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PHILIP A. BANKS-Ph.D., President

Certified Professional Weed Scientist (CPWS)



B.S.††††† Agronomy††††††† †††††††††††† †††††††††††† 1974 Oklahoma State University

M.S.††††† Agronomy (Weed Science)†††† 1976 Oklahoma State University

Ph.D.††† Agronomy (Weed Science)†††† 1978 Texas A&M University





Book Chapters: 3††††††††††††††††††† Journal Articles: 52

Abstracts: 115†††††††††††††††††††††††† Experiment Station Publications: 9

Other Publications: 20†††††††††† Educational Video Programs: 4



EMPLOYMENT:† Beginning with the oldest position:


Summer Field Investigator Elanco Products Division of Eli Lilly June-Aug. 1973

Graduate Research Assistant (Weed Science) Agronomy† Oklahoma State University 1974-1976

Graduate Teaching Assistant Soil & Crop Science Department Texas A&M University† Aug.-Dec. 1976

Instructor (half-time) Soil & Crop Science Department Texas A&M University† 1977-1978

Assistant Professor Agronomy Department University of Georgia† 1979 -June 1984

Associate Professor Agronomy Department University of Georgia† July 1984 - June 1989

Professor Agronomy Department University of Georgia† July 1989 - April 1990

Field Research Director IR-4 Research Center Extension Plant Science Dept. New Mexico State Univ.† Aug. 2000 - 2003

President MARATHON-Agricultural and Environmental Consulting, Inc.† April 1990 - present

Adjunct Professor of Weed Science EPPWS Deptartment New Mexico State University Sept. 1998 - present



 American Society of Agronomy

 Weed Science Society of America (Associate Editor-Weed Technology), Board of Directors, 1997-2001.

 Southern Weed Science Society-President, 1994-1995

 Western Society for Weed Science (President, 2005-2006, Board of Directors, 2001-2002)

 Council for Agricultural Science and Technology-Board of Dir.-1990-1996

 National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants



1980†††††††† Outstanding Research Award for a New Member: Sigma Xi - Texas A&M University

1981, 1983, and 1988† Recognized by Agric. Expt. Station of the Univ. of Georgia as one of the top ten grant recipients

1986†††††††† Outstanding Young Weed Scientist: Southern Weed Science Society

1986†††††††† Teacher of the Year: Agronomy Club - University of Georgia

1987†††††††† Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching: Agricultural Alumni Association of Georgia

1988†††††††† Outstanding Young Scientist: Weed Science Society of America†††††

1998†††††††† Distinguished Service Award: Southern Weed Science Society

2004†††††††† Fellow Award: Western Society of Weed Science

2004†††††††† Outstanding Industry Award: Weed Science Society of America


Graduate Students Directed - 13 M.S, 8 Ph.D., and 5 Master of Plant Pest Protection

Invited Lecturer - Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.†