Ag-Quest: A Saskatchewan contract research company with room for growth

Posted on October 29, 2021

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Saskatchewan’s Ag-Quest is seeking feedback from potential clients and research partners on the specific kinds of growth room services that are needed for Western Canada.

The company has an opportunity to develop additional growth room capacity in southwestern Manitoba. This facility can be designed to work with a wide variety of crops, and could be a single large growth space, or multiple spaces for different growing conditions based on client requirements.

Ag-Quest is a contract agricultural research provider with Research Stations in Manitoba (Minto, Elm Creek), Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Ridgedale) and Alberta (Taber) and has been providing high quality field research services in Western Canada for 38 years. Ag-Quest’s team of four project coordinators provide support to clients and research associates, including protocol development, research associate training and coaching, agronomy support, data and report review. Its 27 research associates provide efficacy, variety, and GLP-compliant residue trials.

The added capacity would complement Ag-Quest’s field research offerings across Western Canada, and greenhouse trial services and herbicide resistant weed assays currently available at Minto, Manitoba.

Ag-Quest has pesticide researchers, a plant breeder, and greenhouse/growth room support staff available to guide and offer professional expertise for projects in this facility.

Dana Maxwell, president and CEO, says the feedback will assist Ag-Quest in determining whether to develop this resource, and how to design it.

“We would really appreciate the community’s feedback, as we want to focus on providing services that are needed and of value. If you have an opinion on whether growth room capacity would be beneficial, please reach out and let me know.”

For more information, please contact Dana Maxwell, at 204 305-0224 or dana.maxwell@agquest.com

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