Jacques Nault works as an agrology consultant
Jacques Nault, Agr, offers his services as a soil and crop management consultant. Over the years, he acquires about 100 clients.
We found Logiag
In 1999, Charles joins his brother Jacques to found Logiag (a blend word formed from software [logiciel] and agriculture).
The two brothers want to take advantage of a regulation implemented in Quebec in 1997: the Regulation respecting the reduction of pollution from agricultural sources, which would later become the Agricultural Operations Regulation.
This regulation introduced the agro-environmental fertilization plans (AEFP). Charles and Jacques Nault create Logi-Fertilisation: software that facilitates the drafting and updating of AEFPs. Producers’ advisors use the software in the field to enter the necessary data. This data is then automatically sent to Jacques Nault, Agr, who analyzes it to complete the AEFP.
This innovative business model brings us significant efficiency gains. In a few years, we reach about 750 clients.
We expand our network
We continue to form partnerships with agricultural advisors. In the field, they use our software to prepare their clients’ AEFP in collaboration with our agrologists.
We innovate with Registre+
In 2005, the arrival of Gilles Clément strengthens our expertise in remote agrology. Thanks to Gilles’ knowledge in geomatics and programming, we create Registre+, a software that is more powerful than Logi-Fertilisation and includes geomatics and registry components.
Registre+ was such a breakthrough that at the time, its geomatic functions are integrated into Farm Credit Canada’s Champ PRO Mobile (now AgExpert) software suite.
This innovative business model brings us significant efficiencies and an increase in our customer base.
We export our services
We create the Farm compliance services subsidiary to export our tele-agrology services in Ontario as well as in the states of New York, Vermont and Michigan. In 2014, this subsidiary is sold to its employees.
We conduct R&D on laser soil analysis
Charles discovers that the mining sector uses a very powerful technology to measure the ore concentration in soil: laser-induced plasma spectroscopy (LIBS). Enthusiastic, he decides to invest in research and development to adapt it to the agricultural sector.
Over the years, three research organizations collaborate on our project: the National Research Council Canada, INO and the Computer Research Institute of Montréal.
In 2019, our efforts bear fruit, and we launch LaserAgTM. This technology, which completely changes soil analysis, is currently used by four laboratories: Eurofins EnvironeX (Montreal), SGS (Guelph), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu) and Omnia (Zambia).
We create a climate transition service
We create a climate transition service to help agricultural producers fight climate change. This service allows them to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, increase the amount of organic matter in their soils and benefit financially from their efforts.
Our expertise is recognized
In 2021, LaserAgTM is named the best technology to quantify soil organic carbon by the Indigo Carbon challenge, an international competition.
In 2022, we are included in the Fonds Écoleader directory. This fund brings together more than 390 companies specializing in environmentally responsible practices or clean technologies.