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Ekhaga becomes Lövsta Field Research Station

Ekhaga becomes Lövsta Field Research Station

In order to strengthen applied agricultural research opportunities and to increase coordination at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (NJ) at SLU in Uppsala, a new unit has been created: Lövsta Field Research Station. The operations ...

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SLU awards for important and innovative research

Pine weevil. Photo: Claes Hellqvist, SLU Non-toxic combating of large pine weevil, hampering pathogenic microorganisms and an environmentally friendly method for eradicating seed-borne pathogens. These three inventions have been named the most successful ...


Researchers seek success factors for a good crop performance with a new method of data analysis

Barley. Photo: Mårten Svensson How do you get a high barley yield? Researchers at SLU have used a method that allowed them to compare many factors simultaneously to find the management practices that are most significant eg factors related to plant ...

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What Is on the Menu for Dragonflies?

Researchers from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Universities of Turku and Helsinki, Finland, are the first in the world to discover which species adult dragonflies and damselflies prey upon, as modern laboratory techniques enabled ...


Cormorants confirm Darwin"s theory of secondary dispersal of seeds and invertebrates via predation of fish

Skarvkoloni. Foto: Maria Ovegård Charles Darwin noted the potential of birds to spread plant seeds and invertebrates through their fish prey. His theory has now been studied and proved to occur in Great cormorants. Secondary dispersal may provide critical ...

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Svea will be the name of Sweden's new research vessel

Illustration of Svea, Sweden's new ocean-going vessel for marine research and environmental monitoring, currently being built on a shipyard in Spain. Illustration: Skipsteknisk SLU has been commissioned by the Swedish government to build a new ocean-going ...


23 snow leopards have displayed their way of life

Snow leopard. Photo: Örjan Johansson With the help of GPS data from collared snow leopards, research on this enigmatic carnivore has made great progress over the past nine years. One of the foreground figures in this work is Örjan Johansson, who has ...


Feeding yeast to rainbow trout as a sustainable feed

Yeast on agar plate. Photo: David Huyben Yeast grown on food waste is a good protein feed for farmed rainbow trout, and can replace 40 percent of the fish meal used today. Higher proportions may reduce growth and the cause seems to be ...

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Om klimatförändringar i nya Miljötrender

Illustration: Anna Olsson Redan nu finns en hel del kunskap som stöd både för att mota och möta ett förändrat klimat. I senaste numret av Miljötrender från SLU kan du bland annat läsa om: framtidens Östersjö, skogens klimatnytta, naturliga ...

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DNA from white moose tested at SLU

White moose. Photo: Tage Bäck The story about the white moose in the county of Värmland in Sweden has during the last days gone viral on social media around the world. A research team from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) will ...

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Details in plant breading barrier revealed

Aborted triploid seeds (above) and viable triploid seeds rescued by mutations in chromatin modifying genes (below). Photo: Hua Jiang A few years ago Claudia Köhler"s lab at SLU led a study that identified a gene involved in the abortion ...


Large predatory fish maintain healthy waters

Photo: Joakim Hansen Along parts of the Baltic Sea coast, stocks of large predatory fish such as perch, pike and cod have decreased considerably in recent decades. Now, new results from a major ecosystem study show that strong stocks of predatory fish ...

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