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Robert Birkett

Robert Birkett is a News Reporter writing for Agrow, Agribusiness Intelligence. He specializes in Latin American agrochemical and GM crop sector news.

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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All agricultural uses of the herbicide, atrazine, will end in Uruguay at the start of next month. 
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Colombian farmers planted some 95,117 ha of genetically modified crops in 2017, Colombian agrochemical association AgroBio reports.

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Brazil draft bill challenges phase-out decision on paraquat

A draft bill in the Brazilian Parliament contests last year’s phase-out resolution against the herbicide, paraquat.

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Brazil agchem container recycling flat in 2017

The collection and recycling of empty pesticide containers in Brazil was flat in 2017.

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