About us

Last changed: 01 September 2023
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We want to shape the future of cropping systems, combining improved quality and quantity of crop production with enhanced ecosystem services and reduced negative environmental impact. Our research, collaboration and education shall contribute to an ecologically sustainable development.

Some facts about the department

Some facts about the department

  • Together with the Department of Ecology we form the Ecology Centre.
  • We are responsible for the crop variety testing in Sweden.
  • Together with the Depertment of Soil and Environment we run SLU Field Research Station in Lövsta.
  • Within the department we also have the Centre for Organic Food & Farming (EPOK) and the SLU Field Research Unit (SLU Fältforsk).
  • We have goals to reduce our negative environmental impact from travel, purchasing and energy consumption. We also want to increase our positive environmental impact by sharing our knowledge on sustainable development and sustainable use of natural resources with society.


Robert Glinwood, Head of Department
Department of Crop Production Ecology, SLU
robert.glinwood@slu.se  018-672342        

Johannes Forkman, Director of Studies for Research Education at the Department of Crop Production Ecology
johannes.forkman@slu.se, +4618671410

Ida Kollberg, Researcher at the Department of Crop Production Ecology, director of undergraduate studies

Lisa Beste, Communications Officer
Department of Crop Production Ecology, Department office

Maria Bywall, Head of Administration
Department of Crop Production Ecology, Department office