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Robert Birkett

London
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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The Brazilian chemical industry has called on the government to create credit lines for the purchase of inputs such as pesticides for farmers.

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Bayer has settled a class action lawsuit contesting the marketing of legacy company Monsanto's glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide, the company has confirmed to Agrow.

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The US EPA has approved BASF's herbicide, Alite 27 (isoxaflutole), for use in select counties across seven states.

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Bayer Movento gets Italian use extensions

Italy has granted use extensions for Bayer insecticide Movento (spirotetramat).

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