Academic Background

B.S. (Agr.), University of Guelph, 1972
Ph.D. Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, 1977

Research Interests and Current Efforts

Management of Phytophthora diseases on crops in the Southeast. Phytophthora parasitica var. nicotianae, the incitant of tobacco black shank and Phytophthora capsici, a disease of vegetables are the most current interests. Research is ongoing evaluating management which includes the use of cultural practices, resistance and fungicides. Current research is on plant health product drip injection into polyethylene mulched vegetable crops for disease management. Alternatives to methyl bromide fumigation are also being investigated.
Appointment: Retire/Rehire as of March 1, 2008

Recent Publications

Nischwitz, C., R. D. Gitaitis, S. W. Mullis, A. S. Csinos, D. B. Langston, Jr., A. N. Sparks. 2007. First Report of Iris Yellow Spot Virus in Spiny Sowthistle (Sonchus asper) in the United States. Plant Disease 91:11, 1518.

Nischwitz, C. H., H. R. Pappu, S. W. Mullis, A. N. Sparks, D. R. Langston, A. S. Csinos, and R. D. Gitaitis. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of Iris yellow spot virus isolates from onion (Allium cepa) in Georgia (USA) and Peru. J. Phytopathology 155:531-535.

Candole, B. L., A. S. Csinos, and D. Wang. 2007. Distribution and efficacy of drip-applied metam-sodium against the survival of Rhizoctonia solani and yellow nutsedge in plastic-mulched sandy soil beds. Pest Manag Sci. 63:368-475.

Mandal, B., M. L. Wells, N. Martinez-Ochoa, A.. S. Csinos, and H. R. Pappu. 2007. Symptom Development and Distribution of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Flue-Cured Tobacco. Ann. Appl. Biol. 151:67-75.

Mandal, B., H. R. Pappu, A. S. Csinos, and A. K. Culbreath. 2006. Response of Peanut, Pepper, Tobacco, and Tomato Cultivars to Two Biologically Distinct Isolates of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. Plant Dis. 90:1150-1155.

Desaeger, J. A., A. S. Csinos. 2005. Root-knot Nematode Management in Double-Cropped Plasticulture Vegetables. J. Nematology 38:59-67.

Csinos, A.S. 2005. Relationship of Isolate Origin to Pathogenicity of Race 0 and 1 of Phytophthora parasitica var. nicotianae on Tobacco Cultivars. Plant Disease 89:332- 337.

Csinos, A.S. Tospoviruses in Solanaceae and other crops in the Coastal Plain of Georgia, University of Georgia, Res. Report, No. 704, December 2005.

Desaeger, Johan and Csinos, Alex. 2005. Phytotoxicity Associated with Drip-applied 1,3-Dichloropropene and Chloropicrin in Vegetables Produced with Plastic Mulch. HortScience Vol. 40(3): 700-707.