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Andy Beer

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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 to end cereal seed research in Canada

ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta is to discontinue its Canadian cereal seed research and development programme from the end of this year.

Syngenta Operations

Certis USA

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. 

People Certis USA

Temporary US tolerance for dinotefuran in Alabama

The US EPA has established a temporary tolerance for use of the insecticide, dinotefuran, on fuzzy kiwi fruit in the state of Alabama. 

United States EPA

Canada to OK continued use of pyriproxyfen

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. 

Canada PMRA

MBI advances novel bioherbicide

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. 

Marrone Bio Innovations Biologicals

SDS Biotech sales down 3% in Q2

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. 

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