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
Corteva Agriscience has opened offices in Zambia.
Israeli plant biotechnology company Evogene (Rehovot) is reorienting a maize disease resistance collaboration it has with Bayer's Crop Science division towards the identification of genome editing targets to counter maize diseases.
A US judge has slashed the punitive damages awarded to a California plaintiff against Bayer legacy company Monsanto for failing to warn him of the potential cancer risk from its Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide.
ChemChina subsidiary Adama anticipates a fall in reported sales in the first half of 2019 compared with the same period last year.
Syngenta has appointed Ignacio Beltramino as its seed business unit director for Latam South Syngenta.
The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture has drafted regulations to control the use of drones for the aerial application of pesticides.