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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Latest From Andy Beer
The Australian cereal seed company, InterGrain (Bibra Lake, Western Australia), has introduced the world's first imidazolinone herbicide-tolerant hay oat variety.
Canadian researchers are to launch a Can$10 million (US$7.5 million) programme on October 1st aimed at assessing the health of bee colonies.
The annual conference of the US non-profit e-commerce business consortium, AgGateway, will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 4th-6th 2019.
The Australian industry association, CropLife Australia, has objected to a government proposal to establish a governing board for the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) that would be funded by industry fees and levies.
Some 96.2% of domestic food samples tested by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in fiscal 2017 (ended September 30th) complied with pesticide tolerances, according to a report issued this month.
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has confirmed the continued registration of herbicide products containing ferrous sulfate following a re-evaluation of the active ingredient.