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Director and Professor
  The West Tennessee Research & Education Center
  Plant Sciences
Office: 106 WTREC Headquarters
Phone: (731) 424-1643
Email: rhayes1@tennessee.edu

Focus: Weed Science

  • Weed management
  • Weed Biology
  • Herbicide metabolism and physiology
  • Research Center Administration
Recent Publications


Forest Research
UT's Institute of Agriculture has research projects statewide to help landowners better manage their timber.  
Weed Research
A climate that's good for a variety of crops means many types of weeds also thrive. UT AgResearch works to help farmers battle this yearly problem that can greatly affect their yields.  
Wood for Biomass
Tennessee's vast forests might someday be used for biomass.