PULLMAN, Wash. – Tim Miller, associate weed scientist and extension weed specialist at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, received the Kenneth J. Morrison Extension Award, Wednesday, July 10, at the center’s Center annual field day.
The award recognizes WSU Extension faculty for significant contributions made to agronomic crop production and soil management.
Miller, who has been employed by WSU Extension since 1997, is responsible for research and extension activities related to weed control systems in western Washington.
“The work Dr. Miller has done on weed management in small fruit, bulb crops, seed crops, vegetable, organic systems and in other areas has established him as a world expert in those areas,” said Joe Yenish, WSU Extension weed scientist, in a letter nominating Miller for the award.
“Tim’s innate ability to interact effectively with clientele and his in-depth knowledge of weed science has contributed greatly to the success of his current extension program,” wrote Donn Thill, professor of weed science at the University of Idaho, in a letter supporting Miller’s nomination. “He has a knack for making people around him feel comfortable.”
Miller earned three degrees at the University of Idaho, including a doctorate in plant science in 1995. He worked as an extension agricultural agent in Latah County, Idaho and as an extension support scientist at the University of Idaho before coming to WSU.
The Morrison Award is named for Kenneth J. Morrison, who served as WSU Extension agronomist from 1950-1987.
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