Robert Kemerait

Robert Kemerait, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Georgia
Plant Sciences Building
2360 Rainwater Road
Tifton, GA USA 31793-5766
+1 (229) 386-3355

Academic Background

PhD in plant pathology, U of Florida, 2000
BS in chemistry, U of Florida, 1989
BS in biology, Davidson College (NC), 1987

Research Interests

Dr. Kemerait focuses on diseases and plant parasitic nematodes that affect peanuts (Arachis hypogaea), cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), soybeans (Glycine max) and corn (Zea mays). Working with other researchers and Extension specialists at the University of Georgia, as well as colleagues from the agrichemical industry, Kemerait coordinated investigation, development, and implementation of the Peanut Rx, a risk index program for the management of tomato spotted wilt, leaf spot diseases, southern stem rot, and Rhizoctonia limb rot affecting peanut. 

Through collaborative international development projects, he's worked with indigenous peanut farmers in Guyana, South America, since 2002 and with peasant farmers in Haiti since 2007.  

Current project

Production to Consumption - Technologies to Improve Peanut Production, Processing, and Utilization in Haiti

More about Bob

Peanuts can save a life, that's why I go to Haiti

Tiftonite helps farmers keep diseases and nematodes out of crops