AL Canada company logo

A&L Canada Laboratories Inc.

Home News Pay Invoice Instructional Videos FAQs
burger menu icon
Seminar Workshop

No available workshop.

Click to view quick links
Click to view the latest events or workshop
Click to view shopping cart
Click to search
Click to back to top

News & Events


A & L Canada and Deveron Announce Strategic Alliance

LONDON and TORONTO, ON -- SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 -- A & L Canada Laboratories Inc., and Deveron UAS Corp. (CSE: DVR), both innovative leaders in agricultural services and technologies, are pleased to announce the companies will form a strategic alliance working towards completion of a definitive collaboration agreement.

The alliance between the companies considers several elements including cross promotion of existing services, joint development of value-add imaging and mapping products, and future development of remote sensing data integration services for farm clients. The goal of the alliance is to advance crop data collection, analysis and interpretation for enhanced farm productivity.

"Data, analytics, and insights have always been the driving factors of our vision in building Deveron as a leading drone data company in North America," commented Deveron’s President & CEO, David MacMillan.  "A&L has a deep base in soil & plant science, analytics, and agronomy which will allow both companies to develop and offer complementary product offerings that are rooted in improving farm yields".

"A & L expertise and capabilities are an excellent match with Deveron's data collection and analytic platforms. I look forward to working with Deveron to bring this next wave of novel services and technologies to our customers," said Greg Patterson, CEO, and founder of A & L Canada Laboratories.

About Deveron UAS:

Deveron is a leading drone data services company providing powerful data applications and analytics to the agricultural community. Drone data helps farmers reduce costs and increase both yields and profit using sophisticated Unmanned Aerial Systems ("UAS" or "drones"), sensors, software, and analytics. Deveron's drone imagery service network allows farmers in North America to obtain on-demand, actionable data so they can make timely production decisions with the use of ultrahigh-resolution data. The Company is focused on building a standardized network of pilots, drones, and sensors to provide data to decision makers in the farming industry.


New VitTellus Soil Health Test Now Available

A next generation Soil Health Test providing actionable strategies for improved nutrient utilization and higher yields.

LONDON, ONTARIO -- SEPT 10, 2018 -- Traditional soil tests measure the chemical properties of soil, and that is helpful. But soil is a living, dynamic and continually changing ecosystem requiring a more holistic approach to determining optimal and sustainable management practices. By digging deeper into the physical and biological interactions we can make improved agronomic recommendations for higher yields and great profit. The A & L research agronomy team has developed and launched VitTellu Soil Health, next generation Soil Health Test and recommendation package to help farmers and crop consultants make more informed decisions on application of nutrients, and managing and improving their soil. The VitTellus Soil Health test is available worldwide and can be accessed through the VitTellus website.

The world-class research team at A & L focused on identifying and understanding the soil microbiological-plant relationship and how it influences crop productivity. Through 8 years of intensive trials and research, working closely with growers and industry worldwide, A & L has developed VitTellus processes and analytics. Through this research, key Soil Health parameters have been confirmed and demonstrated to have over 90% correlation to crop yields.

"Unravelling the complexity of soil science for agriculture leads to more productive approaches and result in healthier soil, stronger plants and greater returns for the farmer and society. This is a worthwhile, long view endeavor, we strongly encourage farmers to truly get to know their soils for their longstanding success," said Greg Patterson, C.C.A., Founder and CEO of A & L. "We are proud of all the research and development work coming out A & L Labs and are committed and passionate about sharing our knowledge for the advancement of the industry.

The VitTellus Soil Health Components:

  • VitTellus Soil Health Report + Index
  • Solvita CO2 Test Results
  • Solvita CO2 Test Results
  • A & L Crop Recommendations
  • Online Portal for Access for Reports
  • Live Expert Customer Support
  • Click here to submit an order for a VitTellus Soil Health Test. Additional soil health tests are available. For more information please visit our website http://www.vittellus.com/ or call us toll free 1-855-837-8347. You can follow us on Twitter at @VitTellus.


    Nevin McDougall Joins A & L Laboratories to Help Drive Growth Plans

    LONDON, ONTARIO -- SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 -- A & L Canada Laboratories Inc., an innovative leader in agricultural services and technologies, is pleased to announce Nevin McDougall has joined the company as President and Chief Commercial Officer. Nevin will work alongside Greg Patterson, CEO and company founder, to drive the strategic growth of the company.

    Mr. McDougall brings over 25 years of leadership experience and commercial success across the agricultural industry. He has worked in senior executive roles with leading companies such as BASF and La Coop fédérée in Canadian, US and international markets. McDougall's industry background, business acumen and extensive network makes him ideally suited to support the growth ambitions of A & L Canada Laboratories.

    McDougall has both Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Master's in Business Administration degrees from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

    "I am thrilled to join A & L Labs to support the growth and the value we bring to our clients. The company has a great reputation providing excellent service and valuable insights to its customers. I look forward to launching the exciting new, innovative solutions needed by the agricultural community" said McDougall.

    "A & L has aggressively invested in research and development and we are at the threshold of launching several new products and services to impact the growth and sustainability of the agricultural industry. I look forward to having Nevin join our team and working with me to take A & L to the next level with our customers." said Patterson, CEO and founder of A&L Canada Laboratories.


    Chris Meier joins A & L Canada as Agronomy and Business Development Manager

    London, Ontario -- August 30, 2018 -- A & L Canada Laboratories Inc., an innovative leader in agricultural services and technologies, is pleased to announce Chris Meier will join the company as Agronomy and Business Development Manager for Eastern Canada. Chris succeeds Dan Clarke who has left the company to pursue other opportunities.

    Chris has over 30 years of agronomy and business experience in the agricultural industry working in a wide range of sectors. His experience in feed, seeds, crop protection, and biologicals gives him Ontario broad base expertise from which to support the services A & L brings to clients across Eastern Canada. Chris is CCA certified and possesses a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph.

    "A & L Canada is preparing to launch several new products to support the growth and sustainability of the agricultural industry. We look forward to having Chris join our team to help bring innovative services and technologies to our customers," said Greg Patterson, CEO and founder of A & L Canada Laboratories.


    Case DeYoung assumes role of Horticulture Specialist and Business Development Manager

    GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN and LONDON, ON -- AUGUST 27, 2018 -- A & L Canada Laboratories Inc., an innovative leader in agricultural services and technologies, is pleased to announce Case DeYoung will represent the company as Horticulture Specialist and Business Development Manager for the U.S. market.

    Mr. DeYoung joins A & L with over 30 years of agronomy and business experience in the agricultural industry. Case began his career as a researcher with Michigan State University before commencing his business career with Wilbur-Ellis throughout Michigan and the Eastern United States. Case's research and business background makes him ideally suited to support the clients of A & L. He earned his bachelor's degree in Crop and Soil Science from Michigan State University.

    "A & L is at the threshold of launching several new products to support the growth and sustainability of the agricultural industry. I look forward to having Case on our team to bring this next wave of novel services and technologies to our customers," said Greg Patterson, CEO, and founder of A & L Canada Laboratories.


    Fanshawe College Develops Organic Material Testing Robot for A&L Canada

    Check out the video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VcHhS8Jcl4


    Agdia Online Ordering is available now

    Agdia is the leading provider of plant disease diagnostics in the industry with a comprehensive line of testing products that are used worldwide. If you want to work with a testing provider that was built and has grown on the principle of confidence, test with Agdia.

    All ImmunoStrips Test Kits (ISK) include buffer filled mesh bags needed to complete the test and are offered in sizes of 5 and 25 tests. The online ordering system allows you to choose ImmunoStrips on the website, save items in shopping cart, and pay online. Learn more


    A&L Newsletter - June 2018

    Check out our newsletter for June 2018! Click here to view PDF


    Cannabis Online Submission Tutorial

    A quick walk through on how to use our new Cannabis Online Submission Module. Click here to watch video


    Check out our Mobile apps

    mobile apps are available on Android and iOS platforms, and you will find the download link on mobile app page. Learn more


    A&L Scissor Cut Samples 2018

    Growing Degree Days is a measurement of the accumulation of heat based on mean daily temperature above 5 C. There is a correlation between growing degree days and plant maturity. By tracking the feed analysis (Protein, ADF, NDF, Lignin, RFV) and growing degree days we can estimate the optimum harvest date of a forage crop. Learn more