Innovative Crop Protection
MPT’s groundbreaking technologies use novel plant compounds to provide
superior crop protection naturally.
Game Changing Technologies
MPT’s technologies deliver superior pest and pathogen control in combination with plant growth and yield benefits available across a broad spectrum of crops. We are working towards offering our novel solutions in a variety of applications and to be compatible with all farming practices, from large row crops to specialty crop production, in all parts of the world.
Safe and effective products from nature
By focusing on the use of compounds provided by nature and refining them for our specific uses, MPT provides key pest control and disease management naturally, whilst increasing growth and yield, our products are free from synthetic chemicals and genetic modification.
Improved production of globally important crops
MPT’s technologies have been demonstrated and utilized on a commercial scale and have been proven to provide increased yield, growth and plant vigor whilst delivering nematode and disease control at levels comparable to those obtained from synthetic alternatives.
Rapid time to market
MPT’s discovery platform taps into the power of mustard seed to generate, test and commercialize products that improve plant health and yield. As MPT’s technologies typically utilize food ingredients that are generally recognized as safe with well defined and understood safety parameters and minimal concerns, regulatory approvals can be expedited and time to market is often accelerated as a result
- Canada produces 28% of the global mustard crop
- Canada is the world’s largest exporter of mustard with 57% market share
- Average of 450,592 acres harvested in Canada
- Over 160,000 tons of seed produced in Canada
Plants from the Brassica species contain an organosulfur compound Allyl isothiocyanate (AITC). AITC forms part of the plants natural defense system against pests and diseases and it is also this volatile gas, AITC that is responsible for the hot and spicy taste associated with these plants.
Our innovative platform allows us to efficiently and effectively manipulate the natural defensive mechanisms employed by Brassica plants for broad based use in agricultural crop protection and production.
Global Crop Losses from Nematodes
Reports estimate that the impact of soil borne nematodes on global crop economics results in approximately $80 billion of lost crops per year on a global scale.
A recent survey suggests that global crop losses as a result of nematodes is 12% of total potential yield on average across the majority of crops.
Europe has taken an aggressive stance on nematicide use, leading to limited and shrinking options available to growers.
This trend is also being adopted elsewhere including the USA, with recent years witnessing the removal of Methyl iodide and increased restrictions on Chloropicrin.
MPT has developed novel & proprietary solutions that utilize components of the mustard plant to provide high quality pest control to growers facing challenges associated with nematodes and soil-borne diseases. Our technology is truly sustainable providing benefits to the grower, the environment and the consumer.
MPT provides an all natural solution to a growing problem at a time when synthetic products are under increasing scrutiny with heavy restrictions and phase outs. Synthetic products are becoming less user friendly and less available to the growers. MPT’s technologies are effective, safe and easy to use.
The increase in demand for organic produce by consumers has continued to climb. However, unlike in conventional farming, options available to control nematodes and in organic production remain limited. All of MPT’s products are either OMRI listed for used in organic production, or products currently under development are eligible for OMRI use.
MPT’s technologies provide nematode control equal and often superior to synthetic alternatives, resulting in elevated yields and increased returns for the grower. With over 110 independent 3rd party field trials completed to date in addition to collaborating with leading growers, MPT continues to offer first class performance.
Compounds found within Brassica plants have untapped potential to benefit agricultural production which have yet to be fully explored and commercialized.
MPT is a technology company advancing these benefits towards commercialization.
MPT’s Technology Platform
Our innovative platform allows us to efficiently and effectively manipulate the natural defensive mechanisms
employed by brassica plants for broad based use in agricultural crop protection and production.
2015 Product Pipeline
The team at MPT are experts in the development and commercialization of natural crop protection products.
All natural and organic products that are GMO & chemical free. Provide pest control and yield enhancements comparable to synthetic alternatives.
From small scale to mass volume production, we ensure all our technologies are scalable both efficiently and economically, requiring minimal capital outlay.
All of MPT’s products that are currently registered have no re-entry times, minimal worker safety concerns and have no set backs or buffer zones. MPT provides products that are not only effective but easy to use.
Board of Directors MPT
John Cross – Chairman
Past CEO Philom Bios Inc.,(sold to Novazymes) founding Executive Director of POS Pilot Plant Corporation
Brad Munro – President & Director
Public & Private Company Director, Venture Capitalist, sat on over 20 boards ranging from single digit million dollar market cap to over a billion.
Warren Libby – Director
Past President of Novartis Crop Protection Canada and Syngenta Crop Protection Canada
Spencer Early – Director
Professional Engineer from University of Saskatchewan
President of Early’s Farm & Garden in Saskatoon, a 104 year old family business that offers
diversified array of products including agricultural and turf products