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
US agrochemical company American Vanguard (Los Angeles, California) expects its third-quarter revenues to have risen by about 10% to $123 million.
The UK agricultural technology company, Hummingbird Technologies (London), has completed an investment round led by BASF Ventures and the Canadian company, Telus Ventures.
The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared US Texas A&M University's genetically modified cotton with ultra-low levels of the toxin, gossypol, in its seed for food and feed use.
The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is to hold a public hearing on an application to release the parasitoid wasp, Pauesia nigrovaria, as a biological control agent against the invasive giant willow aphid (Tuberolachnus salignus).
The US microbial products company, BioConsortia (Davis, California), has moved a biostimulant seed treatment to the registration phase.