ABOUT US

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Active AgriScience Inc is a leading technology provider to the global Agriculture Industry focused on creating biological & chemical seed treatments,  foliar plant nutrition and nitrogen stabilization.

With numerous patents, Active AgriScience is one of BC’s fastest growing tech companies and proud winner of the 2018 BC Emerging Exporter Award.

Headquartered in Abbotsford, British Columbia with manufacturing in Canada & the USA, Active AgriScience products are used in Australia, Asia, Europe & across North America.

Our Process

Ground-breaking research is conducted by 2 corporate laboratories, 4 Canadian & 2 American Universities combined with independent third-party verification of efficacy resulting in innovative products that allows growers to improve production, quality & profits while reducing the impact on the environment.

Idea Generation

All of our products begin with a desire to solve a grower’s problem, or to more significantly improve production and yield.

Idea Prioritization

Our scientists are experts in the plant growth cycle at a molecular level and understand precisely how various bio-chemical elements are absorbed and utilized by different parts of the plant.

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Conception

This knowledge sparks targeted ideas to solve growers’ cultivation problems.

Rapid Prototyping

These ideas lead to hypotheses that are tested using observation, measurement, experimentation, formulation, testing, and modification.

Multi-year Field Trials

Potential products are then subject to rigorous research and thorough efficacy testing to ensure expected field performance. From this process, our team makes extraordinary new discoveries several of which hold international patents.

production process diagram

Idea Generation

All of our products begin with a desire to solve a grower’s problem, or to more significantly improve production and yield.

Idea Prioritization

Our scientists are experts in the plant growth cycle at a molecular level and understand precisely how various bio-chemical elements are absorbed and utilized by different parts of the plant.

Conception

This knowledge sparks targeted ideas to solve growers’ cultivation problems.

Rapid Prototyping

These ideas lead to hypotheses that are tested using observation, measurement, experimentation, formulation, testing, and modification.

Multi-year Field Trials

Potential products are then subject to rigorous research and thorough efficacy testing to ensure expected field performance. From this process, our team makes extraordinary new discoveries several of which hold international patents.

Our Products

Nutrients

Active AgriScience key products include Active Prime™ for seed treatment, Active Build™, Active Flower™ & Active Complete™ for foliar spray.

Nitrogen Management

Active AgriScience patented nitrogen stabilization technology is called ARM U Advance™ which dual mode of action inhibits ammonia volatilization and nitrification reducing nitrogen loss to the environment by up to 95%.

Our Subsidiaries

Active AgriScience technology is used under license by several manufacturers in products sold globally. Active AgriScience Inc wholly owns:

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Active BioScience™

Active BioScience Inc, a leading supplier of patent pending Microbial Inoculants & compatible Nutritional Seed Treatments.

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Active CannaScience™

Active CannaScience Inc, a leading supplier of plant nutrition to the global Cannabis Industry offering both Conventional & Certified Organic Feeding Programs built.

Our Team

We are a qualified team of leaders, technicians, chemists and biologists. We work closely together in an open-space environment to ensure clear communication and a smooth production process.

Scientific Team

Ranil-Waliwitiya

Ranil Waliwitiya, PhD

CEO, DIRECTOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

As CEO and company founder, Ranil develops new and innovative fertilizer and plant growth enhancing technologies for the Canadian and international markets.

CEO - DIRECTOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT - Ranil Waliwitiya, PhD

Ranil Waliwitiya President Director Research and Development

In his role as CEO, Ranil develops new and innovative fertilizer and plant growth enhancing technologies for the Canadian and international markets. His current activities focus on formulation chemistry designed to maximize plant vigor and yield.

Ranil has over 18 years of experience in cutting-edge crop nutrition. He previously held the position of Director of Research and Development for three leading fertilizer manufacturers in Canada.

Ranil holds a PhD in Toxicology from Simon Fraser University (SFU), a MSc. in Plant Sciences from the University of British Columbia (UBC), and a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Andrew Riseman Phd

Andrew Riseman, PhD

SENIOR TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

Andrew Riseman is a major shareholder at Active AgriScience Inc. He has the knowledge and expertise required to support growers. He is also an Associate Professor of Applied Biology and Plant Breeding at the University of British Columbia (UBC). 

CEO - DIRECTOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT - Ranil Waliwitiya, PhD

Andrew Riseman

Andrew Riseman is a major shareholder at Active AgriScience Inc. He has the knowledge and expertise required to support farmers. He is also an Associate Professor of Applied Biology and Plant Breeding at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Andrew graduated with a PhD from Pennsylvania State University in 1997 and specializes in research of bioactive formulations for enhanced agricultural production.

Andrew's general areas of interest include plant breeding, intercrop interactions, nutrient use efficiency, root physiology, biotic and abiotic stressor resistance, and edaphic selection.

Peter-Kalynyak

Peter-Kalynyak, MSc

MANAGER, MICROBIAL LABORATORY

In his role as manager of the microbial laboratory at Active AgriScience, Peter develops beneficial biofertilizers for commercial crops, and assists with R&D/product formulation.

MANAGER - MICROBIAL LABORATORY -Peter Kalynyak, MSc

Peter-Kalynyak

In his role as manager of the microbial laboratory at Active AgriScience, Peter develops beneficial biofertilizers for commercial crops, and assists with R&D/product formulation.

His recent background includes research work at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and BC Research Inc. Peter holds an honours MSc in Biology and Chemistry from Ternopil Pedagogical University, Ukraine and has completed graduate work in cell biology and genetic engineering at the Ukraine Academy of Sciences, Kiev, and Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, UK.

Managment Team

Shannon Sears Vice President Operations

Shannon Sears

PRESIDENT

With more than 30 years of leadership experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, commercial property development and retail, Shannon is responsible for all business functions of Active AgriScience.

PRESIDENT - Shannon Sears

Shannon Sears Vice President Operations

With more than 30 years of leadership experience in variety of industries including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, commercial property development and retail, Shannon is responsible for all business functions of Active AgriScience. He brings with him considerable expertise in leading high growth businesses with national and/or global operations.

Shannon's entrepreneurial journey began at age 12 when he opened a takeout pizzeria operating from his parent's summer home. Over his career, he founded 6 start-ups, acquired 5 businesses and sold 4 including 2 to the Jim Pattison Group (Canada's largest private conglomerate).

In addition, Shannon has worked for the others 60% of his career holding senior executive positions with a number of businesses with extensive international experience including Asia, Australia, Europe and across North America.

Jonathan Choboter

Jonathan Choboter, CPA, CGA

CONTROLLER

Jonathan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with a 15-year background in public practice accounting and the construction industry.

CONTROLLER - Jonathan Choboter, CPA, CGA
Jonathan Choboter Chartered Accountant

Jonathan is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with a 15-year background in public practice accounting and the construction industry.

His experience includes corporate tax, Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) credits, and the development of costing and inventory systems.

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Curtis Pool

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Curtis is responsible for manufacturing, operations, shipping and receiving.

PRODUCTION MANAGER - Curtis Pool

Curtis Pool Operations Manager

Curtis is responsible for manufacturing, operations, shipping and receiving.

Previously he worked at Neova Technologies as a Process Operator, Production Supervisor, and Maintenance Manager.

His skills include equipment trouble-shooting, managing the company preventative maintenance team, overseeing maintenance budgets, scheduling, product improvement and quality assurance.

Ruth Roberts

Ruth Roberts

QA/REGULATORY MANAGER

Ruth has 16 years’ experience in the fertilizer industry. She manages the company’s product registrations and administers quality assurance.  

QA/REGULATORY MANAGER​ - Ruth Roberts

Ruth Roberts QA Regulatory Manager

Ruth has 16 years’ experience in the fertilizer industry. Her experience includes Canadian / US fertilizer, pesticide and organic registrations, ISO quality systems, SDS and compliant label creation, trademark portfolio management and reporting under various regulatory programs.

Ruth manages the company’s various product registrations and administers the company quality assurance program.  

Become a Distributor

Opportunities for distributors and retailers of Active AgriScience™ products are available in Canada and globally.