Pat Hayes

Oregon State University
Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Science
Corvallis, OR


Pat’s research team focuses on barley in its many forms and uses. His current research interests include: development of winter habit barley varieties for malting and human nutrition; the many facets of winter hardiness; dissection of quantitative disease resistance; characterization and utilization of genetic diversity; stimulating local barley production; and barley quality assessment.

Under his direction, the OSU Barley Project has released 13 varieties/germplasms, developed 12 mapping populations, distributed approximately 14 MT of germplasm, published 145 papers in refereed journals and authored 13 book chapters.