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Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

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Political deafness may impede transition to biological control

The EU Commission has proposed a new Regulation on the sustainable use of plant protection products. One of its goals is that chemical control has largely been replaced with biological control not

International Day of Plant Health

katja.fedrowitz@slu.se The International Day of Plant Health (I.D.P.H.) is an annual celebration held on May 12 to raise awareness about protecting plant health to improve food security,

Kraftsamling växthälsa

Plant Health Joint Action (Kraftsamling växthälsa) katja.fedrowitz@slu.se SLU together with the Swedish Board of Agriculture have developed a plan for a Plant Health Joint Action (Kraftsamling

SLU Centre for Biological Control's annual report 2022

“SLU has never had such a strong position in biological control as now”, says Johan Stenberg, the Director of the SLU Centre for Biological Control, CBC. Now, CBC’s annual popular science overview of

Biotic threats to Pine stands in Northern Fennoscandia

cajsa.lithell@slu.se Welcome to an excursion that aims compare and discuss the damages by ungulates and pathogenic fungi (in particular Cronartium pini) on pines in Northern Sweden and Northern

Paul Kardol – new Professor in forest microbiology

Paul Kardol researches plant-soil interactions and ecosystem processes. The last ten years he has been investigating the subarctic tundra in northern Sweden and focused on questions related to global

Soil fungi and bacteria stabilize vegetation in the subartic

Global warming is changing subarctic and arctic ecosystems with profound consequences for life in the north. Interactions between plants and soil microbial communities are key for the stability of

Forest damage – Incidence and causation

PhD course: Forest damage – Incidence and causation dimitris.athanassiadis@slu.se Forest provide several biobased products and a number of ecosystem services such as habitat for wildlife, clean

Leaves as spore traps for improved forecasting methods

In this project we investigate if wheat leaves can be used to catch and analyse fungal spores. By increasing our knowledge on how diseases spread, we suggest better control strategies. Knowledge of

Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

We undertake fundamental and applied research on plant-microbe interactions, mycology, microbial ecology and evolution, as well as biodiversity. Central themes are forest and plant pathology, and

The importance of soil for food and climate in the spotlight during World Soil Day

Soil is the basis for our food supply, and also has an important role to play in climate change. To draw attention to soil and the ecosystem services it provides, a day with seminars was organised at


Vahideh Rafiei and Malin Elfstrand have been awarded research grants from Formas' open call for research on fungi that cause diseases on cereals and spruce breeding. Formas’ research council finances