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John Hopkins

John Hopkins

Professor

Urban Entomology

(DREX)-Director Experiment Station

(UADA)-UA Division of Agriculture

Phone: 501-671-2217

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Dr. Hopkins is a Professor and Extension Urban Entomologist with the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, and has been located at the Little Rock State Office since 2002. He initially joined the Cooperative Extension Service as the Insecticide Testing Coordinator in 2000.

Prior to this, Dr. Hopkins spent 16 years in the chemical industry (All in the SE US) with Union Carbide and Rhone-Poulenc. John earned his Ph.D. (Major/Entomology Minor/Plant Pathology) from the University of Arkansas in 1983, his M.S. (Entomology) from Clemson University in 1980, and his B.S. (Microbiology) from Clemson University in 1976.

As an Urban Entomologist, Dr. Hopkins’ extension program focuses on pest management education and training for extension clientele in the areas of structural and household pests, turf and ornamental pests, and fire ant management in the urban environment.

Expertise:

  • Integrated pest management (IPM) in structural & household pests (homeowner & commercial)
  • IPM in, turf & ornamental pests including imported fire ants (homeowner & commercial)
  • IPM in home vegetable gardens
  • Insecticide efficacy testing
  • Invasive Pests
  • Extension Education and Training 

Extension Urban Entomology Program:

  1. Provides technical support with respect to Urban Pest Identification, Management/Control Recommendations, & Training for:
    1. County Extension personnel
    2. Citizens of Arkansas / General Public
    3. Commercial Pest Management Professionals
    4. Commercial Nurseries
    5. Commercial Lawn and Landscape Professionals
    6. Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB) personnel
  2. Manages the Online Basic and Advanced Core Entomology Courses for County Extension Personnel
  3. Coordinates Extension’s statewide participation in the Annual Gypsy Moth Trapping Program in cooperation with the ASPB
  4. Cooperates with Extension Forestry with respect to Emerald Ash Borer Training and Management Recommendations for County Personnel
  5. Coordinates and Conducts 4-H Entomology Program
    1. 4-H Entomology Training to Counties
    2. District and State O-Ramas
  6. Maintains and Updates MP144 “Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas” Sections
    1. Home Garden Vegetable Insect Control
    2. Insect Control In Recreation Areas
    3. Mosquito Control by Commercial and Government Agencies
    4. Insect Control for Ornamentals Grown in Nurseries or Landscapes
    5. Insect Control for Ornamentals Grown in Commercial Greenhouses
    6. Insect Control for Ornamentals Grown in Interior Plantscapes
    7. Ornamental Insect Control for Homeowners
    8. Home Lawn Insect Control
    9. Commercial Turf & Golf Course Insect Control
    10. Commercial Christmas Tree Insect Control
    11. Household and Structural Pest Control
    12. Homeowner Insecticide Product List
  7. Manages the “Ask the Pest Crew” online Q&A program. A multi-disciplinary (entomology, horticulture, plant pathology, weed science, & wildlife management) effort among UofA Extension Specialists to deliver IPM recommendations to the general public and other interested clientele.
    1. eXtension Urban IPM Community of Practice, regional web-based outreach program for urban and school IPM.
    2.  eXtension Fire Ant Community of Practice, regional web-based outreach program for imported fire ant infested states.
  8. Manages publication of the ‘Pest Management News” newsletter, providing timely urban pest management information to County Extension Personnel and other interested parties. A multi-disciplinary (entomology, forestry, horticulture, plant pathology, weed science, & wildlife management) effort among UofA Extension Specialists
  9. Ongoing Applied Research Projects:
    1. Evaluation of Various Insecticides and Insecticide Combinations as Fire Ant Quarantine Treatments on Commercial Grass Sod
    2. Field Efficacy of Trelona (Novaluron) Double Bait (DB) when Presented to Foraging Subterranean Termites in the Advance Termite Bait System Installed Around Existing Structures
    3. Management Strategies for Crapemyrtle Bark Scale in Landscapes and Commercial Nurseries

 

Areas of interest include extension education and applied research in urban IPM and imported fire ant management. Current applied research includes management strategies for crape myrtle bark scale in AR and IPM methods to manage imported fire ants with reduced risk fire ant baits. Extension activities include the development of web-based in-service-training courses and on-site training in general entomology, IPM for household and structural pests, IPM for turf and ornamental pests, imported fire ant management; and extension outreach through newsletters, popular press articles, interviews, presentations, field visits, insect identification, etc. Clientele served includes commercial pest management professionals, commercial lawn and landscape professionals, county extension personnel, Master Gardeners, the general public, youth and others.

Applied Agricultural Entomology

Intergrated Pest Management

Courses in development:

Undergraduate Applied Agricultural Entomology

Graduate Integrated Pest Management

Ph.D.    University of Arkansas. 1983.    (Major/Entomology Minor/Plant Pathology)

M.S.     Clemson University.      1980.    (Entomology)

B.S.      Clemson University.      1976.    (Microbiology)

Selected Recent Publications and Presentations

Cartwright, Rick, John Boyd, Sherrie Smith, John Hopkins, Donn Johnson, Barbara Lewis, Mary Hightower, Chris Meux, Gloria Mayhugh, and Cheryl Williams. 2017. Common Landscape Problems in Arkansas: Plant Diseases; Insect Pests; Landscape Weeds. Sherri Sanders, editor. University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service. MP468. 04/21/17. LRSO.

Erfan Vafaie, Mike Merchant, Mengmeng Gu, Xiaoya Cai, John D. Hopkins, and Jim Robbins. 2016. Phenology and management of a new scale pest, Eriococcus lagerstroemiae Kuwana (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae), of crape myrtles in the Southern USA. 64th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America. 02/22-25/16. Tyler, TX.

Flanders, Kathy, Paul R. Nester, Robert T. Puckett, Kelly Palmer, Fudd Graham, Dan Suiter, Tim Davis, Karen Vail, Jason Oliver, Vicky Bertagnolli-Heller, John Hopkins, Kelly Loftin, Dennis Ring, Faith Oi. 2018. Managing Imported Fire Ants in Agriculture. eXtension Online Publication. https://articles.extension.org/pages/74530/managing-imported-fire-ants-in-agriculture.

Hopkins, John D. 2016. Entomology & Insect Collecting for 4-H Youth. Invited by Linda Latus, Independence Co. 4-H Program Assistant, Batesville, AR, for presentation to Independence County 4-H Youth. 10/20/16. Batesville, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2016. Final Technical Report for "Field Efficacy of Trelona (Novaluron) Double Bait (DB) when Presented to Foraging Subterranean Termites in the Advance Termite Bait System Installed Around Existing Structures EUP Protocol #: DIMeS 2118". Collated data photos and original data collection sheets DBAR01 thru DBAR06 for rating dates 10/08/2014 thru 06/08/2016 and submitted to Dr. Bob Davis, Technical Services Representative, BASF. 06/09, 10/16. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2016. In the Pantry and Beyond: Stored Product Pests. Invited by Bennett Jordan, bjordan@pestworld.org, Ph.D., Staff Entomologist, National Pest Management Association, 10460 North Street Fairfax, VA 22030. Presentation delivered at the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Southern Conference. 02/10/16. Memphis, TN.

Hopkins, John D. 2016. Urban IPM: Common Household Pests & Termites. Presented to Applied Entomology class, ENTO 2283, at University of Arkansas – Monticello. Invited by Dr. Nick Seiter, UACES, University of Arkansas – Monticello, Monticello, AR. 03/08/16. Monticello, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Basic Entomology for Master Gardeners for Drew, Desha, Chicot, Bradley, and Ashley County MG Training requested by Steve Kelley, Drew County Staff Chairman for presentation at the Drew County Farm Bureau office. Monticello, AR. 07/13/17.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Basic Entomology for Master Gardeners for Marion, Baxter, and Boone County MG Training. Invited by Mark Keaton, Baxter County Staff Chairman. Meet at Fairgrounds in Mountain Home, AR. 03/21/17. Mountain Home, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Basic Entomology for Master Gardeners for Pope Johnson Yell & Saline County MG Training requested by Phil Sims, Pope County Staff Chairman. HANDOUTS used 1) How to Submit an Insect Sample for ID, 2) IPM in the Urban Landscape, and 3) Control options for EAB. 04/18/17. Russellville, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Basic Entomology for Master Gardeners. Invited by Lee Anderson, Jefferson County Staff Chairman for presentation at Jefferson County MG Training. HANDOUTS used were (1/ How to Submit an Insect Sample for Identification, 2/ Integrated Pest Management in the Urban Landscape, 3/ Control options for EAB). 03/02/17. Pine Bluff, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Basic Entomology for MGs at Statewide Master Gardener Training 2017. Requested by Janet Carson, UACES Horticulture for delivery at Statewide Basic Master Gardener Training Session (14 Counties: Boone, Cass Co. TX, Clark, Columbia, Dallas, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Lafayette, Lonoke, Miller, Nevada, Pulaski, and Sevier) held at the UofA Community College Hope Campus in Hope, AR. 07/15/17. Hope, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Basic Entomology for MGs via Statewide Master Gardener ZOOM Training 2017. Requested by Janet Carson, UACES Horticulture for delivery at Statewide Basic Master Gardener ZOOM Training Session (14 Counties) held at LRSO ZOOM Studio. 11/15/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Basic Entomology for MGs-Ouachita, Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, & Union Cos. 2017. Invited by Keri Welch, Ouachita County Interim Staff Chair for presentation to Ouachita, Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, & Union County Master Gardeners at the Ouachita County Extension Office, 2760 Mt. Holly Rd., Camden, Arkansas 71701. 03/07/17. Camden, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (CMBS) an Invasive Pest of Concern. Welcome to the BUZZZ. Department of Entomology Newsletter Vol. 9 No. 1. December 2016

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Fire Ant Management in Horticulture Production. Invited by Dr. Jackie Lee, Horticulture IPM Extension Specialist for presentation via Zoom Session to Producers and County Extension Personnel. 04/19/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Flea & Bed Bug Management Strategies for Homeowners. Invited by Josh Yates, Polk Co Agent, for presentation to the general public on June 29th from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Polk County Extension Office, 211 DeQueen St., Mena, AR. 06/29/17. Mena, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Imported Fire Ant Management in the Home Vegetable Garden 2017. Invited by Debbie Howell, President of the Faulkner County Master Gardeners in Conway, AR, for presentation to Faulkner County Master Gardeners on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Antioch Baptist Church. 05/10/17. Conway, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Insect Pest Recognition: Invasive Insects in the Arkansas Landscape. Invited by Rhonda Davis, AGIA Executive Director, for presentation at the 2017 AGIA (Arkansas Green Industry Assoc.) PLANTS (AR Prof Landscape & Nursery Trade Show) Convention. Hot Springs Convention Center. 01/13/17. Hot Springs, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Insects in the Home Vegetable Garden 2017 Marion Co MGs. Invited by Brian See, Marion County Agent, for presentation to Marion County Master Gardeners on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church. 05/08/17. Yellville, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Insects in the Home Vegetable Garden 2017 Sharp Izard Independence & Fulton Co MGs. Invited by Joe Moore, Sharp County Staff Chairman for presentation to Sharp. Izard, Independence, & Fulton County Master Gardeners on Saturday, April 8, 2017. 04/08/17. Cherokee Village, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Insects in the Home Vegetable Garden. Invited by Phil McConnell, Saline County Master Gardener Program Chairman, for presentation to Saline County Master Gardeners on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Bishop Center in Bryant from 9:00 - 10:00 AM. 06/17/17. Bryant, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Millipede Management for Homeowners. Pest Management News newsletter#2. 06/30/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Mosquito Precautions Following Current Mild Winter in Arkansas. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter Publication with Amy Cole, IT Project/Program Director. 02/14/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Pesticide Safety. Invited by Rhonda Davis, AGIA Executive Director, for presentation at the 2017 AGIA (Arkansas Green Industry Assoc.) PLANTS (AR Prof Landscape & Nursery Trade Show) Convention. Hot Springs Convention Center. 01/13/17. Hot Springs, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Termites: A Homeowner’s Nightmare. Pest Management News newsletter#1. 05/31/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Termiticide Efficacy (Repellents vs. Non-Repellents). Presented at the 2017 Termite Training Workshop for new Termite Control Technicians conducted by Dr. John D. Hopkins (UACES), Dr. Bob Davis (BASF), and Phil Bennett (Arkansas Pest Management Association). Invited by the Arkansas Pest Management Association. Workshop held at the Benton Event Center, 17322 I-30 North, Benton, AR 72019, and at treatment site in Benton, AR. 03/23/17. Benton, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Turfgrass Pest Management Class for Lawn Care Professionals. Invited by Kami Marsh, Faulkner County Agent. Faulkner County Extension Office for presentation to Faulkner Co. Lawn Care Professionals. 02/13/17. Conway, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2017. Urban IPM: Common Household Pests & Termites. Requested by Dr. Nick Seiter, University of Arkansas, Extension Entomologist. Lecture delivered to Applied Entomology Class ENTO 2283 at UAM Wednesday, April 5 during lab from 2:10 to 4:00pm. 04/05/17. Monticello, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. A Guide to Minimum Risk Pesticides (Reprinted from Integrated Pest Management Insights, July 2018 Vol. 15, Issue 2. Northeast IPM Center). Pest Management News newsletter#5. 09/30/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Basic Entomology for Master Gardeners. Invited by Sandra Pucket, Admin. Specialist, Lonoke & Newport Facilities, P.O. Box 357, Lonoke, AR 72086, for presentation at the Lonoke and Prairie County Spring MG Volunteer Training at the Lonoke County Extension Office, Talk from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM on Saturday, 03/17/2018. Lonoke, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Basic Entomology for MGs. Invited by Allen Bates, Garland County Agent for presentation to Garland, Saline, Montgomery, Grant, & Hot Spring County Master Gardeners. Held at the Garland County Fairgrounds in the EHC building. 1/25/2018. Hot Springs, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Basic Entomology for MGs. Statewide Master Gardener Zoom Training requested by Janet Carson, UACES Horticulture. 13 Counties and 100 attendees. 10/17/18. LRSO Zoom Studio

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Basic Entomology for MGs-Ouachita, Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, & Union Cos. 2018. Invited by Robin Bridges, Union County Staff Chairman for presentation to Ouachita, Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, & Union County Master Gardeners on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 512 Champagnolle Rd. Talk from 2:00 to 3:15 PM. 2/1/2018. El Dorado, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Bayer Closes Monsanto Acquisition. Pest Management News newsletter#2. 06/30/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Bed Bugs & Highlights from the 2018 Bugs without Borders Survey. Pest Management News newsletter#2. 06/30/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Bed Bugs for Health Professionals. Invited by Annette Gartman, MSN, RN, Nursing Instructor, School of Nursing, University of Central Arkansas, for presentation to UCA nursing students at Doyne Auditorium (room 141). Talk from 10:10 AM until 11:10 AM. 03/12/18. Conway, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Bugs in Your Backyard 2018 Faulkner Co MGs. Invited by Margaret Cline, Faulkner County Master Gardener Program Chairperson for presentation to Faulkner and Perry County Master Gardeners at Conway First United Methodist Church, 10/16/18. Conway, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Cockroach ID & Management for the Homeowner. Urban Entomology Webpage, https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/docs/Cockroach%20ID%20and%20Management%20for%20the%20Homeowner.pdf. 3/1/2018. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Commercial Christmas Tree Insect Control chapter in 2019 MP144 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2002). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/l-christmas-tree.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Commercial Turf and Golf Course Insect Control chapter in 2019 MP144 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2002). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/k-commercial-turf.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Entomology & Insect Collecting for Grant Co Youth - Entomology Collection Training. Invited by Brad McGinley, Grant County Staff Chair for presentation to Grant County youth interested in learning how to make an insect collection, Training conducted at the Grant County Extension Office in Sheridan, AR on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, beginning at 10:00 AM. 7/18/2018. Sheridan, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Home Garden Vegetable Insect Control chapter in 2019 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2006). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/e-vegetables-home-garden.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Home Lawn Insect Control chapter in 2019 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2005). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/j-home-lawns.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Home Pest Control Safety. Pest Management News newsletter#5. 09/30/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Homeowner Insecticide Product List chapter in 2019 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2006). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/f-home-insecticides.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Household and Structural Pest Control chapter in 2019 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2002). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/m-household-pests.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Insect Control for Ornamentals Grown in Commercial Greenhouses chapter in 2019 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2014). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/i-ornamentals-commercial-greenhouses.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Insect Control for Ornamentals Grown in Interior Plantscapes chapter in 2019 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2014). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/i-ornamentals-interior-plantscapes.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Insect Control for Ornamentals Grown in Nurseries or Landscapes chapter in 2019 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2014). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/i-ornamentals-nurseries-landscapes.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Insect Control in Recreation Areas chapter in 2019 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2002). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/g-recreation.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. IPM and Invasive Pests: Crapemyrtle Bark Scale & Emerald Ash Borer. Invited by Rhonda Davis, AGIA Executive Director, for presentation at the 2018 AGIA (Arkansas Green Industry Assoc.) PLANTS (AR Prof Landscape & Nursery Trade Show) Convention held at the Hot Springs Convention Center. 1/12/2018. Hot Springs, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Mosquito Control by Commercial and Government Agencies chapter in 2019 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2017). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/g-mosquito-control.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Ornamental Insect Control for Homeowners – Homeowner Indoor chapter in 2019 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2014). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/i-ornamentals-indoor-insects.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Ornamental Insect Control for Homeowners – Homeowner Outdoor chapter in 2019 Insecticide Recommendations for Arkansas, Glenn Studebaker, Editor. Univ. of Ark. Div. of Ag. Coop. Ext. Service Pub. MP144. (Updated by Hopkins since 2014). https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/mp144/i-ornamentals-outdoor-insects.pdf.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Paper Wasp Management around your Home. Pest Management News newsletter#3. 07/31/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Permethrin Treated Clothing and the Prevention of Tick Bites. Pest Management News newsletter#3. 07/31/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Pesticide Safety: The Worker Protection Standard. Invited by Rhonda Davis, AGIA Executive Director, for presentation at the 2018 AGIA (Arkansas Green Industry Assoc.) PLANTS (AR Prof Landscape & Nursery Trade Show) Convention held at the Hot Springs Convention Center. 1/12/2018. Hot Springs, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Problematic Insects in the Arkansas Landscape. 2018 T&O Recertification Training. Invited by Ples Spradley, UACES Pesticide Education Specialist. Presentation delivered in the LRSO Auditorium. 06/06/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. Update on Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (CMBS) and Deployment of Samurai Wasps for Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs) presented to members of the Horticulture Inspection Society-Southern Chapter as requested by David Blackburn, ASPB, and Jayla Ritchie, ASPB. The 2018 Horticulture Inspection Society-Southern Chapter Meeting was held in Rogers, Arkansas at Country Inn and Suites. 09/11/18. Rogers, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. What You Should Know Before Hiring a Pest Control Company. Pest Management News newsletter#6. 10/31/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. 2018. What's Bugging You: Common Insects in the Landscape. Invited by Rachel Bearden, Hot Spring County Staff Chairman for presentation to the Hot Spring Co. General Public at a "Lunch and Learn" event at the Hot Spring County 4-H Center in Malvern, AR. Talk from 12:00PM to 1:00 PM. 3/20/2018. Malvern, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2019. Basic Entomology for MGs-Garland, Saline, Montgomery, Grant, & Hot Spring Cos. 2019. Invited by Allen Bates, Garland County Agent for presentation to Garland, Saline, Montgomery, Grant, & Hot Spring County Master Gardeners. Held at the Garland County Fairgrounds in the EHC building. 01/31/19. Hot Springs, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2019. Basic Entomology for MGs-Ouachita, Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, & Union Cos. 2019. Invited by Robin Bridges, Union County Staff Chairman for presentation to Ouachita, Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, & Union County Master Gardeners on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Union County Fairgrounds off east 19th Street in Eldorado, AR, in the Activity Building. Talk from 1:00 to 2:15 PM. 02/07/19. El Dorado, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2019. Entomology for Arkansas Master Naturalists. Invited by Shena Ball, for presentation to Diamond Lakes Arkansas Master Naturalists on February 9, 2019 at Ouachita State Park. Talk from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 02/09/19. Hot Springs, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2019. IPM and Insect & Pest Recognition. Invited by Rhonda Davis, AGIA Executive Director, for presentation at the AGIA/PLANTS 2019 Convention held at the Hot Springs Convention Center. 01/11/19. Hot Springs, AR.

Hopkins, John D. 2019. Termiticide Efficacy / Repellents vs. Non-Repellents. Training for New Termite Control Technicians at the 2019 Termite Training Workshop conducted by Dr. John Hopkins (UACES), Dr. Bob Davis (BASF), and Phil Bennett (Arkansas Pest Management Association). Invited by the Arkansas Pest Management Association. Workshop held at McCauley Services. 03/12/19. Bryant, AR.

Hopkins, John D. and Christian Wilcox. 2018. The Turkestan Cockroach: New to Arkansas. Pest Management News newsletter#4. 08/31/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and James Robbins. 2017. Crapemyrtle Bark Scale: Current Status in AR. SEB ESA 2017 Annual Meeting. Memphis Downtown Hotel, Memphis, TN. 03/14/17. Memphis, TN.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2017. Pest Management News newsletter#1. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/Pest%20Management%20News%201%2005_31_17.pdf. 05/31/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2017. Pest Management News newsletter#2. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/Pest%20Management%20News%202%2006_30_17.pdf. 06/30/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2017. Pest Management News newsletter#3. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/Pest%20Management%20News%203%20July%202017.pdf. 07/31/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2017. Pest Management News newsletter#4. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/Pest%20Management%20News%204%20August%202017.pdf. 08/31/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2017. Pest Management News newsletter#5. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/docs/pest-management-newsletters/Pest%20Management%20News%20%235%20093017.pdf. 09/30/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2017. Pest Management News newsletter#6. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/Pest%20Management%20News%206%20103117.pdf. 10/31/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2018. Pest Management News newsletter#1. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/Pest%20Management%20News%201%2005_31_2018.pdf. 0505/31/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2018. Pest Management News newsletter#2. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/Pest%20Management%20News%202%2006_30_2018.pdf. 06/30/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2018. Pest Management News newsletter#3. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/Pest%20Management%20News%203%20073118.pdf. 07/31/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2018. Pest Management News newsletter#4. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/Pest%20Management%20News%204%20083118.pdf. 08/31/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2018. Pest Management News newsletter#5. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/docs/pest-management-newsletters/Pest%20Management%20News%20%235%20093018.pdf. 09/30/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin, Coeditors. 2018. Pest Management News newsletter#6. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/pest-management/docs/pest-management-newsletters/Pest%20Management%20News%20%236%20103118.pdf. 10/31/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Kelly M. Loftin. 2017. Fire Ant Management: The Two-Step Method and Other Approaches News newsletter#1. 05/31/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Mary Hightower. 2017. Take anti-mosquito precautions during warm winter. Article for publication on UACES news page and also sent out to our standard list of 150 media outlets with Mary Hightower, UACES Dir. of Communication Services. 02/14/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D. and Tamara Walkingstick. 2018. Emerald Ash Borer Treatment in Landscape Ash Trees. Pest Management News newsletter#1. 05/31/18. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D., 2017. Invasive Insects in the Arkansas Landscape. 2017 T&O Recertification Training Seminar. Invited by Ples Spradley, UACES Pesticide Education Specialist, for presentation to Commercial Pest/Lawn and Landscape personnel. 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the LRSO Auditorium. 06/14/17. LRSO.

Hopkins, John D., and Paul J. McLeod. 2016. Insect Pest Management in the Home Vegetable Garden. University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service.FSA7510

Hopkins, John D., M. Hightower and C. Meux. 2016. Asthma and Integrated Pest Management. Poster Display requested by Quinyatta Mumford, 501-661-2794, from Arkansas Dept. of Health. Delivered at the Children’s Environmental Health Fair "Bridge to the Future 2016 Event" on April 30, 2016 at the Clinton Museum. 04/30/16. Little Rock, AR.

Loftin, Kelly M., John D. Hopkins, and Anne-Marie Callcott. 2016. Evaluation of various insecticide combinations as fire ant quarantine treatments on commercial grass sod. 2016 National Conference on Urban Entomology and Invasive Fire Ant Conference. 05/22-25/16. Albuquerque, NM.

Loftin, Kelly M., John D. Hopkins, and Anne-Marie Callcott. 2017. Evaluation of Imported Fire Ant Quarantine Treatments in Commercial Grass Sod: Arkansas 2016. In Anne-Marie Callcott (ed.), Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Imported Fire Ant and Other Invasive Ants Conference. Mobile, AL.

Loftin, Kelly M., John D. Hopkins, and Anne-Marie Callcott. 2017. Evaluation of various insecticides and insecticide combinations as fire ant quarantine treatments on commercial grass sod (Poster). 2017 Annual Imported Fire Ant and Other Invasive Ants Conference. Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, AL 36602. 05/17/17. Mobile, AL.

Robbins, J., J. Hopkins, M. Gu, M. Merchant, E. Vafaie, Z. Wang, Y. Chen. 2016. We Hate to Report that ‘Crapemyrtle Bark Scale’ is Here. Virginia Nursery & Landscape Assoc. (VNLA) Newsletter, Oct/Nov/Dec. [86(4): 32-34]: https://issuu.com/hortman48/docs/vnla_86.4_fall_2016_online.

Robbins, Jim and John D. Hopkins. 2016. Crapemyrtle Bark Scale Update. 2016 AGIA Annual Landscape Day at Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, AR. Invited by Jennifer Gibson, AGIA Program Chairman. 09/29/16. Hot Springs, AR.

Vafaie, Erfan, Michael Merchant, Mengmeng Gu, Xiaoya Cai, John D. Hopkins, and Jim Robbins. 2016. Developing an IPM strategy for a new scale pest of crapemyrtles in Texas, Acanthococcus (=Eriococcus) lagerstroemiae. 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology. Orange County Convention Center. 09/30/16. Orlando, FL.

2018-Present:  Professor and Extension Entomologist - Urban

2011-2018:  Associate Professor and Extension Entomologist - Urban

2002-2011:  Assistant Professor and Extension Entomologist - Urban

1999-2002:  Insecticide Testing Coordinator, U of A, CES

1997-1999:  Senior Technical Services Representative, Rhône-Poulenc Agro.

1994-1997:  Senior Field Development Representative, Rhône-Poulenc Ag Company.

1986-1994:  Field Research and Development Representative III, Rhône-Poulenc Ag Company.

1983-1986:  Field Research and Development Representative II, Union Carbide Agricultural Products Company, Inc.

The 2017 Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America Distinguished Achievement Award in Urban Entomology awarded to John D. Hopkins at the Southeastern Branch Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting held March 12-15, 2017 at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, Memphis, TN.

Gold Distinction Award in the Newsletter Category for “Pest Management News” from the Southern Regional Extension Forester Unit Leaders at the Annual Meeting on February 8, 2017 in Athens, GA. Co-awardees are Dr. John D. Hopkins, Dr. Kelly M. Loftin, Dr. Becky McPeake, Dr. Bob Scott and Ms. Sherrie Smith.

ASPMA Appreciation for Support Award. Awarded by the Arkansas School Plant Managers Association to John D. Hopkins for IPM Support to the Russellville School District and the ASPMA. Award presented at the ASPMA Fall Conference, October 24, 2012. Hot Springs, AR.

“Team Award” for the “ASK THE PEST CREW” webpage. Awarded by the Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Iota Chapter to John Hopkins, Steve Vann, John Boyd, and Becky McPeake. Award presented at ESP Annual Meeting as part of the 2012 Galaxy Conference, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. March 29, 2012. Petit Jean Mtn., AR.

National School IPM Demonstration Project IPM Innovator Award. Awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to John D. Hopkins, University of Arkansas and Kenneth Braeutigam, Russellville School District, AR. Award presented at the "IPM at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency" session at the 7th International IPM Symposium. March 27, 2012. Memphis, TN.

Extension Blue Ribbon Communication Award. Awarded by the Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) to John Hopkins as a member of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service "Mobile Web-app for Weed and Insect Control" Interdisciplinary Extension Project Team. Members included Dharmendra Saraswat, John Boyd, James Robbins, and John Hopkins. Presented at the ASHS-Southern Region Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, Feb.4-7, 2012. Monte Nesbitt, Chair, Extension Blue Ribbon Awards Committee.

2009 Friends of Southern IPM Bright Idea Award. Awarded by the Southern IPM Center to John Hopkins as a member of the Southern Region School IPM Working Group.