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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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Precision BioSciences renames ag business

The US biotechnology company, Precision BioSciences (Durham, North Carolina), has adopted a new name for its food and agriculture business.


USDA to OK Bayer's GHB811 cotton

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has proposed the deregulation of Bayer's Crop Science division's genetically modified isoxaflutole- and glyphosate herbicide-tolerant GHB811 cotton.

Bayer Crop Science USDA

US OK for Nufarm's Sure Power herbicide

Nufarm’s US business, Nufarm Americas, has received EPA approval for the turf and landscape herbicide, Sure Power (flumioxazin + fluroxypyr + triclopyr + 2,4-D).

Nufarm Product Approvals

Platform in talks to sell agchem business

Platform Specialty Products and UK-based Wilmcote Holdings have confirmed that they have held discussions over the possible sale of Platform’s agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience.
M&A Arysta LifeScience

Certis USA/OmniLytics join forces against bacterial diseases

Japanese company Mitsui & Co’s US biopesticide subsidiary, Certis USA (Columbia, Maryland), has entered into an exclusive sales and marketing agreement with US company OmniLytics (Sandy, Utah) for the latter’s bacteriophage-based AgriPhage product line.
Deals Certis USA

BASF debuts Provisia rice system in US

BASF has made a limited introduction of its non-genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Provisia rice system in the US.
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