- 13 January 2022 Two ERC starting grants to SLU This year, two SLU researchers are awarded one of the most prestigious research grants in Europe, a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC): Petra Marhava, for studies of how plants deal with temperature variations, and Derek Lundberg, for studies of interactions between bacteria and plants. ERC staring grants are worth on average €1.5 million.
- 09 September 2021 Grace contributes to food security with push-pull technologies Grace Mercy want to contribute to food security, sustainable agriculture and new biocontrol solutions with her new PhD project on push-pull technology. This is a cropping system that that reduces pest pressure by providing repellent stimuli (push), combined with attractive stimuli (pull). We took the chance to ask her some questions!
- 31 May 2021 Landscape complexity promotes resilience of biological pest control Ecosystem services can be vulnerable to climate change. How vulnerable depends on how resilient they are to, for example, changing temperatures. In a new study, landscape complexity was found to promote resilience of biological pest control to climate change.
Plant protection for the future
Plant protection is about protecting plants from diseases, pests, weather damage, weeds and invasive species. The subject area is of great economic importance for the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors. Plant protection includes plant health and research on measures that combat and prevent pests from spreading, as well as research on ecosystem services.