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Clemson University
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Milan Panth

PhD Graduate Research Assistant
Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, Edisto Research and Education Center

Office: 64 Research Rd, Blackville, SC
Phone: 615-730-0931



Educational Background

PhD Bacteriology
Clemson University

MS Plant Pathology
Tennessee State University 2020

BS Agriculture
Tribhuvan University 2016


I am a PhD student in Dr. Hehe Wang’s bacteriology lab at Edisto REC. I am a member of the American Phytopathological Society (APS), PES Graduate Student Association (PES GSA), and Edisto Research Association (ERA).

Research Interests

Dr. Hehe's lab conducts basic and applied research to study the epidemiology, ecology, and genetics of bacterial pathogens in different crop production systems. My current research focuses on examining the prevalence of chemical resistance in Xanthomonas arboricola pv. pruni on Peach production system, and develop sustainable approaches for disease management.


Panth, M., Witcher, A., Baysal-Gurel, F. 2021. Response of Cover Crops to Phytopythium vexans, Phytophthora nicotianae, and Rhizoctonia solani, Major Soilborne Pathogens of Woody Ornamentals. Agriculture, 11(8): 742.

Panth, M., Baysal-Gurel, F., Avin, F.A., Simmons, T. 2021. Identification and chemical and biological management of Phytopythium vexans, the causal agent of Phytopythium root and crown rot of woody ornamentals. Plant disease, PMID: 32910733

Baysal-Gurel, F., Liyanapathiranage, P., Panth, M., Avin, F.A., Simmons, T. 2020. First report of Phytopythium vexans causing root and crown rot on flowering cherry in Tennessee. 10.1094/PDIS-06-20-1166-PDN

Panth, M., Baysal-Gurel, F., Simmons, T., Addesso, K.M., Witcher, A. 2020. Impact of Winter Cover Crop Usage in Soilborne Disease Suppressiveness in Woody Ornamental Production System. Agronomy, 10, 995.

Panth, M., Hassler, S. and Baysal-Gurel, F. 2020. Methods for Management of Soilborne Diseases in Crop Production. Agriculture, 10(1), 16.

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