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Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics: People

Wayne Hanna


Wayne HannaCrop and Soil Sciences Department
115 Coastal Way
Tifton, GA 31794

Phone: 229-386-3184
Fax: 229-386-7293

Research area: Forage and turfgrass breeding and genetics

Additional website: Warm Season Grass Breeding


Dr. Hanna conducts research on the breeding, genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics and management of new grasses used for forage and turf. Some of his best-known cultivars include TifSport and TifEagle bermudagrass, TifBlair centipedegrass for turf and Tifleaf 3 pearl millet for forage. Dr. Hanna's research is concerned with the development and application of fundamental knowledge and principles essential to breeding, improvement, management, and utilization of grasses.


Degree Field Institution Date Obtained
M.S. Plant Breeding Texas A&M University 1967
Ph.D. Genetics Texas A&M University 1970