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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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After months of preparation, Shur-Gain Strykersville in New York has received Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification, becoming a leader in the industry with their pledge of excellence to customers and the community.  

With growing awareness of the impact the feed industry has on food safety, Shur-Gain Strykersville began implementing a HACCP program that maximizes feed safety. 

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Recent research published in BMC Research Notes (Baines et. al. 2011, 4:110) studied the effects of Celmanax Liquid on etiologic agents of Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome (HBS) in dairy cattle.

This disease is also known as Jejunal Hemorrhagic Syndrome (JHS), acute hemorrhagic enteritis of the small intestine and bloody gut. It is characterized by large blood clots in the intestine that result in severe enlargement of the bowel, eventual blockage and sudden death.

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Increased demand on animal performance and productivity inevitably brings new challenges and risks to modern animal production.

Toxic contaminants produced by molds, known as mycotoxins, are a challenge for producers and a risk to their livestock. Based on the increasing amounts of research, it is becoming clear that mycotoxins represent an unavoidable risk.

With that in mind, Alltech developed a new global project to help control mycotoxins through a combination of mycotoxin management programs and technologies.

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Ken Leslie, Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph was the recipient of the first-ever National Mastitis Council (NMC) Award of Excellence for Mastitis Prevention and Control.

The award was sponsored by Prevention Works from Boehringer Ingleheim Vetmedica, Inc., and will be awarded annually to an active NMC member for sustained contribution to mastitis prevention and control through research, extension or education, clinical practice or service to producers.

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