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
Colombian farmers planted some 95,117 ha of genetically modified crops in 2017, Colombian agrochemical association AgroBio reports.
Monsanto intends to launch its second-generation version of its insect-resistant and glyphosate-tolerant Intacta RR 2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybeans, Intacta 2 Xtend, in Brazil in 2020.
A draft bill in the Brazilian Parliament contests last year’s phase-out resolution against the herbicide, paraquat.
The collection and recycling of empty pesticide containers in Brazil was flat in 2017.