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Elizabeth L. Little

Extension Plant Pathologist - landscape, garden, and organic fruit and vegetables
  • Plant Pathology
Mailing Address:
Athens, CAES Campus
Shipping Address:
Athens, CAES Campus

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, University of California at Davis, 1995
B.S. in Plant Pathology, Cornell University, 1984

Extension & Research Interests

Management of home landscapes and gardens for a sustainable/reduced environmental impact. Integrated management of plant diseases. Information development and deployment on sustainable agricultural practices for the management of plant diseases/plant health in the Southeast.


Besler, K. R., Little, E. L. 2016. Diversity of Serratia marcescens strains associated with cucurbit yellow vine disease in Georgia. Plant Disease

Boyhan, G. E., Gaskin, J. W., Little, E. L., Fonsah, E. G..and Stone, S. P. 2016. Evaluation of organic cool season vegetable rotations in organic production. HortTechnology XXXXX (in press)

Martinez-Espinoza, A, Little, E., Daly, T. and Vermeer, B. 2016. Identification and Control of Rhizoctonia Large Patch Warm Season Grasses. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. Circular 1088.

Martinez-Espinoza, A, Little, E., Toal, K. and Vermeer, B. 2016. Identification and Control of Dollar Spot in Turfgrasses of Georgia. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. Circular 1091.

Little, E. (editor) 2016. Georgia Plant Disease Loss Estimates 2014, UGA Cooperative Extension Annual Publication 102-7 (in press).

Little, E. (editor) 2015. Southeast Regional Organic Blueberry Pest Management Guide, Southern Small Fruit Consortium and UGA Cooperative Extension, Bulletin 1440-01. January 2015 (revised and reprinted each year).

Besler, K. R., Little, E. L. 2015. First report of cucurbit yellow vine disease caused by Serratia marcescens in Georgia. Plant Disease 99:1175.

Meinersmann, R. J., Berrang, M. E., Little, E. 2013. Campylobacter spp. recovered from the Upper Oconee River Watershed, Georgia in a 4-year study. Microbial Ecology 65:22-27.