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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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Brazilian biologicals market grew 77% in 2018

The Brazilian biologicals crop protection market grew by 77% last year to R$464.5 million ($123 million at the current rate) among associates of the Brazilian biological control enterprises association, the ABCBio, the Ministry of Agriculture reports.

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Brazil Ag Ministry to rule on dicamba-tolerant technologies within 30 days

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture is to decide within 30 days whether to authorise use of genetically modified dicamba herbicide-resistant crops, according to national media reports.

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FMC/Servagronis agree Portuguese distribution deal

FMC has agreed a deal with Portuguese company Servagronis (Lisbon) for the latter to distribute its products in the country.

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The Paraguayan animal and plant health inspection service, the Senave, is seeking to implement amended rules governing the use of agrochemicals and establishing new maximum residue limits (MRLs).

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Agco/Solinftec deal on digital ag solutions

Brazilian agricultural equipment manufacturer Agco and digital farming supplier Solinftec have agreed a commercial technology partnership.

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Adama agchems up 20% in fourth quarter

ChemChina subsidiary Adama has posted a 20.3% rise in agrochemical sales to $900 million for the fourth quarter of 2018.

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