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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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US pest control revenues up 5% again

Revenues generated by the US professional pest control industry grew by 5.2% to $8,597 million in 2017.

United States

US specialty pesticide sales to approach $1 bn in 2018

Sales of pesticides for use on turf and ornamentals in the US are expected to approach $1,000 million this year.

United States

Canada updates agchem review plan

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) plans to have initiated some 145 pesticide re-evaluations between April 1st 2018 and March 31st 2023, according to the Agency’s latest five-year work plan.
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US approval for DowDuPont's OpenSky

DowDuPont has received US approval for a wheat herbicide based on established active ingredients.
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MBI to make share offering

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI - Davis, California), is proposing a public offering of common stock.
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Another Syngenta herbicide OK'd for dicamba tank mixes

Syngenta has received US EPA clearance for the use of its herbicide, Fusilade DX (fluazifop-P-butyl), in tank mixes with the dicamba-based herbicides, Monsanto’s XtendiMax and BASF’s Engenia.
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