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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 33 pages tagged with Centre for biological control (CBC):

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 will be

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

Longer shelf-life and healthier strawberries

A biocontrol fungus has been demonstrated to decrease gray mold substantially in strawberry plants when vectored by bumblebees. This led to improved shelf life of the harvested strawberries with

Can harmful nematodes be controlled with beneficial fungi?

Jesper Fritzon investigates whether the fungus Clonostachys rosea can be used as a biological pesticide against root-knot nematodes in his Master thesis. Nematodes are a group of pests where

RNA i sprutan kan ersätta kemisk bekämpning mot potatisbladmögel

Find a press release in English from The American Phytopathological Society (APS) here. Contact Ramesh Vetukuri , docent Department of plant breeding Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences,

Nationella växtskyddskonferensen 2022

Swedish Plant Protection Conference 2022 cajsa.lithell@slu.se Welcome to the Swedish Plant Protection Conference 2022! The conference will mainly be held in Swedish, but contributions in English

SLU Centre for Biological Control's annual report 2021

SLU Centre for Biological Control, CBC, has now published the annual popular science overview of the activities during 2021. Besides research and innovation, there was a marked increase in CBC’s

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

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

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

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.

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