Our commitment is to exceed the expectation of our growers and provide technical expertise and a portfolio of reliable products that are environmentally friendly, easy-to-use, and supported by research.

The Pace Plant Health Advocates team stands by growers working hand in hand to develop customized plant health programs that fit into most every Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program and will be effective now and in the future.

Welcome to Pace

Pace 49 Inc. was founded in 2004 as an extension of Pace Solutions based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Pace 49 through years of research in Canada and the USA, prides itself on providing growers solutions for disease control and prevention in every step of the growing process. 

History of Pace 49 Plant Health Division


It Began With a Dream of a Cleaner Future

Pace’s history began when William (Bill) Martin opened a chemical manufacturing operation in Burnaby, B.C. to service the Vancouver industrial boiler and water treatment business.

Almost 40 years later, Bill is still active as the Chairman of Pace’s Board.


Pace Starts Horticulture Division

Using 15 years of experience in the water treatment and industrial cleaning industry, Pace initiates the Horticulture division introducing the Pace ACBD System (Always Clean Before Disinfecting) to provide affordable solutions for cleaning & disinfecting.


Pace 49 (USA) is Founded

Pace 49 expands the Horticulture division to the US and Mexico, providing growers field-tested disinfectants and cleaning solutions.


Adding to the Team

Judy McWhorter, Vice President, joined Pace 49 as the first USA sales representative for south central USA from Arizona to Florida.


New President

Wes Martin succeeds his father as the new president/CEO. Pace now becomes a second-generation family operated company.


Expanding the Business

The Pace 49 sales team has now grown to 5 full time territory managers and a large distribution network with over 20 major companies in the US, Puerto Rico and Mexico/Central America.


Newest EPA Approval for KleenGrow

KleenGrow label received new approval by the EPA of 0-hr REI when using during chemigation, adding water treatment to the label.


Company Rebrands

Pace 49 rebrands company as Pace Plant Health Advocates focusing on meeting the needs of growers to help achieve optimal plant health and sustainable growing for years to come.


New Product and New Uses

Pace 49 introduces UpTake PRO, a registered pesticide adjuvant that provides growers a way to conserve
and take control of their water.

Why you should choose Pace 49

Only company with a product that touch all aspects of growing.


  • PACE Strip-It PRO Detergent Cleaner to remove mineral build-up and dirt from poly or glass greenhouse walls and roof.


  • Clean Water: PACE KleenGrow to control water borne pathogens and algae.*
  • Water Conservation: UpTake PRO reduces surface tension between water and plants/soils for more effective water.


  • UpTake PRO break water/soil surface tension of hydrophobic soil, so water can easily penetrate and evenly disperse into soils for more effective irrigation.

Crop and Surface Diseases:

  • PACE KleenGrow to control plant pathogen.

All product uses are supported research from hard surface disinfecting to microbial control in water.

*KleenGrow is not a registered algaecide in the state of California.

Company Values

  • Integrity
  • Customer Commitment
  • Innovation
  • Honesty
  • Trust

Who we serve: All areas of agriculture

Produce Packing Houses


Specialty Agriculture


Traditional Greenhouse and Nursery Growers