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.
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Latest From Andy Beer
Corteva Agriscience seed business Pioneer is expanding the availability of its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist E3 (DAS44406) soybeans for the 2020 season.
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of the plant growth regulator, uniconazole-P, following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of US company BetaTec Hop Products' (Yakima, Washington) acaricide, HopGuard II (potassium salts of hop beta acids), for the control of varroa mites in honeybee hives.
The US EPA has proposed the approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's biopesticide plant growth regulator, LCO (lipochitooligosaccharide) MOR116.
The US EPA has proposed the approval of Canadian company Bee Vectoring Technologies' (BVT – Mississauga, Ontario) bee vectored biofungicide, Vectorite with CR-7 (Clonostachys rosea strain CR-7).
New active ingredients registered or launched in 2019, with links to the original articles.