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
Double-digit sales declines in all regions except Europe contributed to an 11.8% fall in Nufarm’s crop protection sales to Aus$854.4 million (US$495.2 million at the current rate) in the six months to January 1st, which was the first half of its fiscal 2020.
Syngenta has launched its pydiflumetofen (trade-marked as Adepidyn)-based fungicidal seed treatment, Saltro Duo, in Australia.
US company Kemin Crop Technologies (Des Moines, Iowa) has agreed to distribute Canadian technology company Laboratoire M2’s (Sherbrooke, Quebec) thyme oil-based biopesticide, Thymox Control, in the US for use on specialty crops and in commercial greenhouses.
Corteva Agriscience has entered into a multi-year collaboration with Israeli plant biotechnology company Evogene’s agrochemical subsidiary, AgPlenus, to develop novel herbicides.
The US EPA has proposed the approval of three viral insecticides based on Australian biopesticide company AgBiTech’s Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus strain R3, which would be a new active ingredient in the US.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has proposed the approval of two personal insect repellents from Australian company Natural Wonders Australia based on new active ingredients.