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 use and approval of biological pesticides increased markedly in Brazil last year.
Italian agrochemical company Isagro has been granted the first registration of a formulated product based on its fungicide, fluindapyr.
Bayer has set sustainability measures and commitments from 2020.
Brazilian agrochemical company Ihara has appointed José Gonçalves do Amaral as its president.
Austria will not implement the sale and use ban on the herbicide, glyphosate, from January 1st, national media report. The European Commission has reportedly not been given the necessary notification about the measure to allow it to come into force, chancellor Brigitte Birlein has told the country’s Parliament.
Austria will not implement the sale and use ban on the herbicide, glyphosate, from January 1st.