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 Brazilian Senate’s legislative institute, the ILB, is presenting a seminar this week on agribusiness and agriculture policy.
Italy has been granted emergency use authorisation for FMC’s cyantraniliprole insecticide for use on sucking pests.
The Paraguayan animal and plant health inspection service, the Senasa, has submitted its proposed changes to guidelines for submitting dossier studies for pesticide registration to a public consultation.
The November survey shows no change from the 1.7% rise estimated for this season’s Argentine soybean area compared with last year at 17.5 million ha.
The second official estimate for Brazil’s major summer and winter crop area confirms the shift towards soybeans but at a slightly lower rate from the first survey.
Bayer’s Crop Science division is to include data on its legacy company Monsanto's herbicide, glyphosate, next month to its “transparency platform”, providing public access to its agrochemical safety data.