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
Brazil has issued a decree establishing the Brazilian commission for precision and digital agriculture, the CBAPD.
The Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting - ABIM 2019 takes place at the Congress Center Basel in Switzerland on October 21st-23rd.
A Brazilian soybean growers' association is warning farmers of concerns of drift from use of dicamba herbicide.
Brazilian agrochemical company Ihara (Sorocaba) is launching its insecticide, Movidos a Dino (Mitsui Chemicals Agro's dinotefuran).
ChemChina subsidiary Adama anticipates a high single-digit rise in reported sales in the third quarter of 2019 compared with the same period last year.
The planting of major summer and winter crops is shifting slightly towards soybeans this year in Brazil and the combined area is to total some 63.9 million ha.