A Winnipeg agricultural biotechnology company that has been selling chemical-free seed inoculants for peas, lentils and soybeans in the U.S. for a couple of years now has regulatory approval to sell in Canada.
Manas Banerjee, the CEO and founder of XiteBio Technologies Inc. is excited about the opportunities to sell what he believes to be leading-edge technology into his home-crop region where both peas and soybean acreage are on the rise.
"Soybeans are a huge crop and hugely profitable for our farmers here," Banerjee said. "The technology we use is natural -- a green technology. While there are other products out there, none of them use the technology we have."