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Here we present press releases sent from SLU.


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Fertilisation reshapes the tree-fungi relationship in boreal forests

How do nutritional changes affect the interaction between trees and soil microorganisms? This has long remained a black box but a new study has shed light onto this cryptic association. It shows that

Forest policy has had an effect, but many species remain threatened

Almost three decades ago, Sweden introduced a more biodiversity-oriented forest policy. A new study shows that important habitats have increased since that time. This applies to dead wood, large

Farm vehicles heavy as dinosaurs jeopardize food security

Farm vehicles are becoming so heavy that they jeopardize future food security in Europe, America and Australia. Larger and more flexible tires have limited the damage on the surface, but below the

Worrying discovery of nanoplastics in remote forest waters

Nanoplastics – tiny, invisible plastic particles that could hardly be measured previously – have now been detected in high concentrations in lakes, streams and ponds in Sweden, and also in

Slight amounts of fungal protein can help stubborn meat eaters reduce their climate footprint

If twenty percent of all the beef we eat is replaced by alternative protein sources, the environmental impact of meat consumption would decrease substantially. This according to new research from the

English THE Impact rank 2022

SLU is among the 301–400 best universities in the world when Times Higher Education ranks the world’s higher education institutions based on their contributions to the sustainable development goals.

Artificial spider silk with a toughness equal to dragline silks can now be spun

Using spiders to produce spider silk on an industrial scale is impossible, but it is possible to use bacteria for production of shorter versions of spider silk proteins that can be isolated and spun

Large variation in the importance of different ungulate species in the spread of infection

There is a great variation among different ungulate species in their importance in the spread of the tick-borne diseases Lyme disease (borreliosis) and tick fever. Fallow deer, moose and red deer are

Novel insights into the welfare of farmed fish

Just like pigs, chicken and cows, farmed fish are protected by Swedish animal welfare legislation, but there is a great lack of knowledge about how fish should be kept, cared for, handled and finally

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,

Contrary to claims in Nature, harvested area did not increase abruptly

In July 2020 Nature published some surprising results showing an abrupt increase in harvested forest area in Europe, especially in the Nordic countries. A new study provides empirical insights into

SLU-alumna2022

Annika Bergman received her Higher Education Diploma in Agricultural and Rural Management (Lantmästare) from SLU in 1992. Today, Annika is Managing Director at Hushållningssällskapet Halland, with a

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