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Andy Beer

Andy Beer is the Deputy Editor at Agrow. His specialisms are in business and product developments (agrochemicals and GM crops) in North America, Australasia and Japan.

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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Amvac ahead at Q3 but behind forecast

US agrochemical company American Vanguard (Los Angeles, California) expects its third-quarter revenues to have risen by about 10% to $123 million. 

American Vanguard Financial Results

Hummingbird Technologies completes funding round

The UK agricultural technology company, Hummingbird Technologies (London), has completed an investment round led by BASF Ventures and the Canadian company, Telus Ventures. 


US FDA clears low gossypol cotton

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. 

United States FDA

New Zealand to hold hearing on biocontrol application

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).

New Zealand Biologicals

BioConsortia moves biostimulant to registration phase

The US microbial products company, BioConsortia (Davis, California), has moved a biostimulant seed treatment to the registration phase. 

Biologicals Seed treatments

US EPA to OK alphachloralose rodenticide

The US EPA has proposed the registration of Lodi Group's rodenticide, Black Pearl Paste (alphachloralose), for the control of house mice in homes and buildings.

EPA Product Approvals
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