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Science and regulation clash at BCPC Congress

As pressure for greater crop yields increases, the tussle between industry and its regulators intensifies. Dr Philip Sellars reports from the recent BCPC congress on European Regulatory Affairs

Product Policy & Regulation

Resistance is futile

Academia and industry are striving to determine pesticide resistance mechanisms and combat the spread of resistance. Philip Sellars reports from a recent symposium at which some of the latest findings were presented.

Rotam finds growth in post-patent ais

Rotam CropSciences chief excutive officer James Bristow talks to Philip Sellars about the company’s growth plans in the post-patent active ingredient market


Chinese agrochemical company Rotam (Hong Kong) has undergone a management restructure. Chief executive officer James Bristow’s role has been expanded to international CEO, taking on responsibility for the Chinese region from the retiring C Y Lo. With a background in biochemistry and environmental science, Mr Bristow has worked for Rotam since 1992. Annie Yang has been promoted to the position of senior vice-president, global human resources. She was previously vice-president. The company’s senior vice-president, technical development, Dr Yifan Wu, has also become general manager of the company’s Chinese R&D facility. Dr Wu has 15 years’ experience in global regulatory affairs, R&D and manufacturing. Vice-president James Liu now heads the China region, having previously held the role of commercial head of the region.

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