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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.
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New Zealand to hold hearing on biocontrol application

The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is to hold a public hearing on an application to release the parasitoid wasp, Pauesia nigrovaria, as a biological control agent against the invasive giant willow aphid (Tuberolachnus salignus).

New Zealand Biologicals

BioConsortia moves biostimulant to registration phase

The US microbial products company, BioConsortia (Davis, California), has moved a biostimulant seed treatment to the registration phase. 

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US EPA to OK alphachloralose rodenticide

The US EPA has proposed the registration of Lodi Group's rodenticide, Black Pearl Paste (alphachloralose), for the control of house mice in homes and buildings.

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PHC sales down 11% in first half

The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC – Raleigh, North Carolina), recorded a 10.9% drop in revenues to $2.7 million in the first half of 2019.

Plant Health Care Financial Results

Canada OKs Bayer's Annihilator PolyZone

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has approved Bayer's Crop Science division's pyrethroid insecticide, Annihilator PolyZone (deltamethrin).

Bayer Crop Science Monsanto

Corteva/Micro MGx target microbial pesticides

Corteva Agriscience has entered into a collaboration with the US life sciences company, Micro MGx (formerly Microbial Pharmaceuticals - Chicago, Illinois), to develop novel microbial-based crop protection solutions. 

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