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

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

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

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