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 Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has proposed the approval of Belgian company Belchim Crop Protection’s bioherbicide, Beloukha (pelargonic acid).
Nufarm recorded lower earnings in all regions during the first quarter of fiscal 2020 (ending July 31st), the company’s managing director and CEO, Greg Hunt, told shareholders at Nufarm’s annual general meeting this week.
German packaging company Schütz’s Australian subsidiary, Schütz Australia, has officially opened a facility in Yatala, Queensland.
The Australian company, Nexgen Plants, has signed a research and licensing agreement with the University of Western Australia to develop innovative herbicides.
French genomics company Cellectis’ US plant science subsidiary, Calyxt (Minneapolis, Minnesota), has appointed Vince Restucci to the newly created role of vice-president of agronomy services.
US industry association CropLife America’s non-crop sector association, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment), has appointed Megan Provost as president from December 16th.