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Johannes Albertsson

Johannes Albertsson

Presentation

My work has during the last five years (2010-2015) been focused on the interaction between weeds and willow, a perennial bioenergy crop. My main objective has been to reduce or eliminate the use of herbicides during the establishment phase of the willow crop. I have investigated how willow clones differ in their ability to compete with weeds, and how this ability is affected by the common practice of cutting back first-year shoots. I have also compared the efficiency of chemical and non-chemical weed control methods such as torsion weeders and cover crops. The research has been conducted through large-scale field trials and in close collaboration with farmers and agricultural advisors.

I have, since 1 July 2015, a fulltime position as a post doc in a European project named Climate-CAFÉ. My focus in this project is to obtain new knowledge from Swedish long-term experiments regarding climate change adaptability of different cropping systems. I will also take part in workshops together with farmers for design of innovative cropping systems that will have a high adaptive capacity to climate change.

Teaching

Cropping systems
Basic statistics

Background

MSc in Horticultural Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 2008
PhD in Agriculture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 2014

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Contact
Researcher at the Institutionen för biosystem och teknologi
Telephone: 040-415512, 0708-658318
Work description: Willow, weed control, bioenergy, cropping systems and climate change
Postal address:
Biosystem och Teknologi, Box 103
230 53 ALNARP
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 16, Alnarp

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