Chris Boerboom, Jed Colquhoun and Jerry Doll receive Donald R. Peterson Tech Transfer Award

Chris Boerboom, professor of agronomy, Jed Colquhoun, assistant professor of horticulture, and Jerry Doll, emeritus professor of agronomy, are part of a UW-Extension Weed Doctor team that received the 2006 Donald R. Peterson Technology Transfer Award.

The award recognizes outstanding effectiveness in improving public understanding of new technological advancements; new management tools, processes, or concepts; or contemporary agriculture and natural resources issues via an exhibit at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.

The Weed Doctors exhibit included a contest with daily prizes for the biggest weed brought in each day of Farm Technology Days. The “donated” weeds remained on display at the exhibit. UW-Extension weed specialists were also available to identify and answer questions about weeds and provide recommendations to improve weed management.

The Donald R. Peterson Wisconsin Farm Technology (Progress) Days Technology Transfer Award was established in honor of Don Peterson, UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) emeritus Professor and Associate Dean. Peterson was long-time General Manager of Wisconsin Farm Progress Days. The Award memorializes Peterson’s diligent efforts to encourage CALS faculty and staff to convey the fruits of College research and knowledge to the public through Wisconsin Farm Technology Days.