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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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Australia approves GM wheat tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved the field testing of genetically modified wheat by the University of Melbourne. 

Australia OGTR

Chinese scientists develop non-GM herbicide-tolerant wheat

Chinese researchers have used genome editing to produce non-genetically modified wheat with tolerance to sulfonylurea, imidazolinone and aryloxyphenoxy propionate-type herbicides. 

China Research

MBI/TerraLink in Canadian distribution deal

The US biopesticide company, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI – Davis, California), has appointed Canadian crop inputs supplier TerraLink (Abbotsford, British Columbia) to distribute its biofungicide, Regalia Maxx (Reynoutria sachalinensis extract), in western Canada. 

Deals Marrone Bio Innovations

US EPA posts BASF's Tirexor application

The US EPA has notified receipt of an application from BASF to register the herbicide, trifludimoxazin (trade-marked as Tirexor), as a new active ingredient. 

Herbicides & PGRs United States

Syngenta debuts Miravis Ace in US

Syngenta has introduced the fungicide, Miravis Ace (pydiflumetofen – trade-marked as Adepidyn + propiconazole), in the US for the control of Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum) on wheat. 

Fungicides United States

Silvar gains Canadian OK for soybean inoculant

Swiss biologicals company Andermatt Biocontrol's Canadian subsidiary, Silvar Technologies (Fredericton, New Brunswick), has received Canadian approval for the biostimulant, Rootwin Plus-S, for use on soybeans. 

Biologicals Canada
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