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 US-based, UK-listed bioproducts company, Plant Health Care (PHC – Raleigh, North Carolina), is applying to register via a "fast track" route for its lead Innatus 3G peptide compound, PHC279, as a seed treatment in Brazil for Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi).
The national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa, has called for the completion of data "of the optimised reading tool" in the pesticide register.
BASF launched its digital farming platform, Xarvio, in Argentina.
The Brazilian technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio’s, environment sub-committee has given the green light on a genetically modified sugar cane line.
The Spanish Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, NEIKER-Tecnalia, has installed ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta's Heliosec effluent management system at one of its experimental farm centres.
Rallis India recorded an 8.7% increase in sales to Rs 6,232.4 million ($89.5 million at the current rate) in its first quarter ended June 30th.