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Centre for Biological Control, CBC

The Centre for Biological Control, CBC, contributes to the development of new knowledge concerning the use of living organisms to control pests and diseases. CBC is a competence driven actor in biological control, both nationally and internationally.


There are 36 pages tagged with Centre for biological control (CBC):

Aureobasidium – an upcoming agricultural hero

Aureobasidium are black, yeast-like fungi. These microorganisms can provide ecological and safe strategies that might be adopted in agricultural production systems and food processing. In a new

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

Herd immunity in food crops for increased food safety

Can heard immunity in food crops be achieved through speckled use of resistant cultivars, biocontrol and chemical fungicides? This will be investigated in a new research project at SLU financed by

Weed seed predation depends on agricultural intensity

Field management intensity weakens the ecosystem service of weed seed predation. This is shown by SLU researchers in a new study. In addition, a new metric was developed that can assess the strength

Monitoring and reducing pesticide use in farming in Zambia

As part of their work to monitor and reduce pesticide use in farming, a delegation from Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA), met and discussed with researchers at SLU. The Swedish Chemicals

Open Meeting FDC

Open meeting SLU Skogsskadecentrum katja.fedrowitz@slu.se Welcome to the Open Meeting of the SLU Forest Damage Centre on 19-20 January at the Aronsborg conference centre in Bålsta. The meeting is

The fungus that attracts male flies to mate with carcasses

A parasitic fungus tricks healthy houseflies into mating with infected, dead female flies of the same species. The fungus is specific to houseflies and may, in the long term, be developed into a

Developing Sustainable agriculture systems: Push Pull Technology in Rwanda

Food insecurity is expected to worsen with population growth, land-use change, and climate change. One way to develop sustainable smallholder agricultural systems in East Africa is to use push pull

Call to attend conferences in plant protection

The SLU Plant Protection Network is launching a special call for researchers at SLU for attending conferences relevant to their study subject or project work within the area of plant protection/plant

Raspberries - the battleground between flies, yeast and fungi

A species of fly works together with a yeast to combat a raspberry-bound mould that threatens the insects' larvae. This is the topic of a recent article written by Paul Becher and colleagues. Fruit

Plant health and biocontrol in focus at Älvkarleby

A course in plant pathology was arranged in May in Älvkarleby for 22 doctoral students from the Nordic countries. The role of microorganisms in biological control of plant diseases was in focus.

Mudassir Iqbal receives royal award for research on biocontrol

Researcher Mudassir Iqbal has received an award for research on biological pesticides from King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and Environment. The scholarship was

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