Professor & State Specialist
Dr. Doug Doohan is a Professor and State Specialist in the Department of Horticulture & Crop Science, The Ohio State University. He is located at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster and holds a 75% appointment with OSU Extension. Dr. Doohan grew up in the eastern Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He received his training at The Nova Scotia Agricultural College, University of Guelph, and North Carolina State University. Prior to joining Ohio State, he was Provincial Weed Specialist in New Brunswick and IPM Team Leader in Nova Scotia.
Since joining OSU Dr. Doohan has taught weed management and good food safety practices to more than 9000 fruit and vegetable farmers throughout the central and eastern United States and Canada. He has authored 18 OSU Extension Bulletins, 52 newsletter articles, and 14 farm magazine articles. He has been recognized for his work in weed research and extension by the North Central Weed Science Society, and the North Central Region IR-4 Project.
Dr. Doohan is the author (or co-author) of 56 peer-reviewed articles and 2 book chapters. He and his colleagues have received more than $7 million in competitive funding in the past eight years for their research. His interest in decision making by farmers led to development of the OSU Agricultural Risk Analysis Program. Risk analysis has provided a robust platform from which to address diverse topics ranging from row crop weed management to food safety education.