operation is located 10 kilometers east of Portage la Prairie,
Manitoba. Jonair was established by John and Shirley Bodie.
John began aerial spraying in 1978. He sprayed with another company until 1988 when he went out on his own and formed his company, Jonair Ltd.
In 1978, the world's largest potato processor, McCain Foods, came to Portage la Prairie. Potatoes require spraying on a regular basis and the operation grew to accommodate the increasing amount of acres plus other cereal and oil crops.
|After 33 years in the business, John and Shirley turned the reins over and sold their interest in the company to two long term employees. Agronomist Bryan Dion and Pilot Dave Frisch.
The fleet consists of four Air Tractor 502 and two Cessna 188 Ag Trucks. For ground application, Jonair is equipped with a Rogator 1064.