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ASABE AE50 award goes to GEA Farm Technologies for SYNC2 piston pump
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recently announced that GEA Farm Technologies Canada Inc./Division GEA Houle has won a AE50 award.

GEA Farm Technologies developed the SYNC2 Modular Piston Pump, deemed one of the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries.

The SYNC2 will be featured in a special AE50 issue of ASABE’s magazine, Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World.

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Schaefer Ventilation Equipment has acquired from Americ Corporation, an industrial fan manufacturer, the Americ brand, product designs, customer lists and other assets. 

Schaefer Ventilation designs, manufactures and markets fans and other ventilation equipment to agricultural, industrial, commercial and rental customers in the U.S. and abroad.

It is merging the Americ fan business, which includes a leading line of confined space ventilation fans and accessories, with its own ventilation business.

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041912_delavalDeLaval has received orders from the dairy programs at two higher education institutions for the supply of its innovative milking solutions.

Canada’s University of Saskatchewan and New York’s Alfred State College have each opted for one DeLaval VMS (Voluntary Milking System) and numerous herd management solutions.

The move further signifies university officials’ confidence in DeLaval – especially as technology plays a greater role in the development of the dairy industry.

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In March, at a dealer meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, Ag-Bag introduced the MX1012 commercial silage bagger. Each attendee had the opportunity to climb aboard the machine and speak with the design and marketing team about the MX1012’s features.

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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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