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 first reported detection of Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi) incidence in Brazil has come some ten days later this year.
Dutch bioproducts company Koppert's Brazilian subsidiary, Koppert do Brasil Sistemas Biológicos’, biofungicide, Trichodermil SC 1306 (Trichoderma harzianum), has been approved as a nematicide.
The adoption of genetically modified maize in Bolivia would likely result in a doubling of production by 2025.