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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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Crystal reportedly acquiring brands from Syngenta

The Indian company, Crystal Crop Protection (Delhi), is reportedly close to acquiring three pesticide brands from ChemChina-owned Syngenta.


Syngenta M&A

Californian approval for Syngenta's Divanem

Syngenta has received approval for the nematicide, Divanem (abamectin), in the US state of California for use on golf course greens, tees and fairways. 

United States Syngenta

Canada outlines repellent review

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has issued a re-evaluation project plan for the insect repellent, p-menthane-3,8-diol. 

Canada PMRA

Australia approves Monsanto/Bayer GM canola tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved a request from Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) to conduct field tests of genetically modified dicamba herbicide-tolerant canola.

Australia OGTR

Cibus seeks US IPO

The US technology company, Cibus (San Diego, California), has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission related to a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of shares of Cibus common stock. 


TechAccel/AgroSpheres form biopesticide pact

The US agricultural technology development investment company, TechAccel (Kansas City, Missouri), has entered into a biopesticide research collaboration with US agricultural biotechnology company AgroSpheres (Charlottesville, Virginia). 

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