Alex has been working at Fargro since April 2020 as an IPM specialist. Originally from an agricultural background growing up on a farm he proceeded to study for a degree in Agricultural management at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. Following this, he worked abroad on arable farms in Australia, with a keen interest in the interaction of biologicals within growing environments from keeping honeybees at home and working with commercial beekeepers in Tasmania. Alex applied to Royal Holloway, University of London to study a Research Masters in Biological Sciences with his research focusing on the effects of neonicotinoids and parasites on bumblebees.
Working on site with growers and in the Technical department at Fargro, Alex now consults growers on how to establish effective IPM environments, offering technical advice and solutions for crop protection and monitoring.