Here you can find information on plant protection at SLU (mostly in Swedish): Plant protection focus groups Ask a researcher SLU Risk assessment of plant pests Centre for Biological Control, CBC
SLU will participate in several national and international events to promote the International Year of Plant Health 2020. Come, participate and learn about plant protection research at SLU! 2021
The Center for Biological Control, CBC, met in Alnarp 4–5 October. The center has a new operations group this fall, and the meeting therefore started with seminars on biological control research.
Several species of the fungus Clonostachys have been shown to have the potential to be used as biological control agents in a new study from SLU. Eleven fungal genomes have been sequenced and
Asmita Baral has just started doing her master thesis work at SLU. She wants to find out if a diversity of natural enemies can provide stable biological control of aphids when the climate changes. We
Neus Rodriguez-Gasol and Elodie Chapurlat will measure what ecosystem services flower strips can provide to strawberry fields. They have recently started their two-year post doc positions at SLU. We
This summer, gardeners throughout Sweden could report which organisms lived on their strawberries, such as insects, birds and diseases. The SLU team behind the strawberry app had hoped for more
"Small, smart and on nature's own terms" said the jury about the winning contribution which was about using nature's own small drones for pollination and for supplying beneficial microorganisms.
Since the first of July 2020, the SLU Centre for Biological Control, CBC, has a new Director. Johan Stenberg, Professor at the Department of Plant Protection Biology takes over after Mattias Jonsson.
The demand for pollinator-dependent crops is increasing. At the same time agriculture is challenged with increasing restrictions on pesticides. Integrated pest management has been suggested as a way
Planting flower strips and hedgerows close to crop fields is meant to increase biodiversity and ecosystem services such as pest control and pollination. In a global synthesis an international
SLU Grogrund - The network email@example.com SLU Grogrund - The network gathers via Zoom for a seminar with project presentation and discussions on topics relevant to Swedish plant breeding. The