Once this task was finished, I went to an important farm management company to carry out irrigation projects and then transformation, always of intensive fruit crops, in the provinces of Seville, Cadiz and Malaga. In this same company I had the opportunity to travel to California first time to learn irrigation techniques at UC Davis. And also from this same company I contacted an important, and at that time incipient, laboratory specialized in fertirrigación of woody crops and the provision of other services to the agri-food and environmental chain.
Soon I was working as technical director of the agronomic department of this laboratory, giving advice on irrigation, nutrition and fertilization of intensive crops around the world. Apart from working with fantastic professionals to whom I owe a lot, I had the opportunity to visit the main fruit regions of Spain (Aragón, Cataluña, Valencia, Murcia, Badajoz, ..) and Portugal (Algarve, Alentejo and Ribatejo), as well as Morocco and Egypt, and Chile. And a special mention deserves this great country, Chile, with a very potent fruit and agronomy, and a great exporting vocation, where I have been, in different periods, during almost 5 years very involved in the production mainly of table grapes, citrus fruits, avocado and stone fruit, with very important exporting companies.
It was there where I met the figure of the agronomic adviser-consultant and where I decided that this was what I wanted to do; and I thought that this could have a place in the agronomy of the Guadalquivir Valley in Western Andalusia.
I started advising in January of 2006, and, until now, I have not had to regret a minute. Today we have the confidence of some of the most important producers of the Guadalquivir Valley. We have had occasion to travel with some frequency to California and Florida, to Morocco for more than 12 years, to Egypt for 4 years, to France, throughout Spain and Portugal and again Chile, Peru and Israel. Each trip is like a complete Master in fruit growing, where we can learn from the agronomy there and reflect and see from the outside what we do here, which is extremely enriching.
And in that we are …