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
Early estimates point to significant growth in last year's Latin American crop protection market.
Syngenta has "relaunched" the NK seed brand in Latin America.
Italy has granted registration for Syngenta's insecticide, Mainspring (cyantraniliprole).
ChemChina subsidiary Adama anticipates strong fourth-quarter sales and earnings but with higher financial expenses leading to reduced net income.
The Argentine authorities have issued a third pest alert for the chemical and biological control of European grapevine moths (Lobesia botrana).
Italy has granted a use extension for Bayer Crop Science division's insecticide, Sivanto Prime (flupyradifurone 200 g/litre).