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Chad Hayes

Research Geneticist (Plants)


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Chad Hayes
Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research
Research Geneticist (Plants)
Chad.Hayes@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (806) 749-5560 ext. 5219
Fax: (806) 723-5272

3810 4th Street
LUBBOCK , TX 79415

Dr. Chad Hayes is a research geneticist at the Cropping Systems Research Laboratory in Lubbock, Texas and an adjunct assistant professor of sorghum breeding at Texas A&M University and Kansas State University. Chad received his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas in 2016. Chad’s research interests include the development of cold and drought tolerant sorghum germplasm, the development of high yielding grain sorghum hybrids adapted to Texas and Kansas, and the utilization of diverse and exotic germplasm in a breeding program. Chad has distributed over one hundred breeding lines to the sorghum industry, with many lines performing well with multiple seed companies. Most recently, Chad officially released R.LBK1 and R.LBK2, two sorghum germplasm lines with strong sugarcane aphid resistance and excellent grain yield.

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