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
FMC has launched its fungicide, Lucento (flutriafol + Bayer's bixafen), in the US. The suspension concentrate formulation has been granted EPA approval for use on maize, soybeans, peanuts, wheat and sugarbeets for the 2019 season.
Portuguese ag company Sapec Agro Business’ nutrients supplier Tradecorp has acquired Brazilian biologicals business, Microquimica.
Brazil has appointed Eduardo Fortunato Bim as president of the environmental agency, the Ibama.
US biotechnology company Yofumo Technologies (Denver, Colorado) and the Spanish company, Agrointec (Almeria), are to co-develop “natural seed cleaning and packing processes” in Almeria, Spain.
The Brazilian national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has confirmed its approval of DowDuPont agriculture business Corteva Agriscience’s insecticide, sulfoxaflor (trade-marked as Isoclast), as a new active ingredient.
ChemChina subsidiary Adama is launching a mobile demonstration project, Adama Field, in Brazil.