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Göran Bergkvist

Göran Bergkvist
Associate professor in crop production science. I teach and do research about cropping systems and the interaction with the cultivated crops and the production system. The focus in my research is on the design and evaluation of cropping systems where inputs are replaced by ecosystem services.


Since 2015 I am responsible for the subject area of cropping systems and lead the unit of Agricultral Cropping Systems at the Department of Crop Production Ecology. I am Vice Dean of Agricultural Sciences at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (NJ), member of the Faculty board, chairman of the SLU Cropping System Platform, chairman of the Field Research Unit, a joint venture between SLU and stakeholders in agricultural field research, and chairman of the Management board for long-term experiments. 


I am the main supervisor of Moritz Reckling and Elsa Lagerquist, and assistant supervisor of Tarirai Muoni and Do Van Hung.

Selected publications

Zhou, Z., Palmborg, C., Ericson, L., Dryler, K.,  Lindgren, K.,  Bergkvist, G., Parsons, D. Summary of results of a long-term experiment in Northern Sweden
investigating the balance of leys and annual crops in a cropping system. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science (in press)

Chopin, P., Guindé, L.,  Causeret, F., Bergkvist, G.,  Blazy, J.M. (2018) Integrating stakeholder preferences into assessment of scenarios for electricity production from locally produced biomass on a small island. Renewable Energy (2018), doi:10.1016/j.renene.2018.06.031

Pappa, R., Marinaria, S., Moscatelli, M.C., van der Heijden, M.G.A., Wittwer, R., Campiglia, E., Radicetti, E., Mancinelli, R., Fradgley, N., Pearce, B., Bergkvist, G., Finckh, M.R. (2018) Short-term changes in soil biochemical properties as affected by subsidiary crop cultivation in four European pedo-climatic zones. Soil & Tillage Research 180, 126–136.

Ringselle, B., Bertholtz, Magnuski, E., Mangerud, K., Brandsæter, L.O. & Bergkvist, G. (2018)Rhizome fragmentation by vertical discs reduces Elymus repens growth and benefits Italian ryegrass-white clover crops. Front. Plant Sci. 8:2243. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.02243

Kolberg, D., Brandsæter, L., Bergkvist, G., Solhaug, K., Melander, B., & Ringselle, B. (2017). Effect of Rhizome Fragmentation, Clover Competition, Shoot-Cutting Frequency, and Cutting Height on Quackgrass (Elymus repens). Weed Science, 1-11. doi:10.1017/wsc.2017.65

Schmidt, J.H., Bergkvist, G., Campiglia, E., Radicetti, E. Wittwer, R.A., Finckh, M.R. & Hallmann, J. (2017) Effect of tillage, subsidiary crops, and fertilization on plant-parasitic nematodes in a range of agro-environmental conditions within Europé. Annals of Applied Biology 171, 477–489. DOI: 10.1111/aab.12389

Nkurunziza, L., Chongtham, I.R.,  Watson, C.A., Marstorp,H., Öborn, I., Bergkvist, G., Bengtsson, J. (2017) Understanding effects of multiple farm management practices on barley performance. European Journal of Agronomy 90, 43–52.

St-Martin, A., Vico, G.,  Bergkvist, G. & Bommarco, R. (2017) Diverse cropping systems enhanced yield but did not improve yield stability in a 52-year long experiment. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 247 (2017) 337–34.

Watson, C.A., Reckling, M., Preissel, S., Bachinger, J., Bergkvist, G., Tom Kuhlman, T., Lindström, K.,  Nemecek, T.,  Topp, C.F.E., Vanhatalo, A., Zander, P.M., Murphy-Bokern, D. & Stoddard, F.L (2017) Grain legume production and use in European agricultural systems. Advances in Agronomy 144, 235-303.

Bergkvist, G., Ringselle, B.,  Magnuski, E., Mangerud, K. & Brandsaeter, L.O. (2017) Control of Elymus repens by rhizome fragmentation and repeated mowing in a newly established white clover sward. Weed Research 57, 172–181. DOI: 10.1111/wre.12246

Ringselle, B., Prieto-Ruiz, .I,  Andersson, L.,   Aronsson, H.,  Bergkvist, G. (2017) Elymus repens biomass allocation and acquisition as affected by light and nutrient supply and companion crop competition. Annals of Botany 119, 477-485. 

Chongtham, I.R.,  Bergkvist, G.,  Watson, C.A., Sandström, E., Bengtsson, J. &  Öborn, I. (2017) Factors influencing crop rotation strategies on organic farms with different time periods since conversion to organic production, Biological Agriculture & Horticulture 33, 14-27. DOI: 10.1080/01448765.2016.1174884

Iannetta PP, Young M, Bachinger J, Bergkvist G, Lopez-Bellido RJ, Doltra J, Monti M, Pappa V, Reckling M, Topp CF, Walker R, Rees RM, Watson CA, James EK, Squire GR and Begg GS (2016). A comparative nitrogen balance and productivity analysis of legume and non-legume supported cropping systems: the potential role of biological nitrogen fixation. Front. Plant Sci. 7:1700. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01700 

Tidåker, P., Bergkvist, G., Bolinder, M., Eckersten, H., Johnsson, H., Kätterer, T., Weih, M. (2016)  Estimating the environmental footprint of barley with improvednitrogen uptake efficiency—a Swedish scenario study. European Journal of Agronomy 80, 45–54.

Reckling, M., Bergkvist, G., Watson, C.A., Stoddard, F.L.,Zander, P.M.,Walker, RL., Pristeri, A.,Toncea, I. and BachingerJ. (2016) Trade-offs between economic and environmental impacts of introducing legumes into cropping systems. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:669. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00669

Reckling, M., Hecker, J-M., Bergkvist, G., Watson, C.,  Zander, P., Schläfke, N.,  Stoddard, F.L.,  Eory, V.,  Topp, C.F.E.,  Maire, J. & Bachinger, J.  (2016) A cropping system assessment framework: Assessing legumes at the cropping system scale. European Journal of Agronomy 76, 186–197. doi:10.1016/j.eja.2015.11.005

Ringselle, B., Bergkvist, G., Aronsson, H. & Andersson. L. (2016) Importance of timing and repetition of stubble cultivation for post-harvest control of Elymus repens. Weed Research 56, 41-49.

Asplund, L., Bergkvist, G. &  Weih, M. (2016) Functional traits associated with nitrogen use efficiency in wheat.  Acta Agriculture Scandinavica, Section B, Soil and Plant Science 66, 153-169. DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2015.1087586


Göran Bergkvist publications according to Google scholar

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Crop Production Ecology; Agricultural cropping systems
Telephone: 018-672910, 070-3443462
Postal address:
Inst för växtproduktionsekologi, Box 7043
Visiting address: Ulls väg 16, Uppsala