Industry Partners

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:


BioVision Seed Labs

Contact: Nicole Girard 7225 B Roper Road, Edmonton, Alberta, T6B 3J4, Canada, Tel: 780-436-8822, Fax: 780-437-6875, Email: BioVision Seed Labs is Canada’s leading seed and grain testing laboratory, providing reliable and professional analytical services to agricultural clients. Since 1996, BioVision has built a strong foundation of CFIA accredited services including germination, physical purity and true loose smut analysis. We have commercialized PCR disease diagnostics for Fusarium graminearum in cereals and Leptosphaeria maculans in Brassica species, and continue to support traditional plate bioassay disease diagnostics for most Canadian crops. BioVision has diversified into grain quality testing, which includes ELISA mycotoxin measurements, grain grade designation and varietal identification through microsatellite markers. Further information can be found 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:


Chemtura Canada Company

Contact: Rod McLeod, Technical Development Rep, Head Office, Elmira, Ontario, N3B 3A3. Rod McLeod address: 181 Lakota Cres W. Lethbridge AB T1K 6J6, Tel: (403) 332- 0297, E-mail: Chemtura is active in developing products for the horticultural and seed amendments (treatment) market. In the United States, Chemtura markets seed amendments through the Trace Seed Protection product line. Seed amendment products developed by Chemtura and distributed in Canada include Vitaflo 280, Thiram 75, Anchor and Crown. Carboxin the active ingredient in Vitavax products is also used in the turf fungicide Arrest 75WP. Chemtura continues to create new products and will introdue a new line of seed amendments which will feature Ipconazole as the cornerstone in this new group of seed applied fungicides. For more information about Chemtura, please visit Web address:


Conviron – Controlled Environments

Contact: Kathy Burton and Mark Loewen, Sales Manager – North America. 590 Berry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0R9 • Tele (204) 786-6451 • Toll Free (800) 363- 6451 • Fax (204) 786-7736 • Email: Conviron is a global supplier of controlled environment systems for plant science research. We offer an extensive product portfolio of singleand multi-tier chambers and rooms as well as research greenhouses, much of which is customized to a client’s specific requirements. To help ensure project success, we also offer specialized services from early-stage engineering and design through to installation, project commissioning and on-going maintenance and support.


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


Monsanto Canada Inc.

Contact: Dr. Chunren Wu, 900 one Research Rd., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6E3. Tel-(204) 983-1134, Fax-(204) 488-4766, E-mail: Monsanto is a leading global provider of agricultural products and integrated solutions for farmers. We produce leading seed brands, including DEKALB and Asgrow, and we provide our seed partners with biotechnology traits for insect protection and herbicide tolerance. We also make Roundup, the world’s best-selling herbicide With our unique combination of products and our unparalleled resources in plant biotechnology, we create integrated solutions that bring products and technologies together to help farmers feed the world’s growing demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel and do so in an environmentally responsible way. Web:


Novozyme Bioag.

Contact: Dr. Mary Leggett, 3935 Thatcher Ave, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7R 1A3.. Tel- (306) 657-8233. Fax- (306) 975-1215. Email: . Novozymes BioAg Group, formerly Philom Bios, was established in 1980. In 2007, the innovative microbial technology company was acquired by Novozymes, Inc. and is the cornerstone of the Novozymes BioAgriculture business. The company is dedicated to improving plant productivity for growers through the development, manufacture and marketing of natural microbial products. Current products include: JumpStart, a phosphate inoculant that increases available phosphate to plants; N-Prove, a line of single action rhizobial inoculants for pulse crops which include a cold and acid tolerant strain for alfalfa; and TagTeam, a multi-action rhizobium and phosphate inoculant for pea and lentil. Novozymes is the world leader in bioinnovation. Together with customers across a broad array of industries we create tomorrow’s industrial biosolutions, improving our customers’ business and the use of our planet’s resources.


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 Diagnosis 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.


Pioneer Hi-Bred Production Limited

Contact: Mr. Igor Falak, Pioneer Hi-Bred Production Ltd., 12111 Mississauga Road, Caledon, Ontario L7C 1X1. Tel: (905) 843-9166. Fax- (905) 843-9167. Email: . Established in 1946, Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited and its affiliate, Pioneer Hi-Bred Production Ltd., make up Canada’s premier seed company and are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Pioneer Hi- Bred International, Inc. (A DuPont Company), the world’s leading supplier of agricultural plant genetics and an innovative developer and integrator of associated technologies, including plant breeding, microbiology and biotechnology. From headquarters in Chatham, Ontario and Des Moines, Iowa, Pioneer Hi-Bred develops, produces and markets a full line of proprietary seed products (corn, soybeans, alfalfa, canola, sunflowers, wheat), forage/grain additives and services to crop and livestock farmers, grain processors and other end-use customers. Products are distributed coast-to-coast in Canada through a network of sales professionals. Web:


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:


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