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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.

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Insects and rodents can keep agricultural weeds in check

By increasing biodiversity and taking advantage of ecosystem services, we can reduce the use of herbicides in agriculture. An example of an ecosystem service is seed predation by insects and rodents.

Plant protection fungus can control the behavior of plant pathogenic fungi with the help of small RNAs

For the first time, researchers have shown that one fungal species can control the behavior of another fungus using secreted RNA molecules. It has important uses in food safety to protect crops from

Grace contributes to food security with push-pull technologies

Grace Mercy want to contribute to food security, sustainable agriculture and new biocontrol solutions with her new PhD project on push-pull technology. This is a cropping system that that reduces

CBC grants

SLU Centre for Biological Control (CBC) announces a call for projects, workshops and other initiatives in biological control. With a total budget of 400,000 SEK allocated to this call, individual

SLU Plant Protection Network kick-off

cajsa.lithell@slu.se Come, meet and connect with others at SLU working within plant protection or plant health. Get to know and help shaping our new SLU Plant Protection Network, and find out what

Izabella wins the Global sustainability Award with pitch on cover crops

Izabella Lundborg won the Global sustainability award on SLU’s Thesis Day on the 26th of May. At this digital event, Izabella presented her work on cover crops in control of root parasitic and

Landscape complexity promotes resilience of biological pest control

Ecosystem services can be vulnerable to climate change. How vulnerable depends on how resilient they are to, for example, changing temperatures. In a new study, landscape complexity was found to

Only certain types of organic fertilizers increase abundance of soil biota important for soil fertility

To understand how fertilization regulate soil quality, we need to know more about how fertilization affect soil biota. This has been examined in a new study from SLU. The specific fertilizer was

POSTPONED: Nationella växtskyddskonferensen 2021

POSTPONED: Swedish Plant Protection Conference 2021 cajsa.lithell@slu.se Please note that the conference has been postponed until 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic situation. The conference will


Welcome to the digital seminar "Reaping the benefits of microorganisms in cropping systems: Is the regulatory policy adequate?" with Professor Ingvar Sundh from SLU Centre for Biological Control.

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 seminar on mycoparasites

Welcome to a seminar on the 15th of April 1 pm in CBC's seminar series with Dr. Lea Atanasova from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria. The title of the