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
BASF is introducing new features in 2020 for its digital farming product Xarvio.
Israeli seed breeding start-up business Equinom has closed its Series B round of $10 million of funding.
Syngenta has debuted its combination fungicide, Oliva Top (azoxystrobin + difenoconazole), in Spain.
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.