- 12 January 2023 Aureobasidium – an upcoming agricultural hero Aureobasidium are black, yeast-like fungi. These microorganisms can provide ecological and safe strategies that might be adopted in agricultural production systems and food processing. In a new review, our knowledge and knowledge gaps about the potential of these microorganism is summarized.
- 25 November 2022 Herd immunity in food crops for increased food safety Can heard immunity in food crops be achieved through speckled use of resistant cultivars, biocontrol and chemical fungicides? This will be investigated in a new research project at SLU financed by Formas.
- 24 November 2022 Weed seed predation depends on agricultural intensity Field management intensity weakens the ecosystem service of weed seed predation. This is shown by SLU researchers in a new study. In addition, a new metric was developed that can assess the strength of weed seed predation.
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