His publication covers the crop protection industry including pesticides and GM crops. Robert’s major focus is Brazil and Argentina, market movements and regulation changes, and getting first-hand opinions and news from sources in those countries. As well as news, he writes features and conducts interviews.
Robert joined Informa in 2006. Before that he worked as a news reporter on an investment newswire covering UK equities, on a health news publication covering health in the workplace and pharma research, and as staff writer for a US publication in Madrid.
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Latest From Robert Birkett
ChemChina subsidiary Adama recorded a 5.4% fall in crop protection revenues to $905 million in the second quarter of 2019.
Corteva Agriscience has opened its first seed treatment technology centre in Latin America in Formosa, Brazil.
The Argentine plant and animal health inspection service, the Senasa, has extended the plant health emergency for South American locusts (Schistocerca cancellata) until August 31st 2021.
The US agricultural technology company, Yield10 Bioscience (Woburn, Massachusetts), has expanded its non-exclusive research licence with Bayer's Crop Science division for soybean crop research to include a discovery related to its C3004 yield trait gene.
The Argentine Ministry of Agroproduction has granted three sets of genetically modified maize approvals.
The combined use of agrochemicals and fertiliser rose by 29.1% in Argentina in the first half of 2019.