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New company to offer enhanced range of soil health, precision ag products and services

A&L Canada Laboratories Inc. this week announced the formation of a new joint venture (JV) with Deveron Corp. and together they have acquired US based Woods End Laboratories Inc. Woods End provides leading sustainable services to the agri-food industry enabling more successful and responsible interaction of agriculture & the environment. They are the developer and distributer of the Solvita brand of soil health products.

Woods End is a leading soil health research company founded in 1974, that has focused on creating products, process and consulting for agriculture, compost and other soil health initiatives. It’s flagship brand, Solvita, is a leading soil health diagnostic product being adopted in both North American and international markets. Founded by Dr. Will Brinton, Woods End’s vision is built upon soil health, agricultural sustainability and circular economy principles. The company developed and distributes the Solvita brand of products used by agronomists, conservationists, researchers and others worldwide to monitor soil health, foodstuff spoilage and compost stability.

“It’s really about joining forces to bring soil health to the next level” is the perspective of Greg Patterson, CEO and Founder of A&L. “Combining the insights of Will Brinton and Woods End, along with our Deveron partnership allows us to bring a broader scope of products and services to clients across the US. We are thrilled with the opportunity ahead of us.”

Both companies are dedicated to offering sustainable solutions that meet global needs while enhancing food and agricultural production. They will both support and further develop production systems research that will include soil health and bio-based products.

“We are excited to be working with A&L,” said Will Brinton, CEO & Founder of Woods End Laboratories. “I believe soil health is critical to the future of society in so far as it links farming, nutrition and climate under the theme of sustainable practices. This new venture integrating Woods End, Deveron and A&L will support that goal and place the science with the practice of soil health at the forefront.”

David MacMillan, Deveron’s President and CEO, commented, “Will Brinton at Woods End has spent his career building a leading, scientific focused soil health laboratory. We believe the opportunity to accelerate the great work his team is doing at Woods End is transformational. Expanding our platform around soil health and offering industry leading testing for carbon and sustainability will enhance Deveron’s position as a source of unbiased recommendations and insights to the North American agriculture industry.”

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Source: A&L Canada Laboratories Inc.
Photo: Courtesy Woods End

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