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Weed ecology and management

We study both basic and applied aspects of the ecology and management of weeds in agriculture. We base our research on ecological theory with focus on a system perspective to address challenges in agriculture and to ensure sustainable food production.

Eight people standing on a bridge.

Research themes:

  • Functional traits in weed communities
  • Crop-weed chemical interactions
  • Weed seed predation
  • Weed management in minimum tillage systems
  • Sustainable farming and cropping system
  • Weed management through multifunctional crops
  • Management of problematic weeds
  • Weed control methods
  • Plant-microbe interactions in weed management
  • Weed management in novel crops

From Left: Göran Bergkvist, Elsa Lagerquist, Iris Dahlin, Eirini Lamprini Daouti, James Ajal, Darwin Thomas Hickman, Alexander Menegat and Fede Berckx.
Not shown: Anneli Lundkvist and Tove Ortman.

Our research projects

Published: 29 February 2024 - Page editor: lisa.beste@slu.se

Contact Department of Crop Production Ecology

Head of department Robert Glinwood, robert.glinwood@slu.se


Postal address: Box 7043 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden; visiting address: Ekologicentrum, Ulls väg 16; delivery address: Ulls väg 18B, 756 51 Uppsala, Sweden


Postal address campus: SLU or VPE, 901 83 Umeå, Sweden; visiting address campus: SLU, Skogsmarksgränd, 907 36 Umeå, våning 5; delivery/visiting address field research: Inst. för VPE, Verkstadsgatan 15 A, 904 32 Umeå, Sweden


Postal address: Box 7062, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden; delivery-/visiting address: Funbo Lövsta 19, 755 97 Uppsala, Sweden

Billing address

SLU Fakturamottagning, Box 7090, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden