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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 ban most clothianidin and thiamethoxam use

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the phase-out of most uses of the neonicotinoid insecticides, clothianidin and thiamethoxam, following special reviews of the active ingredients.
Canada Insecticides

Canada OKs soybean oil insecticides

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency has allowed the continued registration of insecticides and insect repellents based on soybean oil following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.
PMRA Canada

MBI sales down 11% in Q2

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California), recorded an 11.2% decline in revenues to $5.8 million in the second quarter of 2018.
Financial Results Marrone Bio Innovations

AgBiome/Sipcam form US partnership

The US agricultural biotechnology company, AgBiome Innovations (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), and Sipcam-Oxon’s US business, Sipcam Agro USA (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), have entered into a joint development project.
Deals Sipcam Oxon

CSIRO/IRRI collaborate on rice research

The Australian government research organisation, the CSIRO, and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have entered into a four-year collaboration on transgenic research for functional diversity in rice.
R&D Deals

US approval for Syngenta’s Vibrance Trio

Syngenta has received US approval for the fungicidal seed treatment, Vibrance Trio (sedaxane + fludioxonil + metalaxyl-M), for use on soybeans. 
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