Jan 5, 2021
A&L Biological begins registration of first commercial products

London, Ontario-based A&L Biological Inc, a subsidiary of A&L Canada Laboratories Inc, recently submitted its first two products for regulatory approval in the Canadian agricultural market.

A&L Biological said in a news release it has established a research and development platform for the discovery and development for bio-control and bio-stimulant technologies for practical, sustainable solutions to the agricultural industry.

Cuc-Guard has demonstrated efficacy in both small plot and large-scale greenhouse trials for control of Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV), according to the news release. This virus is very difficult to control and can have devastating impact to cucurbits crops. Cuc-Guard acts as a “vaccine” for target crops to prevent the infection and spread of the pathogen. Efficacy data indicates that when applied preventatively, Cuc-Guard provides control of the pathogen and improves both crop quality and yield. Registration for Cuc-Guard has been submitted to the Health Canada Pest Management Regulatory Agency for review and approval.

Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus

A&L said its bio-stimulant “AL-BIO 7” has been submitted to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for review and approval. The product has been shown in development trials significant improvement in plant vigour, root development and biomass for plants in a transplant setting, according to the news release. Transplant stress can have a damaging effect on the early establishment of high value specialty crops such as tomatoes and cannabis, according to the news release. AL-BIO 7 has demonstrated the ability to overcome this “shock” event and provide for improved crop establishment.

Nevin McDougall, president and chief commercial officer for A&L Canada Laboratories, said the products would be brought to market in Canada within the next 12-24 months.

“Our next steps will be following through with international registrations and launches,” he said.

Rob Field recently joined A&L Biological Inc. as business development manager and can be reached at rfield@alcanada.com.

A&L also provides comprehensive analytical services for soil, plant tissue, feed, fertilizer, and water. The company operates two analytical laboratories serving clients throughout Canada, the U.S. and Internationally.


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