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
Argentine start-up company Bioheuris (Rosario) has received an official endorsement to develop a herbicide-tolerant soybean line through gene editing technology.
Bayer’s Crop Science division and German technology provider Bosch are to collaborate on the development of crop protection spray technology.
Adama Agricultural Solutions has been granted a use extension in Brazil for its insecticide, Voraz (methomyl + novaluron).
Bayer’s Crop Science division has started a five-year research collaboration with the Greek Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) to discover insect control solutions.