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SLU Grogrund - centre for breeding of food crops

There are 31 pages tagged with SLU Grogrund:

Better barley

The project in brief The aim of this project is to strengthen existing domestic barley breeding by introducing novel and efficient methods, in particular the implementation of genomic-assisted


Current projects Completed projects Completed projects Plant breeding in horticultural field crop production

HeRo - Healthy Roots: Development of tools for the selection of robust cultivars in Swedish plant breeding, with focus on the root system

The project in brief Crop root systems are central for the uptake of plant nutrients, disease resistance and resistance to extreme weather. Healthy root systems therefore contribute to a reduced risk

New and effective methods to breed timothy grass

The project in brief Timothy grass (Phleum pratense L.) is Sweden’s most common forage grass, and it is therefore highly important in the production of high-quality feed for both cattle and pets. The

Plant breeding for optimised interactions between crops and microorganisms to enhance disease management and production with reduced agrochemical use

The project in brief Biological control* is a method for plant protection that is steadily expanding. This project focuses on how plants and beneficial microorganisms interact with each other and how

Searching unique qualities from old and alien cereals for use in conventional and organic breeding

The project in brief One of the most significant contributors to the global burden of diseases is the low consumption of whole grains, particularly whole grains of wheat products. Whole grains of

Improving the quality of rapeseed cakes for high-quality feed and food

The project in brief Rapeseed is grown in Sweden as a given, high-yielding and environmentally sustainable oil crop in succession systems. Today, oil is primarily extracted from the seeds, and the

Pea – the key for future green protein

The project in brief The overall increased awareness of the climate effects of an animal-based diet and the need to reduce our import dependence on soybean drive the demand for locally produced

Faba bean for future food and feed

The project in brief Both Sweden and all of Europe currently depend on imported soybeans to meet the needs for vegetable protein, which is largely used for animal feed. Our goal is to fulfil Sweden’s

Turnip-rape – a flexible and hardy oil crop for Sweden

The project in brief Turnip-rape is an environmentally sustainable oil crop used in crop rotation systems, primarily in northern Sweden, but it is also a good alternative for cultivation in parts of

Towards Winter Wheat and Oat Cultivars with Low Cadmium Uptake

The project in brief Cadmium, which occurs naturally in the environment, negatively influences plant growth and human health. The goal of this project is to identify genomic regions in winter wheat

World Soil Day 2022: ”Soils, where food begins”

World Soil Day 2022: ”Soils, Where food begins” amanda.oberg@slu.se Agricultural soils are the foundation of our food supply. But to keep our soils capable of delivering such an important ecosystem