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
The Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture has banned the import and registration of new insecticides based on the insecticide, methamidophos.
Syngenta's venture capital business, Syngenta Ventures, and an Israel-based biologicals company, WeedOut, have closed a Series A funding round for the Israeli business.
Bayer's Crop Science division has unveiled its "new" biological crop protection products in Spain.
Agrochemical suppliers in Brazil will have to adopt significant changes in the labelling of their products by July to accommodate new regulations.
The Brazilian government has changed the leaders of the agrochemical competent authorities, media report. At the start of this month,
Indian company Insecticides India recorded a 21.8% rise in revenues to Rs 2,629 million ($36.7 million at the current rate) in its third quarter ended December 31st 2019.