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