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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Phil Orwick has joined SGS Alvey Ag Research as Research Farm Manager at our Rockville, IN location.

Phil holds a BS degree in Botany from Mount Union College in Alliance, OH and an MS and PhD in Weed Science from Purdue University. He has spent 27 years in the Crop Protection business with Diamond Shamrock and American Cyanamid. He also worked at the University of Illinois as a Project Coordinator for the National Soybean Research Laboratory. While at Cyanamid he was instrumental in the development of the imadazolinone herbicides including PURSUIT, SCEPTER, ARSENAL, and ASSERT. He spent 14 years as Regional Research Manager for the Mid-Western US based out of Carmel, IN.

Phil has been active in the North Central Weed Science Society since 1971. He has worked on numerous committees and served as President in 1999. He was elected as a Fellow of the Society in 2000.

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