals, businesses and institutions are Sustaining Associates of the Canadian Phytopathological Society, and this page describes the products and services of our Sustaining Associate members. Readers are encouraged to contact these companies for further details.


Contact: Mr. David Rourke: Ag Quest, Box 144 Minto, Manitoba, Canada R0K 1M0 Phone 204-776-2087 Fax 204-776-2250. Ag Quest has five stations across Western Canada. The company’s main mission is to assist companies in testing new products, protocols and varieties in Western Canada by providing contract field and growth room research services. Web page: http://

Agricultural Certification Services Inc.

Contact: Dr. Mathuresh Singh, 1030 Lincoln Road, Fredericton, New Brunswick. E3B 8B7. Tel- (506) 459-0293, Fax- (506) 457-0769, E-mail: or Agricultural Certification Services Inc. (ACS) is a laboratory accredited by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to perform regulatory testing for potatoes. ACS is owned and operated by potato growers of New Brunswick as a not- for- profit laboratory and managed by Potatoes NB. Services offered by ACS include: Bacterial Ring Rot testing (BRR); virus testing in leaves and tubers for potato viruses A, M, S, X, Y, PLRV, PLCV, PMTV; Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid (PSTVd) test; Late Blight testing and virus eradication from new accessions of potatoes. In addition to potatoes, ACS offers water testing for total coliform and E. coli, and VOMITOXIN test in grains, such as Wheat, Barley, Oat and Corn. ACS also conducts scientific research projects on a contract basis related to potatoes. For more information, please visit:

BASF Canada, Crop Protection Division

Contact: Gerald Martens, Research and Commercial Development. PO Box 310 Winkler, Manitoba , Canada R6W 4A5, Tel: (204) 331-1774, Fax; (204) 331-1776, email: BASF is a leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control, turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF’s Crop Protection division is to be the world’s leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on the web at

Bayer CropScience

Contact: Scott Henry, 430-B Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1N4, Canada. Tel: 204-989-5435, Fax : 204-487-3648, Email: Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.4 billion (2008), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 18,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. Further information on Bayer CropScience Canada is available at:

Cargill Incorporated

Contact: Dr. Yu Chen, Cargill, Specialty Canola Oils, 701 Central Ave., P.O. Box 67 Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, S0K 0A0. Tel: (306) 253-3455. Fax: (306) 253-3338. Email: Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. We are committed to using our knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. Cargill’s purpose is to be the global leader in nourishing people. As part of this purpose, Cargill Specialty Canola Oils (CSCO) becomes an industry leader in the development, production and marketing of high oleic oil, a trans fat-free alternative for the food industry known for its superior nutrition, improved stability and excellent taste. Research and plant breeding, certified seed production, contracting, crushing and marketing are also included. Cargill’s Specialty Canola Oils Production Program offers farm businesses highperforming Victory® and Invigor® Health Hybrids and unique advantages, such as an attractive prime basis, risk management solutions and grower-selected delivery periods. Web:


Conviron is the world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of controlled environment systems for plant science research. Conviron’s reach-in plant growth chambers, walk-in rooms and Argus Control Systems (a Conviron company) provide precise, uniform, and repeatable control of temperature, light, humidity, CO2, and other environmental conditions. Applications include short and tall plant growth, tissue culture, germination and virtually any plant science research where tight environmental controls are required.

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Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont

Contact: Jamshid Ashigh, 215 Second Street SW – Suite 2400, Calgary, AB T2P 1M4. Tel: (519) 471-2285, Email: We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system. At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

FMC Corporation – Agricultural Products Group

Contact: Mitch Long, Product Development Manager Canada, 222 Stacey Court, Saskatoon, SK S7L 7A&, Tel: (306) 280-0263, email: FMC Corporation is one of the world’s foremost, diversified chemical companies with leading positions in agricultural, industrial and consumer markets. From our inception in 1883, FMC has been providing solutions to the world’s best companies and their customers. Today, we use an array of advanced technologies in research and development to improve the delivery of medications; enhance foods and beverages; power batteries; protect crop yields, structures and lawns, and advance the manufacture of glass, ceramics, plastics, pulp and paper, textiles and other products. FMC Corporation has been serving agriculture for more than a century—long enough to know that new threats are always on the horizon. Crop by crop, region by region, we’re dedicated to meeting these challenges head-on with innovative herbicides, pesticides and fungicides that add value to Canadian farms. Further information on FMC Corporation can be found on the web at

Novozymes Bioag.

Contact: Dave Greenshields, 3935 Thatcher Ave, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7R 1A3. Tel- (306) 657-8200. Fax- (306) 975-1215. Email: At Novozymes, we are unique in our dedication to enzymes and microbes. For more than 70 years, our work with these biological problem solvers has made a big difference to our shared world. The BioAg Alliance is Novozymes’ collaboration with Monsanto to improve crop harvests through naturally-occurring microbes. The BioAg Alliance markets two types of microbial products: Inoculant products, which help plants with nutrient uptake, and biocontrol products, which help protect plants against pests and diseases. Our microbial products like the phosphate inoculant JumpStart or the bioinsecticide Met52 have become well-known solutions in Canadian agriculture. Together with customers across a broad array of industries, we continue to create tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions.

Omex Agriculture Inc. (Canada)

Contact: Dr. Abdelbaset El-Hadrami. P.O. Box 301, 290 Agri Park Road, Oak Bluff, Manitoba, R0G 1N0, Canada; Tel: +1-204-477-4052 Ext. 2226; Cell: +1-204-799-5847; Fax: +1-204-477-4057; E-mail: OMEX has been proudly serving farmers throughout Canada for over 12 years. We are the Canadian division of an International Fertilizer Group, comprised of different companies, with the corporate offices based out of England. OMEX is a leader in the development of new fertilizer products for the agriculture and horticulture markets, and has established the first proprietary formulating plant in Western Canada, located in Oak Bluff, Manitoba. Our Mission is to develop and manufacture the most innovative line of nutritional products based on the in-depth understanding of the science of crop nutrition and to lead the marketplace in improving plant health and performance for the good of the industry, farmers and consumers.

Phyto Diagnostics Company Limited

Contact: Dr. Peter J. ELLIS, 9381 Ardmore Drive, North Saanich, British Columbia, V8L 5G4. Tel- (250) 655-1444, Fax- (250) 655-3115, E-mail:ellisp@ Micro-propagation of virus-free seed potato cultivars and maintenance of a repository of 280 virus-free potato cultivars and seedlings for breeders and seed certification programs. Development and production of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, nucleic acid probes, and PCR for detection of plant diseases. Production and sale of antibody reagent sets for plant disease detection.

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers

Contact Dr. Kofi Agblor and Raelene Regier 104-411 Downy Road, Saskatoon. SK S7H 3J2, Tel:306-651-0859, Fax: (306) 668-5557, Email: Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) represents over 15,000 pulse crop producers in Saskatchewan. Accountable to growers and funded through a mandatory check-off, SPG has a producer-elected board of directors comprised of seven pulse growers. With a legislated mandate to build a prosperous pulse industry in Saskatchewan, SPG invests in research and market development and promotes sustainable innovation, growth and success through leadership, collaboration and support. The four major pulse crops grown in Saskatchewan are peas, lentils, chickpeas and beans. The SPG supports research into plant diseases of pulse crops and is also an active supporter of the minor use registration of innovative chemistry of fungicides and pesticides for pulse crops.


Contact: Jim Downey, Seed Technology Manager, 400-300 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 0E3. Tel: (306) 257-3645, Fax: (306) 257-3647, E-mail: As “Canada’s Seed Partner”, SeCan actively seeks partnerships that promote profitability in Canadian agriculture. SeCan is the largest supplier of certified seed to Canadian farmers with more than 740 members from coast to coast engaged in seed production, processing and marketing. Since its inception in 1976, SeCan has been a major supporter of plant breeding in Canada, returning more than $70 million in royalties and research funding. SeCan represents more than 430 crop varieties developed by public and private sector breeding programs.

Syngenta Crop Protection Canada Inc.

Contact: Harold Wright, 140 Research Lane, Guelph, Ontario, N1L 1B1. Tel- (519) 837- 5322, Fax- (519) 823-0504. Email- Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Syngenta employs some 20,000 people in over 90 countries. Further information is available at The Canadian web address is:

For further information on becoming a Sustaining Associate of CPS, please see the application form