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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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Syngenta wins another US azoxystrobin patent case

A US court has awarded Syngenta damages over the infringement of a third patent for the strobilurin fungicide, azoxystrobin, by US generic agrochemical company Willowood (Roseburg, Oregon). 
Legal Syngenta

Australia OKs herbicide marker dye

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved SST Australia’s EnviroDye Red Liquid Marking Dye for non-crop use with certain herbicides to identify sprayed areas. 
Product Australia

Australia OKs Novozymes BioAg’s Actinovate

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has approved Novozymes BioAg’s biofungicide, Actinovate (Streptomyces lydicus strain WYEC108), for use as a foliar or soil drench or seed treatment in agriculture, horticulture, greenhouse, nursery and turf applications. 
Biologicals Australia

PHC sales up 8% in first half

The US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC – Raleigh, North Carolina), recorded a 7.5% increase in sales to $3.1 million in the first half of 2017. 
Financial Results Plant Health Care

Canada to OK ISK’s tolpyralate

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the registration of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha’s (ISK) herbicide, Tolypyralate 400SC (tolpyralate 400 g/litre), for use on maize, sweetcorn and popcorn.

Herbicides & PGRs Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha

Mitsubishi/Zen-Noh form agchem jv

The Japanese federation of agricultural co-operative associations, Zen-Noh, and Mitsubishi Corporation, have agreed to form a joint venture for the manufacturing, registration and distribution of agrochemicals. 
Deals Mitsubishi