2000:The Group acquired Agribiotech Canada Ltd., the successor organization to Oseco Seeds and Rothwell Seeds, consolidating its positions in the Canadian consumer turfgrass seed market and Canadian export of forage and turfgrass seed.
2001: The Group also purchased a seed conditioning facility from United Grain Growers in Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Roberts was rebranded as “TurfOne.
2002: A strategic alliance was initiated with Nu-Gro Corporation. The alliance was based on an exclusive long-term agreement whereby the Group would source, package and supply consumer turfgrass seed, with Nu-Gro being responsible for sales, marketing and distribution to Canadian retailers. This arrangement continues under Nu-Gro’s successor entity, Premier Tech Home and Garden.
2004: The Group acquired Seed Research of Oregon from Land O’Lakes, Inc. The transaction included a long term agreement to supply turfgrass and forage crop seeds to Land O’Lakes and their affiliates. The acquisition of Seed Research of Oregon provided the Group with additional regional distribution opportunities in the United States, as well as a stronger product platform in bentgrass, warm season grasses, and forage crop seeds specific to regional markets in the United States.
2005: The Group formed an alliance with Evergro Inc. in British Columbia with the Group supplying turfgrass seed for exclusive sale and distribution through Evergro's British Columbia distribution organization.
2008: The Group acquired Farm Pure Seeds, Inc. and began operating it as part of the Pickseed Wholesale and Western Operation business unit. The purchase included the FarmPure forage crop and turfgrass seed business facilities located in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. The acquisition of FarmPure represented a significant expansion of Pickseed conditioning capacity, in support of longer term market share objectives.