Helena Aronsson, soil and environment
Helena Aronsson is an expert on soil and environment. Good nutrient management on a farm is the key for efficient production with low negative environmental impact.
In collaboration with stakeholders and authorities in the agricultural sector, I develop management practices to improve both production and environment.
Good nutrient management on a farm is the key for efficient production with low negative environmental impact. My research activities mainly focus on the development of management practices to reduce nutrient losses in different types of cropping systems. I feel challenged by transferring the theoretical knowledge gained through our research here at SLU into practical use on Swedish farms.
For measures to be efficient against nutrient losses they must suit the crop and animal production and must also be combined with other urgent environmental concerns. Viable collaboration between researchers, authorities and stakeholders within the agricultural sector is essential to be successful with this work.
I see the students at SLU as important links for future contacts and thus incorporate education into my work to establish new contacts with stakeholders. I am convinced that the common goal of reducing nutrients to stop increased eutrophication of our reservoirs will only be reached by communication and collaboration. As a senior lecturer with extension duties I will contribute to this.