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

Bharathi Boddu wins award for innovative research on a mute button for potato blight

Bharathi Boddu, master student at SLU Alnarp, won the Global Sustainaibility Award on SLU Thesis Day 2024 for her work on strategies to combat potato late blight with virus-like particles. Bharathi's

Naga Charan Konakalla receives royal award for research on nano carriers for targeted pesticide delivery

Naga Charan Konakalla has been awarded a prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50-year fund for science, technology and the environment, for his work on virus-like proteins as nano carriers for targeted

The gout fly - a new pest of spring wheat

The gout fly came to southern Sweden in 2019 and damages spring wheat. Hanna Kollberg has compiled information about the biology, damage and control of the corn fly in Sweden in her bachelor's thesis

Seminar 30 May on the biocontrol fungus Clonostachys rosea

Welcome to a seminar 30 May, 13.00 with the title "Comparative genomics of the biocontrol fungus Clonostachys rosea" with Magnus Karlsson from the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology at

Comparative genomics of the biocontrol fungus Clonostachys rosea

cajsa.lithell@slu.se Welcome to the seminar "Comparative genomics of the biocontrol fungus Clonostachys rosea" by Magnus Karlsson from the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology at SLU.

Exploring the future of agrobiodiversity

Increased agrobiodiversity is expected to provide more resilient ecosystem services in our farmlands. Mattias Jonsson and Ariani Wartenberg aim to improve agrobiodiversity for resilient pest control

A new bacterial consortium can combat economically important wheat disease

A new promising mix of bacteria is identified for managing Fusarium head blight, a disease that cause economical losses worldwide. This biological control method could be a step towards using less

A visit from Italy to develop new biocontrol agents

Associate Professor Vittoria Catara from the University of Catania in Italy is visiting Campus Alnarp for two weeks. The aim of the visit is to investigate interactions between microbes to develop

Intensive agriculture results in less reliable weed control from seed eaters

To increase crop productivity, agriculture relies on intensive use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. In a new study, researchers show that with intensive agriculture, there is a risk of losing

Are pests adapting to the push-pull system?

Ecologically intensified farms in Kenya, where biodiversity is carefully managed, maintain successful pest control over time. That is the result of a research study published in 2023. The idea of

Small RNAs – the future of plant protection?

Small RNAs are common in fungi, including fungi that can be used as biocontrol agents in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. In a new review, SLU scientists highlights the diverse function of

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