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Donn Johnson

Donn Johnson

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Director Experiment Station

(ENTO)-Entomology

Phone: 479-575-2501

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Education

  • B. S., Biology, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN, 1973
  • M. S., Entomology (Advisor: Dr. Brian Croft), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1976, thesis title: Laboratory study of the dispersal behavior of Ambylseius fallacis (Garman) (Acarina: Phytoseiidae)
  • Ph.D., Entomology (Advisor: Dr. Brian Croft), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1978, dissertation title: The dispersal dynamics of Ambylseius fallacis (Garman) in an apple tree ecosystem 

Current Students

  • Lizabeth Herrera (MS)
  • Jessica LeFors (MS)

Past Students 

  • Priscilla Gray. 1981. Laboratory investigation of the survival of Neoplectana carpocapsae Weiser in relation to the interaction of soil moisture and temperature. MS thesis.
  • Guy Ames. 1983. The effect of European red mite, Panonychys ulmi (Koch), feeding on the quality of 'Miller Sturdeespur' apple, Malus domestica (Borkh.). MS thesis.
  • Lisa Hopkins. 1983. Study of the biology and dispersal of Scaphytopius species in blueberries in northwest Arkansas. MS thesis.
  • John Domek. 1989. Aspects of the chemical ecology of the green June beetle, Cotinis nitida (L.) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Ph.D. dissertation.
  • Monica Townsend. 1992. Susceptibility of green June beetle larvae to entomopathogenic nematodes. MS thesis.
  • Jayasree Ravi. 1996. Differential interaction of apple cultivars and spider mites (Acari: tetranychidae).
  • Tahir Rashid. 1994. Effects of microbial, botanical, and synthetic organic insecticides on codling moth, oriental fruit moth. MS thesis.
  • Raymond Hix. 2000. Development of an IPM monitoring program for adult rice water weevils with aspects of behavior and chemical ecology. Ph.D. dissertation.
  • Tahir Rashid. 2003. Rice stink bug development, feeding preference, sampling techniques and damage effects on rice yield. Ph.D. dissertation.
  • Joey Williamson. 2004. Arthropod diversity and control of grape berry moth, Endopiza viteana (Clemens), via parasitism, mating disruption, and conventional pest management. MS thesis.
  • Jackie McKern. 2005. Biology and control of the raspberry crown borer, Pennisetia marginata (Harris), in Arkansas blackberries. MS thesis.
  • Narinderpal Singh. 2006. Chemical ecology of rice stink bug. MS thesis, University of Arkansas Fayetteville.
  • Sandra Sleezer. 2008. Seasonal population degree-day study and insecticide efficacy tests on grape phylloxera, Daktulosphaira vitifoliae (Fitch), in the Ozarks. MS thesis, University of Arkansas Fayetteville.
  • Narinderpal Singh. 2011. Chemical ecology, population dynamics and insecticide susceptibility of lesser meal worm Alphitobius diaperinus (Panzer) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).  Ph.D. dissertation.
  • I enjoy being an integral part of interdisciplinary team(s) developing and assisting growers to transition to well-balanced and holistic Integrated Fruit Crop Pest Management and Organic programs that are economical, environmentally sound and sustainable. Part of this enjoyment comes from working with growers, extension personnel, the marketing and processing industry and researchers at the local, regional, and national levels.
  • Developing, validating and implementing fruit insect sampling and degree-day decision-making protocols.
  • Development and implementation of alternative pest control measures: mating disruption, Bt against lepidoptera pests, codling moth granulosis virus, mass tapping against grape root borers and green June beetles, baited perimeter trap trees against plum curculio, nematodes against sesiids and plum curculio, releasing predatory mites, Surround particle film against Japanese beetle and plum curculio, and spot sprays versus whole planting spray programs.
  • Interest in introducing natural enemies or pathogens to suppress the newly introduced Japanese beetle in Arkansas.
  • I also take advantage of opportunities to contribute to the advancement of international fruit IPM programs: Republic of Yemen in 1990; India in 1999; Armenia in 2002-2003; and blackberries in China in 2007.
  • ENTO 4123 Insect Pest Management
  • ENTO 4013 Insect Behavior and Chemical Ecology
  • Kim, S-H.S., A.D. Tripodi, D.T. Johnson, and A.L. Szalanski. 2014. Molecular diagnostics of Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) using PCR-RFLP. Short Comm. J. Econ. Entomol. 107 (3): 1292-1294.
  • Johnson, D., and R. Isaacs. 2013. Chapter 12: Insect and mite pest management, pp. 39-48. In N. Wade (ed.), Midwest Blueberry Production Guide. University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Serv. ID-210. Online: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/ID/ID210/ID210.pdf
  • Johnson, D.T., and J. O’Neill. 2013. Biology, identification and management of spotted wing drosophila. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service FSA 7079 (PDF).
  • Johnson, D.T., C.R. Roubos, T.W. Nyoike, L.L. Stelinski, and O.E. Liburd. 2013. Lures, mating disruption and mass trapping of grape root borer. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1001:129-137. DOI: http://www.actahort.org/books/1001/1001_13.htm 
  • Cowell, B., M. Reut, D.T. Johnson, D. Czokajlo, SH.S. Kim, B.A. Lewis, and M.A. Pszczolkowski. 2012. Inexpensive trap for monitoring the green June beetle. J. Econ. Entomol. 105: 2076-2084. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/EC12202
  • Petty, B.M., D.T. Johnson, and D.C. Steinkraus. 2012. Ovavesicula popilliae (Microsporidia: Ovavesiculidae) spore production in naturally infected adult Japanese beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). J. Invert. Pathol. 111(3):255-256. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2012.08.012
  • Petty, B.M., D.T. Johnson, and D.C. Steinkraus. 2012. Survey of pathogens and parasitoids of Popillia japonica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in northwest Arkansas. Invert. Pathol. 111: 56-59. 
  • Singh, N., and D. T. Johnson. 2012. Attractiveness of an aggregation pheromone lure and chicken droppings to adults and larvae of Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 105:2196-2206. DOI: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1603/EC11422
  • Johnson, D., and SH. S. Kim. 2012. Biology, identification and management of raspberry crown borer. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension FSA7082 (PDF).
  • Johnson, D.T., and A. Lynn-Miller. 2012. Brown marmorated stink bug: potential pest of Arkansas fruit and vegetables. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service FSA7080 (PDF).
  • Akin, S., G. Lorenz, D.T. Johnson and G. Studebaker. 2011. Brown marmorated stink bug: a potential pest of Arkansas row crops. UA Extension FSA7077. (PDF)
  • Akin, S., J. Phillips and D.T. Johnson. 2011. Biology, identification and management of the redbanded stink bug. UA Extension FSA7078. (PDF)
  • Sleezer, S., D.T. Johnson, B.A. Lewis, F. Goggin, C.S. Rothrock, and M. Savin. 2011. Grape phylloxera seasonal biology, predictive model and management. Proceedings of the 5th Internat. Phylloxera Symposium. ActaHort 904: 151-156.
  • Pszczolkowski, M., and D. Johnson. 2011. Isopropanol attracts the green lacewing, Chrysopa quadripunctata (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Biocontrol Science & Technology 21(1):47-50.
  • Johnson, D., R.K. Striegler, R.A. Allen, R. Smeda, E. Bergmeier, J. Harris, and J. Cotta. 2010.  Ozark Mountain vineyard sustainability assessment workbook: a self-assessment of management practices. Univ. Missouri Extension WG2000. (PDF)
  • Johnson, D.T., C.R. Rom, J. McAfee, J. McKern, E.T. Stafne and J.R. Clark. 2010. Differences in defoliation of fruit genotypes by adult Japanese beetle feeding. J. Am. Pomolog. Soc. 64/(4):  184-198. 
  • Vincent, C. I., M.E. García, D.T. Johnson, and C.R. Rom. 2010. Broad mite on primocane-fruiting blackberry in organic production in Arkansas. HortTech. 20:718-723.
  • Friedrich, H., C.R. Rom, J. McAfee, M.E. Garcia, D.T. Johnson, J.S. Popp, and C. Vincent. 2009. Performance of high tunnel organic blackberry and raspberry. HortScience 44:1114.
  • Johnson, D., S. Sleezer, and B. Lewis. 2009. Biology and management of grape phylloxera. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet FSA7074 (PDF).
  • Johnson, D.T., B.A. Lewis, R.J. Bryant, R. Liyanage, J.O. Lay, and M.A. Pszczolkowski. 2009. Attractants for the green June beetle. J. Econ. Entomol. 102: 2224-2232.
  • Wood, T.N., M. Richardson, D.A. Potter, D.T. Johnson, R.N. Wiedenmann, and D.C. Steinkraus. 2009. Ovipositional preferences of the Japanese beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) among warm- and cool-season turfgrass species. J. Econ. Entomol. 102: 2192-2197.
  • Johnson, D. 2009. Chapter 20: Integrated Pest Management in Fruits - Theory and Practice, pp. 599-629. In R. Peshin and A.K. Dhawan (eds.), Integrated Pest Management:  Innovation-Development Process. Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
  • Aselage, J., and D. Johnson. 2009. From IPM to organic and sustainable agriculture, pp. 489-505. In E.B. Radcliffe, W.D. Hutchison and R.E. Cancelado (eds.), Intergrated Pest Management, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • McKern, J.A., A.L. Szalanski, D.T. Johnson, and A.P.G. Dowling. 2008. Molecular phylogenetics of sesiid moths. J. Agric. and Urban Entomol. 25: 165-177.
  • Pszczolkowski, M.A., K. Hampton, and D. Johnson. 2008. Sexual characteristics in a Midwestern USA population of Cotinis nitida L. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and consequences for determining gender. The Coleopterists Bull. 62(4): 527–534.
  • McKern, J.A., D.T. Johnson, and A.P.G. Dowling. 2008. Molecular phylogeny of Sesiidae (Lepidoptera) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. J. Agric. Urban Entomol. 25:165-177.
  • McKern, J.A., D. Johnson, and B. Lewis. 2007. Biology and control of the raspberry crown borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 100: 398-404.
  • Rashid, T., D.T. Johnson and J.L. Bernhardt. 2006. Sampling rice stink bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) in and around rice fields. Environ. Entomol. 35: 102-111.
  • Rashid, T., D.T. Johnson and J.L. Bernhardt. 2005. Rice stink bug development relative to temperature. Southwest. Entomol. 30: 215-221.
  • Rashid, T., D.T. Johnson and J.L. Bernhardt. 2005. Feeding preference, fecundity and egg hatch of rice stink bug on artificial diet, rice and alternate host grasses. Southwest. Entomol. 30: 257-262.
  • Williamson, J.R. and D.T. Johnson. 2005. Effects of grape berry moth management practices and landscape on arthropod diversity in grape vineyards in the southern United States.  HortTechnology 15: 232.238
  • Rom, C.R., D.T. Johnson, H. Friedrich, J. Popp, and B. Bellows. 2005. The Southern organic fruit initiative:  A new multi-state, multi-disciplinary cooperative project to stimulate research, outreach and production in the southern region.  HortScience 40(3):892.
  • Friedrich, H., C.R. Rom, D. Johnson, J. Popp, B. Bellows, M. Savin, and D. Miller. 2005.  The Southern organic fruit initiative. HortScience 40(3): 883.
  • Friedrich, H., C.R. Rom, J. Popp, B. Bellows, D. Johnson, D. Horton, K. Pomper, D. Lockwood, S. McArtney, G. Zehnder. 2005.  The development of the southern orgainic fruit initiative. HortScience. 40(4):1072.
  • McLeod, P.J., J. Diaz, L. Vasquez and D.T. Johnson. 2003.  Seasonal occurrence and distribution of eggplant flea beetle, Epitrix fuscula Crocht (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on eggplant in Arkansas. J. Kansas Entomol. Soc. 77:80-88.
  • Hix, R.L. D.T. Johnson and J.L. Bernhardt. 2003. Antennal sensory structures of Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) with notes on aquatic adaptations. Coleopt. Bull. 57: 85-94.
  • Musser, R.O., S.M. Hum-Musser and G. W. Felton. 2003. Increased larval growth and preference for virus-infected leaves by the Mexican bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis mulsant, a plant virus vector.  J. Insect. Behav. 16:247-256. (acted as co-advisor).
  • Musser, R.O., S.M. Hum-Musser, S.E. Slaten-Bickford, G.W. Felton and R.C. Gergerich.  2002. Evidence that ribonuclease activity  present in beetle regurgitant is found to stimulate virus resistance in plants. J. Chem. Ecol. 28:1691-1696. (acting co-advisor).
  • Hix, R., D.T. Johnson, and J. Bernhardt. 2002. Antennal sensory structures of Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) with notes on aquatic adaptations. Coleopterists Bull. 56(4): 71-80.
  • McLeod, P.J., F.J. Diaz, and D.T. Johnson. 2002. Toxicity, persistence and efficacy of spinosad, chlorfenapyr and thiamethoxam on eggplant when applied against the eggplant flea beetle. J. Econ. Entomol. 95: 331-335.
  • Johnson, D.T., B.A. Lewis, and J.D. Whitehead. 2002. Grape scale biology and management on grapes in Arkansas. Hort. Studies 2001, Ark. Agric. Exp. Stn. Res. Series 494, pp. 17-18.
  • Johnson, D.T., B.A. Lewis, and R. Mizell, III. 2002. Trapping brown stink bugs in peach. Hort. Studies 2001, Arkansas Agric. Expt. Stn. Res. Series 494, pp. 19-23.
  • Johnson, D.T., B.A. Lewis, and A. Szalanski. 2002. Virulence of insect parasitic nematodes towards plum curculio weevil. Gerber Integrated Pest Management Newsletter 14: 4.
  • Johnson, D.T., B.A. Lewis, B.D. McCraw, B. Carroll, B. Jervis, K. Striegler, P. Mulder, B. Boozer, W.G. Foshee, J. McVay, and R.F. Mizell, III. 2002. Development and implementation of a peach integrated pest management program in the southern USA. Proc. of the Fifth International Peach Symposium, Acta Hort 592: 681-688.
  • Johnson, D.T., P.G. Mulder, D. McCraw, B. Lewis, B. Pervis, B. Carroll and P. McLeod. 2002. Trapping plum curculio Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the Southern United States.  Environ. Entomol. 31(6): 1259-1267.
  • Rashid, T., D.T. Johnson, D.C. Steinkraus, and C. R. Rom. 2001. Effects of microbial, botanical, and synthetic insecticides on ‘Red Delicious’ apple arthropods in Arkansas. HortTechnology 11: 615-621.
  • Hix, R. L., D.T. Johnson, and J.L. Bernhardt. 2001. Trapping adult rice water weevils, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus Kuschel (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) with aquatic barrier traps. Environ. Entomol. 30: 770-775.
  • Bernhardt, J.L., and D.T. Johnson. 2001. Verification of a monitoring program for rice water weevil adults, pp. 99-103. In Rice Research Studies 2000, Ark. Agri. Exp. Stn. Res. Series 485.
  • Hix, R. L., D.T. Johnson, and J.L. Bernhardt. 2000. Swimming behavior of an aquatic weevil Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). FL Entomol. 83: 316-324.
  • Hix, R. L., D.T. Johnson, and J.L. Bernhardt. 2000. An aquatic barrier trap for monitoring adult rice water weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). FL Entomol. 83: 189-192. (http://www.fcla.edu/FlaEnt/fe83p189.pdf)
  • Hix, R. L., D.T. Johnson, J.L. Bernhardt, and B.A. Lewis. 2000. An aquatic barrier trap for monitoring adult rice water weevils in flooded rice fields, pp. 147-157. In Ark. Rice Research Studies 1999, Ark. Agri. Exp. Stn. Res. Series 476.
  • Hix, R. L., D.T. Johnson, J.L. Bernhardt, J.D. Mattice, and B.A. Lewis. 1999. Trapping adult rice water weevils with floating cone and barrier traps, pp. 135-141. In Ark. Rice Research Studies 1998, Ark. Agri. Exp. Stn. Res. Series 468.
  • Jyoti, J.L., S.Y. Young, D.T. Johnson, and R.W. McNew. 1999. Tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): larval location and mortality on Bacillus thuringiensis-treated cotton. J. Entomol. Sci. 34: 426-434.
  • Johnson, D.T. , B.A. Lewis, and J.D. Whitehead. 1999. Grape scale (Homoptera: Diaspididae) biology and management on grapes. J. Entomol. Sci. 34: 161-170.
  • Williams, R. N., D.T. Johnson, and E. Priesner. 1999. Synanthedon rileyana (Edwards) response to selected clearwing pheromone blends. J. Entomol. Sci. 34: 219-224.
  • Townsend, M. L., D.T. Johnson, and D.C. Steinkraus. 1998. Laboratory studies of the interactions of environmental conditions on susceptibility of green June beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) grubs to entomopathogenic nematodes. J. Entomol. Sci. 33: 40-48.
  • Hix, R. L., D.T. Johnson, J. L. Bernhardt, T.L. Lavy, J.D. Mattice, and B.A. Lewis. 1998. Development of an IPM monitoring program for rice water weevil adults, pp. 95-102. In Ark. Rice Res. Studies 1997, Ark. Agri. Exp. Stn. Res. Series 460.
  • Jyoti, J. L., S. Y. Young, D.T. Johnson, and R.W. McNew. 1997. Helicoverpa zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): larval location, mortality, and leaf area consumption on Bacillus thuringiensis-treated cotton. Environ. Entomol. 25: 1438-1443.
  • Townsend, M. L., D.C. Steinkraus, and D.T. Johnson. 1994. Dose/mortality response of green June beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) to four species of entomopathogenic nematodes. J. Entomol. Sci. 29: 268-275.
  • Johnson, D.T., and B.A. Lewis. 1993. Grape phylloxera (Homoptera: Phylloxeridae): comparison of leaf damage to grape cultivars grown in Arkansas. J. Entomol. Sci. 28: 447-452.
  • Johnson, D.T., and B.A. Lewis. 1992. Rednecked cane borer affects blackberry growth and yield. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 117: 780-783.
  • Snow, J.W., D.T. Johnson, and J.R. Meyer. 1991. The seasonal occurrence of the grape root borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) in the eastern United States. J. Entomol. Sci. 26: 157-168.
  • Johnson, D.T., and H. S. Vishniac. 1991. The role of Trichosporon cutaneum in eliciting aggregation behavior in Cotinis nitida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Environ. Entomol. 20: 15-21.
  • Johnson, D.T., B.A. Lewis, and J.W. Snow. 1991. Control of grape root borer (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) by mating disruption with two synthetic sex pheromone compounds. Environ. Entomol. 20: 930-934.
  • Domek, J.M., and D.T. Johnson. 1991. Effect of food and mating on longevity and egg production in the green June beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 26: 345-349.
  • Domek, J.M., and D.T. Johnson. 1990. Inhibition of aggregation response in the green June beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) by antibiotic treatment of food substrate. Environ. Entomol. 19: 995-1000.
  • Domek, J.M., J.H. Tumlinson, and D.T. Johnson. 1990. Responses of male green June beetles Cotinis nitida (L.), (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) to female volatiles in a flight tunnel. J. Insect Behavior 3: 271-276.
  • Vishniac, H. S., and D.T. Johnson. 1990. Development of a yeast flora in the adult green June beetle (Cotinis nitida; Scarabaeidae). Mycologia 82: 471-478.
  • Johnson, D.T., and R. L. Mayes. 1989. Biology and control of the rednecked cane borer, Agrilus ruficollis (F.) (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), on blackberries in Arkansas. J. Entomol. Sci. 24: 204-208.
  • Domek, J.M., and D.T. Johnson. 1988. Demonstration of semiochemically induced aggregation in the green June Beetle, Cotinis nitida (L.) (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Environ. Entomol. 17: 147-149.
  • Domek, J.M., and D.T. Johnson. 1987. Evidence of a sex pheromone in the green June Beetle, Cotinis nitida (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). J. Entomol. Sci. 22: 264-67.
  • Johnson, D.T. and R. L. Mayes. 1986. Biology and control of the rednecked cane borer. Arkansas Farm Research 35(3): 6.
  • Johnson, D.T., J.R. Meyer, and R. L. Mayes. 1986. Evaluation of Hercon dispensers baited with Z,Z-3,13-ODDA for suppression of the grape root borer, Vitacea polistiformis (Harris), (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), populations in grapes. J. Entomol. Sci. 21: 231-236.
  • Johnson, D.T., and R. L. Mayes. 1984. Studies of larval development and flight of the peachtree borer, Synanthedon exitiosa (Say), in Arkansas. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 19: 216-223.
  • Hopkins, L. C., and D.T. Johnson. 1984. A survey of arthropods associated with blueberries with emphasis on the abundance and dispersal of Scaphytopius species (Homoptera: cicadellidae) in Northwestern Arkansas. J. Georgia Entomol. Soc. 19: 248-264.
  • Ames, G. K., D.T. Johnson, and R. C. Rom. 1984. The effect of European red mite feeding on the quality of 'Miller Sturdeespur' apple. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 109: 834-837.
  • Schwarz, M., J. A. Klun, B.A. Leonhardt, and D.T. Johnson. 1983. (E,Z)-2,13-octadecadien-1-ol acetate. A new pheromone structure for sesiid moths. Tetrahedron Letters 24: 1007-10.
  • Johnson, D.T., and B.A. Croft. 1981. Dispersal of Amblyseius fallacis (Acarina: Phytoseiidae) in an apple ecosystem. Environ. Entomol. 10: 313-319.