Douglas W. Johnson
Extension Professor of Entomology
University of Kentucky
Doug is a native of Hopkins County Kentucky. He was born in Madisonville, KY and spent his early years in western Kentucky before the family relocated to the Louisville area. In 1967 the family moved to Titusville, FL. He graduated from Titusville High School 1970. In 1974 he received his B.S. in Biology from the University of Central Florida (then Florida Technological University) in Orlando, Florida. Then it was on to Gainesville for his Masters of Science and Doctoral degrees in Entomology from the University of Florida in 1977 and 1980 respectively.
Dr. Johnson joined the University of Kentucky faculty in 1980 as Extension Entomologist. His major emphasis has been work in the area of environmentally sound crop protection. His current applied research interests include developing this theme within the complex arenas of "insect vector / plant pathogen / host plant" systems. Currently he conducts research in the "soybean aphid + bean leaf beetle / multi soybean viruses / soybean" and the "cereal aphids / barley yellow dwarf viruses / wheat" systems. One career highlights is the completion of a one year sabbatical study on the "cereal aphids / barley yellow dwarf viruses / wheat" system at Rothamsted Experimental Station in Harpenden,Hertfordshire, England.
Dr. Johnson currently holds the position of Extension Professor of Entomology and Integrated Pest Management Coordinator. He is the sole Entomology faculty member to be located off campus. His office is in the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center which is located on a 1200 acre experimental farm in Caldwell County Kentucky. He has authored and co-authored several hundred Extension publications, research papers, public press articles, videos, and radio programs. Additionally, Doug has presented his work in a number of international settings. Dr. Johnson is a member of several professional organizations including the Entomological Society of America, and the Kentucky Academy of Sciences.
In addition to his professional work, Doug is married to JoAnn K. (nee') Trotter and they have two daughters. He is active in many community efforts such as Habitat for Humanity, Leadership Caldwell Co., Soccer Association and First Christian Church.
You may contact Dr. Johnson at his office as follows.
Research and Education Center
P.O. Box 469
1205 Hopkinsville St.
Princeton, KY 42445-0469
Voice: 270.365.7541 x214
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