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
Nigeria is to launch a national pesticide policy to address residues impacting produce exports.
Argentine seed and agrochemical supplier Bioceres group has launched its long-promised initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
Argentina has approved DowDuPont’s stacked herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant genetically modified maize.
The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has opened the public consultation on its recommendation to maintain the approval of the herbicide, glyphosate, with new use restrictions.
Nufarm has launched its systemic fungicide, Tamiz (azoxystrobin + tebuconazole), in Brazil.
Nufarm has recently debuted two pasture herbicides in Brazil.