Collaborations in biological control

Last changed: 20 December 2022
Four people peek through a large concrete pipe. Photo.
We are always curious about how we can collaborate with different organizations to bring out biological control methods in society! Photo: Cajsa Lithell.

SLU Centre for Biological Control interacts with many external stakeholders in sustainable biocontrol methods. We have contact with authorities as well as companies, interest groups and other research institutes to develop the sustainable plant protection methods of the future. CBC contributes knowledge and expertise in a variety of collaborative projects.

Collaborate with us!

Contact us if you, for example, you want to start a collaboration, have suggestions for student work or want advice on an issue concerning biological control. Contact a reseracher in an area that you are interested in.

  • Biodiversity and conservation biological control with insects and arachnids
    Mattias Jonsson: mattias.jonsson, 018-67 24 50
  • Nematodes in biological control
    Maria Viketoft:, 018-67 15 05
  • Biological control and chemical ecology between insects, microbes and plants
    Paul Becher:, 040-41 53 05
  • Fungi in biological control
    Magnus Karlsson:, 018-67 18 37
  • Plant traits and varieties and biological control in general
    Johan Stenberg:, 040-41 53 78
A hoverfly on a purple flower. Photo.
We investigate how hoverflies can be used to deliver biological pesticides to crops in collaboration with companies in the plant protection sector. Photo: Pixabay.
A field of crops with a strip of purple flowers next to it. Photo.
In the SamZon project, farmers have sown and managed flowering zones for water protection and to promote pollinators and birds since 2018. CBC collaborates with Cultivation in Balance to evaluate and optimize these joint zones to make them a sustainable and economical alternative for farmers. Photo: Neus Rodriguez-Gasol.
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We help the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency with risk-analyses with respect to biocontrol organisms and control of invasive species. Here, Clara Kjellström investigates if a predatory mite can survive the Swedish winter. Photo: Cajsa Lithell.

Agneta-Sundgren.jpg"For farmers, it is important to find solutions to plant protection problems. Learning about biocontrol methods in development is very inspiring and gives hope for the future."

Agneta Sundgren
Lantbrukarnas riksförbund, LRF


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"Contacts with CBC help me to have control over what happens in the field of biological control."

Johanna Jansson
The Swedish Board of Agriculture