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Champion announces EPA approval, availability of larvicide

Champion USA LLC announced EPA approval for JustiFLY 3% (diflubenzuron) Feedthrough Larvicide and for DFBZ Technical Diflubenzuron.

Champion USA LLC announced the Environmental Protection Agency approval for its new JustiFLY 3% (diflubenzuron) Feedthrough Larvicide and for DFBZ Technical Diflubenzuron.

According to the announcement, JustiFLY 3% Feedthrough is cleared for use in pasture and confinement animals including non-lactating dairy cows and veal calves. The larvicide is available in a new 3% active formulation for easy handling and mixing for larvicide fly control programs.

"We are excited to finally be able to bring a competitive DFBZ-based larvicide to U.S. cattle producers and dairymen," Champion president Flavio Rocha said. "We have been manufacturing and selling the 3% larvicide throughout Brazil and the world for nearly two decades. Since we will be sourcing our own DFBZ and packaging and distributing from the U.S., we are in a better position to bring the product formulations to beef, feedlot and dairy producers at a significantly reduced price ..."

According to Rocha, JustiFLY contains the same active ingredient as Clarifly and has the same mode of action. "This product also has been approved for use in both pasture cattle and confinement animals," Rocha added. "We have been using this compound for more than 20 years and have not had a reported case of fly resistance. This is a highly efficacious product — especially against production-hampering horn flies and face flies. With the beef and dairy industry's commitment to the safe handling of livestock and economic popularity of feedthrough larvicides, we are excited to bring this product to the U.S. marketplace."

According to Dr. Steve McKinley, technical manager for AgLand Consulting who is working with Champion to introduce, position and sell their product line, "We are trying to keep distribution simple and will be offering our 3% feedthrough product in 25-lb. bags and bulk containers."

For more information on new JustiFLYÒ Feedthrough Larvicide, log on to www.chpah.com or call 1-954-573-8090 for a Champion distributor near you.

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