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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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New acephate sales procedures in Brazil

Growers and agrochemical suppliers in Brazil have to follow new procedures for the commercialisation of acephate insecticide.
Brazil Insecticides

Argentine govt endorses start-up's non-GMO HT soy

Argentine start-up company Bioheuris (Rosario) has received an official endorsement to develop a herbicide-tolerant soybean line through gene editing technology.


Bayer/Bosch to develop herbicide spray sensor technology

Bayer’s Crop Science division and German technology provider Bosch are to collaborate on the development of crop protection spray technology.

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Adama gets Brazil use extension on insecticide

Adama Agricultural Solutions has been granted a use extension in Brazil for its insecticide, Voraz (methomyl + novaluron).

Brazil Insecticides

Bayer/IMBB launch insect control research programme

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.

Deals R&D

Brazil cuts import duty on herbicide intermediate

The Brazilian foreign trade chamber, the Camex, has temporarily cut import taxes on the herbicide intermediate, monoisopropylamine.
Brazil Herbicides & PGRs