David E. Bayer

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Department of Plant Biology

160 Robbins Hall

Research Interests

Mechanisms involved in uptake of exogenous materials

Mechanisms involved in uptake of exogenous materials applied to the foliage of plants. Characterizing the translocation process in plants from points of synthesis or high concentrations to areas of utilization or storage. Investigating the entire perennation process in plants from initiation of the vegetative reproductive structure of the mature structure capable of regeneration of new plants including ecological development and fitness costs and competitive interactions. Weed biology.


  • 1951 BS Farm Crops Oregon State University
  • 1953 MS Farm Crops, Weed Science Oregon State University
  • 1958 PhD Agronomy, Weed Science University of Wisconsin


Abdallah MMF, DE Bayer, and CL Elmore. 1992. Effects of light and ethylene on the herbicidal action of acifluorfen. Pestic Biochem Physiol. 42:271-278

Yim K and DE Bayer. 1996. Root growth inhibition of rice by bensulfuren. Weed Science. 36:49-54

Yim K, YW Kown, and DE Bayer. 1997. Growth response and allocation of assimilates of rice seedlings by paclobutrazol and gibberellin treatment. Plant Growth Regulation. :(in press)