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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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Valent debuts Aveo EZ bionematicide in US

Sumitomo Chemical subsidiary Valent USA (Walnut Creek, California) has launched the bionematicidal seed treatment, Aveo EZ (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain PTA-4838), for use on soybeans in the US.

Biologicals Seed treatments

Nufarm to acquire FMC cereal herbicides in Europe

Nufarm has agreed to acquire certain cereal herbicides from FMC for $85 million plus inventory valued at some $5 million.
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Canada to OK ISK's fluazinam for turf

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha subsidiary ISK Biosciences’ fungicide, Secure (fluazinam), for use on turf.

Canada Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha

Australia/NZ to OK Bayer's GM cotton

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has proposed the approval of food derived from Bayer Crop Science’s genetically modified herbicide-tolerant GHB811 cotton.

Australia New Zealand

US EPA approves mosquito biopesticide

The US EPA has approved US company MosquitoMate’s (Lexington, Kentucky) mosquito biocontrol product, ZAP Males (Wolbachia pipientis ZAP strain). 
Biologicals United States

Nissan’s agchem sales up 21% in Q2

Nissan Chemical’s consolidated agrochemical sales (including some veterinary products) rose by 21.3% to ¥11,546 million ($102.9 million at the current rate) in the three months to September 30th 2017.
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