Vive Crop Protection and A&L Biological Unveil R&D Collaboration

March 7, 2023 A&L Biological Inc. a subsidiary of A&L Canada Laboratories East of London, Ontario, and Vive Crop Protection Inc. of Mississauga (Toronto), Ontario have announced a new partnership to bring biological solutions to North American crop markets.

This collaboration is designed to harness the marketing and technical strengths of each partner to expand the application of existing products and advance the development of future products. The partnership also will expand and accelerate Vive Crop Protection’s biological portfolio and facilitate A&L Biologicals’ objective of securing market penetration of its microbial library.

A&L brings its proprietary microbial library to the partnership, along with continued research and development capacity, while Vive Crop Protection brings its Allosperse® Delivery Technology and an established sales and marketing team to ensure higher velocity of bringing biological products to market.

“The collaboration with A&L Biological is an exciting milestone as Vive expands its biological portfolio. We continuously strive to deliver more value to growers,” says Darren Anderson, CEO for Vive Crop Protection. “Biological crop protection products provide a new and important option in the agricultural toolbox, particularly when combined with traditional synthetic chemistry,” says Anderson. “Together, Vive and A&L are committed to research and development efforts that accelerate discoveries in breakthrough biologicals for adoption across more acres.”

“This partnership provides the structure needed to fully develop new biological products and technology. The strengths of each company create a formidable team with a platform for success,” says Greg Patterson, CEO for A&L Canada Laboratories.

Successfully achieving this key milestone, the two companies are now entering into the next phase of their partnership and will explore multiple biological actives for development into plant health and or bio control products.


About Vive Crop Protection
At Vive, we create Precision Chemistry™ that simplifies crop production and delivers real results to growers. Powered by Vive's patented Allosperse® Delivery technology, we optimize conventional and biological crop inputs for improved product performance from the jug to the field. Learn more at

About A&L
A&L is one of the largest soil and tissue laboratories in Canada. Founded by Greg Patterson, and based in London, Ontario, A&L operates a 40,000 square foot laboratory with significant growth capacity and 106 employees, including a large R&D group that has produced patented, crop specific yield and disease solutions. A&L processes over 320,000 soil samples per year. Deveron and A&L have cooperated in Canadian soil testing and analysis since 2019 and jointly own and operate Wood's End Laboratory in the United States. Learn more at

About Deveron
Deveron is an agriculture technology company that uses data and insights to help farmers and large agriculture enterprises increase yields, reduce costs, and improve farm outcomes. The company employs a digital process that leverages data collected on farms across North America to drive unbiased interpretation of production decisions, ultimately recommending how to optimize input use. Our team of agronomists and data scientists build products that recommend ways to manage fertilizer, seed, fungicide, and other farm inputs better. Additionally, we have a national network of data technicians that are deployed to collect various types of farm data, from soil to drone, that build a basis of our best-in-class data layers. Our focus is the US and Canada where one (1) billion acres are actively farmed annually. For more information and to join our community, please visit