Sectors Served

PAMI’s primary mandate is research and development for the Western Canadian agricultural sector, but those same valuable processes, skills and expertise are also applicable to other industrial sectors served by PAMI.



Unlike PAMI’s early mandate of evaluating farm equipment, its current mandate extends across many aspects of the agricultural sector including equipment evaluation and design, agronomy, production management, harvesting, processing, livestock and nutrient management.


  • Tractors
  • Harvesting equipment
  • Hay equipment
  • Tillage equipment
  • Seeding equipment


  • Soils
  • Drainage
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticides
  • Niche and specialty crops
Crop Processing

  • Milling
  • Packaging
  • Storage
Bioproduct Development


Nutrient Management

  • Zero and low-till practices
  • Biomass composting
  • Manure management


PAMI’s main  research and development focus in the livestock industry is manure management for a range of livestock species, either as a bioenergy source or in developing ecologically sound waste-management processes.

PAMI also has capability in design and development of livestock feed production equipment.


PAMI is gaining widespread recognition and respect for its research and development in the rapidly emerging and developing alternative fuels and energy sector:

  • Biodiesel
  • Ethanol
  • Plant material solid fuels
  • Methane (manure management)


The same design and mechanical expertise reflected in PAMI’s success in researching, developing and testing agricultural equipment has parallel applications across a wide variety of equipment produced by diverse manufacturing sectors that produce everything from complete mechanical units to individual parts and components.  Sectors served Include:

  • Transportation
  • Emergency vehicles
  • Electric utilities
  • Wind energy
  • Heavy industry (coal, oil, natural gas users)
  • Military equipment
  • Forestry equipment
  • Mining equipment