Dr. Steve Phillips holds a PhD in agronomy from Oklahoma State University in the USA. He is currently employed as Principal Scientist for the African Plant Nutrition Institute, headquartered in Benguerir, Morocco.
Dr. Phillips has over 25 years of experience in leading applied agronomic research and educational outreach programs focused on improving the performance of diverse cropping systems around the world. Dr. Phillips has worked in both academia and industry, most recently for the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) as Director of the North American Program.
As a university professor, Dr. Phillips led an internationally recognized research program in precision agriculture (PA) and developed the first crop sensor algorithms for nutrient management in the eastern USA. At IPNI, he served as organizer and chairman for the InfoAg Conference, the premier PA event in the world. He has authored over 200 scientific publications and his recognition as an expert in the field of PA is evidenced by his numerous invitations to provide keynote lectures at events in over 20 countries. Dr. Phillips was honored in 2017 with the Agronomic Industry Award from the American Society of Agronomy.