Scientific services and infrastructure available at SITES Lönnstorp

Last changed: 10 March 2018

The services and infrastructure available from SITES Lönnstorp, combined with the associated services available from SLU Alnarp, provide scientists in agriculture and ecology a broad range of ready-made support.

SITES Agroecologcial Field Experiment (SAFE):
SAFE consists of four agricultural systems: agroecological intensification cropping, perennial cereal cropping, organic cropping, and a reference conventional cropping rotation. The facility is repeated in four experimental blocks, covering a total of 14.2 hectares.

Conventional and organic fields:
SITES Lönnstorp offers 18 hectares of organic and 60 hectares of conventional cropping land for tailored field experiments.

Experienced staff:
SITES Lönnstorp is well serviced with three full time technical assistant staff, plus seasonal workers.

Monitoring data:
Continuous monitoring is undertaken on climate, soil properties (within SAFE), yield (within SAFE), water infiltration, and on common spectral parameters (fixed within SAFE and mobile) - spectral monitoring is part of the SITES Spectral program.

List of monitoring data
Map of monitoring points

Office space:
Office space can be arranged at either the Alnarp campus or the Lönnstorp farm.

Machinery park:
SITES Lönnstorp has a modern machinery park specially developed for agricultural experimentation.
Contact the Station manager, Erik Steen Jensen, for a full list of available machinery and implements.

Field equipment:
An extensive store of field equipment is available for managing experimental plots and for sampling soil and plant material.
Contact the Station manager, Erik Steen Jensen, for a full list of available field equipment.

Laboratories at Alnarp:
Established laboratory services are available at Alnarp for soil, plant, microbial and entomology analyses.

Greenhouses and Biotron at Alnarp:
Alnarp has a brand-new, world-class Biotron.
Modern greenhouses are also available for researchers.

Functional services and infrastructure

Transport:
The Alnarp campus is accessible by car, bike and public transport. The bus connects directly with both Malmö Central and Lund Central.

Accommodation:
Malmö and Lund offer accommodation of all levels and that is less than 15 km away. Accommodation is also available in Lomma.

Food:
The on-campus restaurant and the cafes and restaurants in Lomma are all within a 5 minute drive of Lönnstorp. There is a lunch room at Lönnstorp.

More information on services and infrastructure available at Lönnstorp and Alnarp.

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