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New DuPont Acapela fungicide receives PMRA registration
The Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Canada has granted approval for registration for DuPont Acapela fungicide.

Acapela is a flexible fungicide with a new active ingredient that employs unique movement properties to fit the way producers farm. It controls key leaf diseases, allowing growers to achieve higher yields in cereals, corn, soybeans and pulse crops. 

"Acapela has unique movement properties that differentiate it from other fungicides," says Dave Kloppenburg, fungicide launch manager for DuPont. "It moves across the waxy layer of the leaf surface and systemically within leaf tissues."

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0312ca_windmills_1The global food system needs to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels to succeed in feeding a growing world population, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said.

“There is justifiable concern that the current dependence of the food sector on fossil fuels may limit the sector’s ability to meet global food demands.

The challenge is to decouple food prices from fluctuating and rising fossil fuel prices,” according to an FAO paper published during the UN Conference on Climate Change.

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0112ca_lee_hay_1Widespread flooding across Manitoba wiped out the chance of a hay crop this year and is affecting forage supplies this winter.

According to Glenn Friesen, business development specialist – forages with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, it is estimated a million acres of farmland were flooded this spring and summer.

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