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
ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta is to discontinue its Canadian cereal seed research and development programme from the end of this year.
Japanese company Mitsui & Co's US biopesticide subsidiary, Certis USA (Columbia, Maryland), has appointed Dr Jose Carvalho as regional representative for its business in Europe and the Middle East.
The US EPA has established a temporary tolerance for use of the insecticide, dinotefuran, on fuzzy kiwi fruit in the state of Alabama.
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the continued registration of all uses of the insecticide, pyriproxyfen, following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.
US biopesticide company Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California) is developing a bioherbicide that has demonstrated control of Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) approaching that of a post-emergence chemical herbicide, the company claims.
Japanese company Idemitsu Kosan's agrochemical subsidiary, SDS Biotech, recorded a 2.5% drop in sales to ¥4,837 million ($44.7 million at the current rate) in the three months to September 30th 2019, which was the second quarter of its fiscal 2020.