Agrow is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


Andy Beer

Andy Beer is the Deputy Editor at Agrow. His specialisms are in business and product developments (agrochemicals and GM crops) in North America, Australasia and Japan.

Andy briefly served as UK Editor in 1995 and spent a year as North American Editor 1997/98. He has spent much of his career specialising in US legal and regulatory issues. His main focus now is on business and product news.

Andy compiles the annual top 20 ranking of agrochemical companies and monthly round-ups of M&A activity and new active ingredient approvals/launches.

He has a BSc in agricultural botany.
Set Alert for Articles By Andy Beer

Latest From Andy Beer

InterGrain debuts imidazolinone-tolerant hay oats

The Australian cereal seed company, InterGrain (Bibra Lake, Western Australia), has introduced the world's first imidazolinone herbicide-tolerant hay oat variety.

Australia Herbicide Tolerance

Canadian scientists to launch bee health initiative

Canadian researchers are to launch a Can$10 million (US$7.5 million) programme on October 1st aimed at assessing the health of bee colonies.


AgGateway annual conference

The annual conference of the US non-profit e-commerce business consortium, AgGateway, will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 4th-6th 2019. 


Australian industry rejects APVMA board

The Australian industry association, CropLife Australia, has objected to a government proposal to establish a governing board for the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) that would be funded by industry fees and levies. 

Australia APVMA

US residue compliance at 96% in 2017

Some 96.2% of domestic food samples tested by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in fiscal 2017 (ended September 30th) complied with pesticide tolerances, according to a report issued this month. 

United States FDA

Canada OKs moss herbicides

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has confirmed the continued registration of herbicide products containing ferrous sulfate following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient. 

Herbicides & PGRs Canada
See All