Sakata Seed America
Philip received B.S. degree in Crop Science – Vegetable Crops from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and his M.S. degree in Vegetable Crops – Genetics and Crop Improvement from University of California at Davis. After receiving his M.S. degree Philip worked as a post graduate researcher in the Plant Pathology Department at UC Davis for two years before being hired by Alf Christianson Seed Co. as a Research Associate to develop and implement disease screens for radish, beets, and Swiss chard. More recently the company has merged with Sakata Seed America, Inc. and Philip is now Technical Services Manager – PNW overseeing a seed lab, breeder support, seed health, extension, and diagnostic activities at the Pacific Northwest facility.