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SLU Plant Protection Network

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Forest damage course gave new insights into pests and risks

Arming the forest against forest damage and being able to analyze the risks and consequences of the damage is important, especially in a warmer climate. During March to May, the first of three PhD

Help us sample wild strawberries!

Wild strawberries grow across almost all of Europe and are constantly exposed to microbial pathogens which may cause plant diseases. We need your help collecting wild strawberry plants to investigate

Symposium dedicated to millets

Symposium dedicated to millets malin.planting@slu.se The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2023 the International year of millets: "Millets are among the first plants to be domesticated

Diplodia tip blight – a new serious pine disease

Diplodia sapinea is a globally distributed pathogen, causing stem wounds and dead tree crowns on pines. In 2016 a whole Scots pine plantation infected with this pathogen was discovered in for the

Plant protection on Plant Health Day

The United Nations has designated 12 May as the International Day of Plant Health to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect biodiversity

Clover in oat fields supports pollinators and suppresses weeds

Intercropping of cereals with legumes such as clovers hold great potential to create more biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural fields. The undersown plant mixtures can be tailored to

Joint Action Plant Health

In a letter to the government, SLU and the Swedish Board of Agriculture have proposed an initiative on plant health based on a mandate from the government. The initiative, called Joint Action Plant

SLU Plant Protection Network

We promote and stimulate collaboration between researchers at SLU's different campuses, faculties and departments with the aim to strengthen SLU's profile in plant protection towards the outside

Malin Elfstrand – new Professor in Forest Pathology

Malin Elfstrand is the new Professor in forest pathology at the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology. An overall goal in her research is to understand molecular mechanisms that help

A summary of SLU Forest Damage Centre’s first two years

In 2021, SLU got the assignment to start-up the SLU Forest Damage Centre. Now there is an annual report available that summarizes the centre’s work during the last two years as well as vision and

Plant protection awareness

Plant protection is a hot topic of discussion in Europe at the moment, as the EU recommends that the amount of chemical pesticides be reduced by 50% by 2030. Related to this, SLU arranges an open

Biological control of septoria tritici blotch in wheat

Sidhant Chaudhary will give a seminar on biological control of septoria tritici blotch in wheat on the 27th of April, 1 pm at Ultuna. Septoria tritici blotch in wheat, caused by the fungal pathogen