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
Bayer's Crop Science division has suspended sales of its fungicidal seed treatment, Monceren (pencycuron), with immediate effect.
Industry association CropLife International has appointed Giulia Di Tommaso as its president and CEO.
Bayer is facing a surge in US lawsuits from plaintiffs seeking damages for exposure to legacy company Monsanto's glyphosate herbicide, over claims of a no warnings of a link of cancer to use of the product.
Brazil has issued a decree establishing the Brazilian commission for precision and digital agriculture, the CBAPD.
The Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting - ABIM 2019 takes place at the Congress Center Basel in Switzerland on October 21st-23rd.
A Brazilian soybean growers' association is warning farmers of concerns of drift from use of dicamba herbicide.