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
DowDuPont's agriculture business, Corteva Agriscience, is expected to record first-quarter sales of some $3,400 million, down 11% on the same period last year.
The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Malaysian company Emery Oleochemicals' (Selangor) fatty acid ammonium salt-based herbicides, Emerion W 36 SL and Axxe Broad Spectrum Herbicide.
Syngenta has received US approval for the herbicide, Tavium Plus VaporGrip Technology (dicamba + S-metolachlor).
US agricultural co-operative Growmark's east coast retail operation, Growmark FS, has acquired the agricultural retailer, Miller Spraying (Lowville, New York).
The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved the field testing of genetically modified wheat by the University of Melbourne.
Chinese researchers have used genome editing to produce non-genetically modified wheat with tolerance to sulfonylurea, imidazolinone and aryloxyphenoxy propionate-type herbicides.