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Emeritus/Retired Faculty

Department of Plant Sciences

Stephen D. Miller, Ph.D.

Rollin H. Abernethy

Emeritus Professor - Weed Science, Retired



1968 - Colorado State University, BS, Agronomy
1970 - North Dakota State University, MS, Agronomy
1973 - North Dakota State University, PhD, Agronomy


  • 1987 - Professor, University of Wyoming
  • 1984 - Associate Professor, University of Wyoming
  • 1980 - Associate Professor, North Dakota State University
  • 1975 - Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University
  • 1973 - Assistant in Agronomy, North Dakota State University
  • 1968 - NDEA Fellow, North Dakota State University

Honors and Awards

  • 1995 - Fellow, Western Society Weed Science
  • 1993 - George Duke Humphrey Award, University of Wyoming
  • 1992 - Research Runner-up No-till Tiger, CTIC
  • 1992 - Superior Service, Beet Sugar Development Foundation
  • 1991 - Outstanding Weed Scientist, Western Society Weed Science
  • 1984 - Outstanding Contributions to No-till Farming, Manitoba-ND - Zero-till Assoc.
  • 1984 - Merit Award, North Dakota Ag Chem Assoc.


  • Alpha Zeta
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • American Society of Sugarbeet Technologists
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • CAST
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • North Central Weed Science Society
  • Sigma Xi
  • Weed Science Society America
  • Western Society of Weed Science

Publication Summary

  • Refereed Journal Articles:60
  • Proceedings/Abstracts:200
  • Extension Bulletins:37
  • Research Progress Reports:470
  • Books/Chapters:9
  • Thesis/Dissertations:27
  • Miscellaneous Publications:58
  • Invited Presentations:42

Selected Publications

  • Lyon, D.J., S.D. Miller and G.A. Wicks. 1996. The future of herbicides in weed control systems of the Great Plains. J. Prod. Agric. 9:209-215. (invited)
  • Mesbah, A., S.D. Miller, K.J. Fornstrom and D.E. Legg. 1995. Wild oat and wild mustard interference in sugarbeets. Weed Tech. 9:49-52.
  • Lyon, D.J., S.D. Miller and G.A. Wicks. 1994. Weed management in reduced-till cropping systems. In Crop Residue Management to Reduce Erosion and Improve Soil Quality. A. Black ed. USDA Rept. 38:42-52. (invited)
  • Krall, J.M., S.D. Miller, L.E. Bennett and D.E. Legg. 1993. Fertilizer and downy brome effect on RWA in winter wheat. Weed Tech. 7:670-673.
  • Ball, D.A. and S.D. Miller. 1993. Cropping history, tillage and herbicide effects on weed flora composition in irrigated corn. Agron. J. 85:817-821.
  • Dalrymple, A.W., S.D. Miller and K.J. Fornstrom. 1993. Moisture conservation and winter wheat yield in three fallow systems. J. Soil and Water Cons. 48:53-57.
  • Stahlman, P.W. and S.D. Miller. 1990. Downy brome interference and economic thresholds in winter wheat. Weed Sci. 38:224-228.
  • Miller, S.D. and J.D. Nalewaja. 1990. Influence of burial depth on wild oats seed longevity. Weed Tech. 4:514-517.
  • Martin, D.A., S.D. Miller and H.P. Alley. 1988. Barley response to herbicides applied at three growth stages. Weed Tech. 2:41-45.
  • Somody, C.N., J.D. Nalewaja and S.D. Miller. 1986. Self-burial of wild oat florets. Agron. J. 77:359-362.

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