David Hannaway
Professor and Forage Program Director

I am a forage specialist at Oregon State University with research, teaching, extension, and international projects responsibilities.

OSU Campus
Department of Crop and Soil Science
125 Crop Science Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-3002
United States
(541) 737-5863

Research

Career Goal
To provide vision and leadership for developing a collaborative work model for national and global colleagues within the forage and grassland sciences, wherein we:

  • make more efficient and effective use of personnel and financial resources (through rewarding cooperation as well as independent accomplishments),
  • apply current and emerging technologies to the benefit of society
  • balance the needs for an economically productive forage/livestock agriculture with those for sustainable resource management,
  • understand a broader concept of scholarship (involving not only discovery but also organization, synthesis, application, and outreach),
  • evaluate and transform scientific research on conserved forages, pastures, and rangelands into useful and effective educational materials for broader societal benefit.

Biography

Educational Background

Ph.D. 1979. University of Kentucky, Plant Physiology

M.S. 1975. University of Tennessee, Plant & Soil Science

B.S. 1973. University of Delaware, Plant & Soil Science

Recent Grants and Awards

  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair China award for 10-month teaching and research program on Grasslands curriculum development, alfalfa modeling and mapping, and designing a "grass-based health" module with US colleague Peter Ballerstedt (salary, travel, and guest lecture support)
  • OSU Extension & Experiment Station Communication Unit grant to develop a forage quality Pachyderm module ($1,500)
  • USDA-RMA Grant to Chris Daly and Cheri Pancake cooperator funding ($31,000)
  • Australian Cooperative Research Council proposal development funding ($12,000)
  • Nanjing Agricultural University visiting scholar and local support funding ($7,500)
  • UNESCAP APCAEM Strategic Planning funding ($3,500)
  • FAO funding to develop USA Grasslands document ($3,000)
  • NSF Grant for Completing the Tall Fescue Online Monograph ($13,380)
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Program support for a two-phase research and education program in Indonesia involving international and local support (~$25,000)

Professional Affiliations

Biographical Sketch

Fulbright Distinguished Chair China Short Biosketch:

I am a forage specialist at Oregon State University with research, teaching, extension, and international projects responsibilities.

After completing degrees at the Universities of Delaware, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and extensive international travel in the spring of 1979,  I began work at OSU and have been there for my entire professional career. Research has focused on biological nitrogen fixation of forage legumes and GIS-based ecological zoning to match species with climate and soil conditions. Extension activities have included national standards for forage quality evaluation and practical computer applications, including extensive work on the Forage Information System (http://forages.oregonstate.edu). Teaching responsibilities focus on forage and livestock systems and developing a national grasslands curriculum. International work has included USDA projects in Tunisia in the 1980s, a sabbatical leave in Avignon, France in 1999-2000, and over 25 years of working in China, with support from the USDA FAS MAP and EMP, Oregon Seed Council, and USTDA. Previous Fulbright activities included a Senior Scholar two-phase project in Banda Aceh, Indonesia to assist with tsunami recovery and develop improved capacity for applied research work at Syiah Kuala University.

Family China connections go back over 100 years to the work of my great uncle Edward Hume with the Yale in China and Johns Hopkins University program that led to establishing a medical center in Changsha. My own China activities began in 1982 with receiving two visiting scholars, one from China Agricultural University and one from the Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences. My first trip to China was in 1984 and I've now made over 60 trips to China, to nearly every Province, agricultural university, and research academy related for forage-livestock systems. Work focuses mostly on helping faculty and students design, execute, and publish their work in English language journals. Products include publication of a book describing the “Forage Resources of China” and investigating the potential for Chinese use of cool-season grasses grown in Oregon.

Key collaboration has been with Christopher Daly and his PRISM system for interpolating ground-based climate station data into gridded, high resolution maps of precipitation and temperature. This has allowed us to develop forage species suitability maps based on climate and soil information and using an innovative Internet Mapserver application. We created a China Map Atlas (http://www.prism.oregonstate.edu/products/china_atlas/) of over 300 climate, soil, and species suitability maps.

My current Distinguished Chair China Fulbright program will focus on developing a Chinese national curriculum for forage and livestock systems, modeling and mapping alfalfa varieties to appropriate areas in China, grassland/rangeland restoration research to match stocking rates to the biological capacity of the land, and assisting faculty and students in their publication efforts. My initial Fulbright program host will be Sichuan Agricultural University, followed by 5 months at Nanjing Agricultural University.

Extracurricular activities include classical piano, officiating basketball and baseball, and scuba diving and skiing with my twin daughters Kayleen and Kourtney.

I accept graduate students for Crop and Soil Science

Publications

Journal Manuscripts:

Han, Yunhua, Tianming Hu, Xianguo Wang, David B. Hannaway, Jun Lid, Peisheng Maoa, Zhiming Cui, Zhenlei Zhu, and Zhengwei Wang. 2014. Effects of Seeding Rate and Nitrogen Application on Tall Fescue Seed Production. Agron. J. 106:119–124. [Role: design, analysis, and writing]

Han, Yunhua, Xianguo Wang, Tianming Hu, David B. Hannaway, Peisheng Mao, Zhenlei Zhu, Zhengwei Wang, and Yongxiang Li. 2013. Effect of Row Spacing on Seed Yield and Yield Components of Five Cool-Season Grasses. Crop Sci. 53:2623–2630. [Role: design, analysis, and writing]

Huang, Yan, Yan Zhu, Hang Wang, Xinfeng Yao, Weixing Cao, David B. Hannaway, and Yongchao Tian. 2011. Predicting winter wheat growth based on integrating remote sensing and crop growth modeling techniques. Acta Ecologica Sinica 31(4):1073-1084. [Role: served as student’s mentor, data analysis, and writing]

Nguyen, M.T., S. L. Ranamukhaarachchi, and D.B. Hannaway. 2011. Efficacy of Antagonist Strains of Bacillus megaterium, Enterobacter cloacae, Pichia guilliermondii, and Candida ethanolica against Bacterial Wilt Disease of Tomato. J. Phytology 3(2):1-10. [Role: Ph.D. student’s committee member, observing data collection, data analysis, and writing]

Tian, Y.C., X. Yao, J. Yang, W.X. Cao, D.B. Hannaway, and Y. Zhu. 2011. Assessing newly developed and published vegetation indices for estimating rice leaf nitrogen concentration with ground- and space-based hyperspectral reflectance. Field Crops Research 120(2):299-310. [Role: data analysis and writing]

HUANG Yan, ZHU Yan, WANG Hang, YAO Xinfeng, CAO Weixing, David B. Hannaway,TIAN Yongchao. 2011. Predicting winter wheat growth based on integrating remote sensing and crop growth modeling techniques. Acta Ecologica Sinica 31(4):1073-1084. [Role: discussions, data analysis, writing]

Chapters and Books

Hannaway, D.B. and H.A. Fribourg. 2011. Country pasture/forage resource profile for the United States of America.  http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof//usa/usa.html. AGP, FAO, Rome. [Role: Lead author and co-editor with Henry Fribourg; project involved dozens of colleagues nationwide]

Hannaway, David B., Peter J. Ballerstedt, Henry A. Fribourg, and Rex D. Pieper. 2011. Chapter 1: Introduction. In: Hannaway, D.B. and H.A. Fribourg. 2011. Country pasture/forage resource profile for the United States of America.  http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof//usa/usa.html. AGP, FAO, Rome. [Role: shared concept development and writing]

Joel R. Brown, David B. Hannaway, Henry A. Fribourg, and Rex D. Pieper. 2011. Chapter 2: Soils and Topography. In: Hannaway, D.B. and H.A. Fribourg. 2011. Country pasture/forage resource profile for the United States of America. http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof//usa/usa.html. AGP, FAO, Rome. [Role: shared concept development and writing]

Christopher Daly, George H. Taylor, David B. Hannaway, Henry A. Fribourg. 2011. Chapter 3: Climate and Agro-ecological Zones. In: Hannaway, D.B. and H.A. Fribourg. 2011. Country pasture/forage resource profile for the United States of America. http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof//usa/usa.html. AGP, FAO, Rome. [Role: shared concept development and writing]

Rayburn, Edward B., Steven Washburn, David B. Hannaway, Henry A. Fribourg, Yoana C. Newman, and Glen K. Fukumoto. 2011. Chapter 5.2: Grasslands in US Humid Regions. In: Hannaway, D.B. and H.A. Fribourg. 2011. Country pasture/forage resource profile for the United States of America. http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof//usa/usa.html. AGP, FAO, Rome. [Role: shared concept development and writing]

Fribourg, Henry A., David B. Hannaway, and Peter J. Ballerstedt. 2011. Chapter 6: Opportunities for Improvement of Grazing Resources and Focus on Grassland Management. In: Hannaway, D.B. and H.A. Fribourg. 2011. Country pasture/forage resource profile for the United States of America. http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof//usa/usa.html. AGP, FAO, Rome. [Role: shared concept development and writing]

Fribourg, Henry A., David B. Hannaway, James Dobrowolski, and Evert Byington. 2011. Chapter 7: Research and Development Organizations and Personnel. In: Hannaway, D.B. and H.A. Fribourg. 2011. Country pasture/forage resource profile for the United States of America. <http://www.fao.org/ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof//usa/usa.html >. AGP, FAO, Rome. [Role: shared concept development and writing]

Abstracts and Presentations

Randow, Brianna. 2014. Estimating Oregon’s Forage Production Potential Using GIS-based Modeling and Mapping Techniques. Oral presentation at: American Forage and Grassland Council Annual Conference, Memphis, TN. 12-13 Jan. National Emerging Scientist Oral Presentation Competition. [Role: Thesis Project Advisor]

Hannaway, David B. 2013. Modeling and Mapping Forage Potential Productivity in Sichuan Province and Oregon. Research Meeting. Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Nanjing, China. 27 November.

Randow, B., D.B. Hannaway, K. Japhet, P.E. Shuler, C. Yang, Z. Li, P.J. Ballerstedt, A.S. Cooper, W. Xianguo, and S. Pholsen. 2013. Creating a Grazing Systems Module for the International Forage and Grasslands Curriculum. Poster presented at: Water, Food, Energy, and Innovation for a Sustainable World. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings, Tampa, Florida. 3-6 Nov. Poster 245-39.

Hannaway, David B. 2013. Forage Identification and Legume Growth and Regrowth. Western SARE Pasture Management Workshop. Dallas, Oregon. 22-24 October.

Hannaway, David B. 2013. Legume Growth and Regrowth. Western SARE Pasture Management Workshop. Laramie, Wyoming. 6-9 October.

Randow, B., D.B. Hannaway, K. Japhet, P.E. Shuler, C. Yang, Z. Li, P.J. Ballerstedt, A.S. Cooper, W. Xianguo, and S. Pholsen. 2013. Creating an International Forage and Grasslands Curriculum. Poster presented at: Revitalising grasslands to sustain our communities. International Grasslands Congress, Sydney, Australia.15-19 Sep. Poster 98.

Hannaway, David B. 2013. Legume Growth and Regrowth. Western SARE Pasture Management Workshop. Ft. Collins, CO. August 20-22.

Hannaway, David B. 2013. Development of Sustainable Forage Livestock Systems for Southeast Asia. Invited Paper for National Forage Conference. Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. June 29-30.

Cooper, Alan S. and David B. Hannaway. 2013. Results Based Management. Project Management Workshop Presentation at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (February, 2013)
Hannaway, David B. 2013. Guest lectures.

  • Bali University, Bali, Indonesia (July, 2013)
    • US Forage and Grassland Systems
    • Modeling and Mapping Forage Suitability Zones Using GIS Techniques
  • Bogor University, Bogor, Indonesia (June, 2013)
    • Writing English Language Scientific Papers
  • Webster University and Silpakorn University, Cha’am, Thailand (January, 2013)
    • Computer Applications in Agriculture
    • Potential Collaborative Projects

Hannaway, David B. 2012-2013. China Fulbright Guest Lectures.

  • Qinghai University
    • Personal Introduction / Family Background and Previous Experiences
    • US and Chinese Grasslands: Compare and Contrast
    • GIS-based Crop Suitability Mapping
    • Writing English Language Scientific Papers
  • Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China (May, 2013)
    • Doing Meaningful Research and Writing Effective Papers (Invited Young Faculty Lecture Program)
  • Southwest University, BeiBei District, Chongqing, China (May, 2013)
    • Grass-based Health: Integrating Soil, Plant, Animal, and Human Nutrition
    • Writing and Publishing English Language Journal Papers
  • Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, China (December, 2012)
    • World Grasslands
    • Comparing and Contrasting US and PRC Grasslands
    • Forage Species Selection Using GIS Technologies
  • Ningxia University, Yinchuan, China (December, 2012)
    • US Grasslands
    • Forage Quality & Testing
    • Forage Species Suitability Modeling
    • Grass-based Health

Halbleib, Michael D., Christopher Daly, and David B. Hannaway. 2012. Nationwide Crop
Suitability Modeling of Biomass Feedstocks. SunGrant Conf. San Antonio, TX.

Zhang Mei, and Zhi-hua Li. 2011. Effects of heat stress on activities and isozymes of antioxidant enzymes of two Kentucky bluegrass cultivars. International Student Conference Proc. [Role: 4 reviews and revisions of entire manuscript]

Hannaway, David B., Christopher Daly, David A. Moat, and Yuegao Hu. 2011. Grassland Restoration Strategies Based on Spatial Climate Information. United Nations Environmental Program Sponsored “Desert Forum”, Ordos, Inner Mongolia.

Hannaway, David B. 2011. Alfalfa Suitability Mapping Based on Quantitative Tolerances of Climate and Soil Factors. Chinese National Alfalfa Research Program Meetings. Beijing, China. (Invited presentation for cooperative project proposal.)

Hannaway, David B. 2011. Grassland Restoration Strategies Based on Spatial Climate Information. UNEP-Sponsored “Desert Forum”, Ordos, Inner Mongolia. (Invited presentation as part of UNAPCAEM delegation.)