Dr. Anthony P. Keinath, Ph.D.
Professor of Plant Pathology
Coastal Research and Education Center, Charleston, SC
1982 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Botany-Honors. B.Sc.
1985 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Plant Pathology/Mycology. M.Sc.
1988 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Plant Pathology/Soil Science. Ph.D.
Dr. Keinath serves as the vegetable pathologist for South Carolina growers. His appointment time is split 80% research and 20% Extension. Current research topics include Fusarium wilt, gummy stem blight, anthracnose, and downy mildew on watermelon and other cucurbits (vine crops); Southern blight on tomato; and bacterial blight on mustard greens.
Dr. Keinath's research focuses on management, ecology, and epidemiology of fungal and bacterial pathogens of cucurbits and cole crops and general sustainable disease management for vegetables. His area of expertise is the fungus Didymella bryoniae, the cause of gummy stem blight and black rot on cucurbits.