Originally from Portugal, I arrived in the UK in 1993. Since then, apart from a bit of travelling to give me the chance to know the country, I spent my time working in a range of farming roles which includes 2 years in vegetable production at Barfoots Of Botley, involving irrigation and crop health.
I then moved onto Clock House Farm Ltd where I spent 22 years carrying out a large variety of jobs involving fruit production and management. Starting in soft fruit production for 8 years, before moving into top and stone fruit management for another 14 years.
I joined FAST in February 2019, as a Fruit Advisor and my specialities are on crop protection, fertigation, tree and crop management in both top and stone fruit. I am Basis and FACTS qualified.