Blair Harlan

Blair Harlan

harlanbl@msu.edu

Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Research Assistant II

Telephone: 517-355-9197

Plant Biology Laboratories
612 Wilson Road, Room 164
East Lansing, MI 48824

 

Education

  • M.S., Plant Pathology, Michigan State University
  • B.S., Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University

The majority of my time involves the coordination of our lab’s ornamental and ginseng research trials in Michigan and Wisconsin.  This research includes the testing of newly registered and experimental fungicides against various fungal pathogens.  I also coordinate the lab’s GLP residue trials on vegetable and specialty crops.  My master’s research was epidemiology and management of coleus downy mildew, caused by caused by Peronospora sp., a new pathogen of coleus.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Hausbeck, M.K., Harlan, B.R., and Brisco-McCann, E.I.  2020.  Advances in Botrytis control for flower crops.  Acta Horticulturae 1288(35): 231-238.

Jeon, S., Krasnow, C.S., Bhalsod, G.D., Harlan, B.R., Hausbeck, M.K., Safferman, S.I., and Zhang, W.  2019.  Control of Phytophthora capsici diseases in greenhouse squash by fast-flow filtration.  Acta Horticulturae (in press).

Harlan, B.R., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2019.  Residual control of downy mildew and Phytophthora root rot on ornamental crops with the novel fungicide oxathiapiprolin.  Acta Horticulturae (in press).

Jeon, S., Krasnow, C.S., Bhalsod, G.D., Harlan, B.R., Hausbeck, M.K., Safferman, S.I., and Zhang, W.  2019.  Rapid sand filtration of recycled irrigation water controlled Pythium root rot of poinsettia in greenhouse.  HortTechnology 29(5):578-589.  Featured on the journal cover.

Abstracts

Getson, S.E., Harlan, B.R., Brisco, E., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2019.  Evaluation of management strategies for Fusarium crown and root rot in Michigan asparagus.  Phytopathology 109(10S):S2.52-53.

Lukasko, N., Harlan, B.R., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2019.  Susceptibility of geranium and snapdragon cultivars to Pythium irregulare.  Phytopathology 109(10S):S2.93-94.

Plant Disease Management Reports

Hausbeck, M.K., and Harlan, B.R.  2020.  Evaluation of the fungicide Broadform for the control of Phytophthora root rot on calibrachoa, 2019.  PDMR 14:V145.

Shrestha, S., Harlan, B.R., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2020.  Evaluation of experimental fungicides and biopesticides against Botrytis blight on poinsettia, 2020.  PDMR 14:OT017.

Lukasko, N.T., Harlan, B.R., and Hausbeck, M.K.  2020.  Evaluation of Broadform residual control of gray mold on poinsettia, 2020.  PDMR 14:OT016.

Hausbeck, M.K., and Harlan, B.R.  2019.  Evaluation of newly-released basil cultivars for resistance to downy mildew in the greenhouse, 2018.  PDMR 13:OT021.

Hausbeck, M.K., and Harlan, B.R.  2019.  Evaluation of newly-registered fungicides for the control of Botrytis blight on geranium, 2019.  PDMR 13:OT020.

Hausbeck, M.K., and Harlan, B.R.  2019.  Evaluation of experimental fungicides against Botrytis blight on geranium, 2018.  PDMR 13:OT014.

Hausbeck, M.K., Harlan, B.R., and Courtney, S.E.  2018.  Evaluation of registered and non-registered fungicides drenches for control of Phytophthora root rot on calibrachoa in the greenhouse, 2016.  PDMR 12:OT022.

Hausbeck, M.K., and Harlan, B.R.  2018.  Evaluation of fungicides for control of powdery mildew of zinnia in the greenhouse, 2018.  PDMR 12:OT023.

Other Publications

Hausbeck, M.K., Harlan, B., and Lopez, R.G.   2020.  Impatiens Downy Mildew Refresher: Use Fungicides Preventively.  e-GRO Alert V9:21.

Hausbeck, M. and Harlan. B.  2020.  Don’t let downy mildew on impatiens surprise you.  MSU Extension News for Agriculture-Floriculture and Greenhouse Crop Production: 9 Apr.

Hausbeck, M., and Harlan, B.  2020.  Recommendations for Botrytis Fungicides for 2020.  MSU Extension News for Agriculture-Floriculture and Greenhouse Crop Production: 3 Apr.

Hausbeck, M., and Harlan, B.  2020.  Welcome impatiens back into your landscape. MSU Extension News for Agriculture-Landscaping: 20 Jan.

Hausbeck, M., and Harlan, B.  2019.  Botrytis control tips for greenhouse ornamentals.  Michigan State University Extension News for Agriculture-Floriculture & Greenhouse Crop Production: 24 May.

Hausbeck, M.K., and Harlan, B.R.  2019.  New solutions for floriculture disease problems.  Pages 2-3 in: Greenhouse Session Summaries, Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, Grand Rapids, MI, Dec.  Online.

Hausbeck, M., and Harlan, B.  2018.  What’s new in Botrytis control research?  MSU Extension News for Agriculture-Floriculture: 11 May.

Homa, K., Hausbeck, M.K., and Harlan, B.  2018.  The IR-4 Project and American ginseng: Like two peas in a pod.  IR-4 eNewsletter 49(4):1-2.

Hausbeck, M., Linderman, S., and Harlan, B.  2018.  Registered products for common greenhouse diseases on vegetables and herbs.  Extension publication online.

Harlan, B.R.  2018.  Epidemiology and management of coleus and impatiens downy mildew; new and emerging pathogens in the United States.  M.S. Thesis, Michigan State University.

Getson, S., Harlan, B., and Hausbeck, M.  2018.  Asparagus pathology update.  Pages 2-5 in: Asparagus Session Summaries, Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, Grand Rapids, MI, Dec.  Online.

Hausbeck, M., and Harlan, B.  2018.  Winning against plant diseases.  Pages 2-9 in: Greenhouse 2 Session Summaries, Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo/Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo, Grand Rapids, MI, Dec.  Online.