Personnel – Pullman

Pullman Campus

Dr. Johnston standing next to a railing with mountains behind him

Dr. William J. Johnston

Professor Emeritus of Turfgrass Science

Dr. Johnston retired in 2016 having been a faculty member at WSU for 36 years. He taught two courses in Turfgrass Management, Forage Crops, and coordinated the Crops Internship and Special Problems courses. He also served as the academic advisor to all turfgrass majors in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. Dr. Johnston received his B.S. from Penn State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Auburn University. His current research, as an emeritus professor, focuses on snow mold control and selective control of annual bluegrass in golf course fairways with mesotrione, methiozolin, and Pseudomonas fluorescens strain D7.

Charles Golob fishing

Charles T. Golob

Research Supervisor

Charles Golob has been working with Dr. Johnston for 33 years as a Research Supervisor. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in the Yakima Valley and received his B.S. and M.S. in Agronomy from WSU. He is currently in charge of various research projects and manages the Turfgrass Research Facility.