FältForsk (Field Research Unit)
Variety testing - field of ray in Mälardalen region. Photo: Jannie Hagman
FältForsk is a contact unit between SLU and external organisations involved in agricultural field research. The mission is to coordinate and develop field research methods for planning and reporting results as well as stimulating the use of good routines/equipment in field and in laboratories.
FältForsk conists of a small coordinating office and eight Theme Groups. It is lead by a working committee. In the SLU organization, the coordinating office of FältForsk is placed at the Department of Crop Production Ecology but with a separate budget.
The theme group chairpersons and secretaries carry out their work as part of their ordinary positions at SLU and Agricultural Societies (privately owned, regional, organisations that carry out the main part of Swedish field trials).