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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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Canada to OK BioSafe’s OxiDate 2.0

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of US company BioSafe Systems’ (East Hartford, Connecticut) fungicide/bactericide, OxiDate 2.0 (hydrogen peroxide + peroxyacetic acid). 
Canada PMRA

US EPA to hold spray drift webinar

The US EPA is to hold a webinar on strategies for managing pesticide spray drift. It is aimed at growers, pesticide applicators and other interested stakeholders who work with pesticides and pesticide application equipment. 
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Brandt opens new formulations lab

The US agrochemical company, Brandt (Springfield, Illinois), has opened an expanded formulations laboratory at its Pleasant Plains, Illinois production facility. 

MBI switches EU biopesticide application due to Brexit

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI- Davis, California), has transferred its EU application for approval of the biofungicide, Sakalia (Reynoutria sachalinensis extract), from the UK to the Netherlands in response to the UK’s pending withdrawal from the EU. 
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Australia to audit agchem levy programme

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is to carry out an audit of industry levy payments received for sales of agrochemicals and veterinary medicines. 
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Monsanto seeks Canadian OK for MON88702 cotton

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada have notified receipt of an application from Monsanto for approval of its genetically modified insect-resistant MON88702 cotton. 
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