Frequently referred to as “The Plant Whisperer”, Armando has spent many years consulting with large greenhouses throughout the US, specializing in crop optimization and high tech irrigation for large greenhouses customers. Armando has earned a BS in Farm Management and Agricultural Engineering. Initially, he focused on research at the University of Arizona with variety trials in the greenhouse for tomatoes and bell peppers. He was also a successful hydroponics lettuce grower but his passion for helping solve challenges in agriculture soon brought him to Grodan. He continues to be committed to using optimal irrigation strategies to realize optimal crop production. Currently, Armando focuses on crop substrate and irrigation systems in the controlled environment agriculture of greenhouses and growing chambers. He is actively involved in helping his clients design and optimizes their facilities to grow the highest quality crops.