Located in both Saint-Remi Quebec and Simcoe Ontario, Dubois Agrinovation has been providing Canadians with irrigation and agriculture protection solutions since 1945 (Agrinovation, 2016). In 2004 the company acquired Dubois and Sons Limited, which opened up their sales channels allowing the company to specialize in irrigation systems, floating row covers, plastic mulch film, greenhouse and nursery equipment, harvest containers, harvest bins, and vineyard equipment. With the company’s long-time expertise and community connections they have created, Dubois Agrinovation plays a large part in many local Canadian farming operations. Local farmers can create larger yield sizes using their mulch weed mats, “Blue-X” tree tubes, drip irrigation systems and provide frost protection for their blueberries, strawberries, and vineyards with their ‘Agryl’ floating row covers (Agrinovation, 2016).
Since both weed mats and tree tubes are agricultural products, this means there will be a 10% import tax which will be applied to the total shipment price, along with a 13% development tax (International Trade Administration, 2016). The tables below show the costs for both weed mats and tree tubes in Canadian dollars from Dubois Agrinovation, before taxes and shipping fees. Weed Mat Pricing (all pricing is in Canadian dollars)
48" x 200' --> $54.00
36" x 500' --> $75.00
48" x 500' --> $95.00
Tree Tube Pricing
100 units --> $155.00 (tubes sold by the 100)
Dubois Agrinovation also has an agreement with UPS (United Postal Service), which lets them ship internationally straight from one of their three locations to anywhere in the world. Using UPS’s air freight service, shipping of 100 tree tubes and a 48” x 400’ weed mat is approximately $200 Canadian, with next day shipping (UPS, 2016)