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environmental and agricultural consultant

Philip Alan Banks, American environmental and agricultural consultant.


Banks, Philip Alan was born on January 12, 1952 in Sentinel, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Jess and Melba Louise (Lankford) Banks.


Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1974. Master of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1978.


Instructor soil and crop science department Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1977-1978. Assistant professor department agronomy University Georgia, Athens, 1979-1984, associate professor, 1984-1989, professor, 1989-1990. President Marathon Agricultural and Environmental Consultant, Inc., Las Cruces, New Mexico, since 1990.

Consultant Dupont, Wilmington, Delaware, since 1994, Sandoz, Des Plaines, Illinois, since 1992, Ciba-Geigy, Greensboro, North Carolina, since 1990, American Cyanamid, Princeton, New Jersey, since 1990, Landec Laboratories Inc., Menlo Park, California, 1990-1993. Visiting lecturer Partners of Americas, Pernambudo, Brazil, 1987.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to professional publications.


Vice-president Oconee County Little League, Watkinsville, Georgia, 1985. Member Council Agricultural Science and Technology (board directors 1990-1992, 94-95), Southern Weed Science Society (board directors, vice president 1992, president-elect 1993, president 1994, Outstanding Young Scientist award 1986), Weed Science Society of America (Outstanding Young Scientist award 1988), American Society Agronomy, Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    Running, golf, racquetball.


Jess Banks

Melba Louise (Lankford) Banks