Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of zoology.
Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are part of the biodiversity on which we all depend for our survival. They are increasingly under threat from human activities
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Synthetic cattle urine in the fight against malaria
World Malaria Day is marked each year on 25 April, and is instituted by the World Health Organization as an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment
Larger projects that SLU Risk assessment of plant pests works with. Assessing the confidence in pest freedom gained in the past pine wood nematode surveys Quarantine pests are surveyed with the aim
Department of Ecology
How can we manage forests and land without threating biodiversity and ruining ecosystem services? These divergent goals require a broad understanding of ecological interactions in nature.
Swedish National Plant Protection Conference 2022
How do we achieve sustainable plant protection? This was discussed at the Swedish National Plant Protection Conference 2022 on 9-10 November at Ultuna in Uppsala.
Report regulated pests
If you suspect an attack by a quarantine pest, you are obliged to report it to the Swedish Board of Agriculture by filling in a report form. Here you will also find more information about new and
Centre for Biological Control (CBC)
We contribute to the development of new knowledge concerning the use of living organisms to control pests and diseases.
Biodiversity and conservation biological control with insects and arachnids
Natural enemies of crop pests often have a large effect on pest populations. Research that CBC has participated in has shown that natural enemies can reduce crop losses due to bird cherry oat aphids
Chemical communication between plants, microbes and insects
Insect pests use chemical signals (semiochemicals) to find food, hosts and mates. Accordingly, chemical communication can be used as a target for pest control. The application of semiochemicals
CBC develops knowledge about biological control, to use living organisms to control pests.
SLU Risk assessment of plant pests
We perform independent analyses which will provide support to the Swedish Board of Agriculture in their effort to counter the damage of non-indigenous pests.