Linus Schmitz

Lab Manager
Research Associate
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department

Office: BRC 219C
Phone: 864-656-6704


 Educational Background

M.S. Plant and Environmental Sciences
Clemson University 2019

B.S. Forensic Sciences
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences 2016

 Courses Taught

PLPA 3101 Principles of Plant Pathology


I am a Lab Manager and Research Associate with Dr. Steve Jeffers.


Schmitz, L. T. and Schnabel, G. 2021. Correlating light absorbance parameters in peach skin with susceptibility to streaking and association with rainwater components. PhytoFrontiers.

Krasnow, C., Rechcigl, N., Olson, J., Schmitz, L., Jeffers, S.N. First report of stem and foliage blight of chrysanthemum caused by Phytophthora drechsleri in the United States. 2021. Plant Dis. 105: 3765 doi: 10.1094/PDIS-03-21-0631-PDN.

Jeffers, S. N., Sturdivant, M. R., and Schmitz, L. T. 2020. Managing Phytophthora root rot on American chestnut with fungicides, 2019. Plant Disease Management Reports 14:PF004

Schmitz, L. T., Jeffers, S. N., and Baker, R. B. 2020. Evaluation of fungicides for managing Fusarium root and crown rot on liriope, 2019. Plant Disease Management Reports 14:OT014

Schmitz, L. T. and Schnabel, G. 2019. Infrequent occurrence of peach skin streaking and the role of rainwater attributes on symptom development. Plant. Dis. 103: 2606-2611

Dowling, M. E., Hu, M.-J., Schmitz, L. T., Wilson, J. R. and Schnabel, G. 2016. Characterization of Botrytis cinerea isolates from strawberry with reduced sensitivity to polyoxin D zinc salt. Plant Dis. 100: 2057-2061