18 Jan

Tammsalen, Ecology Centre, Uppsala

Rhizobia-legume interactions and legume innovation for future agri-food systems

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You are most welcome to the first Crop Production Ecology seminar of the year, on Thursday 18th of January at 15.00, in Tammsalen or via zoom. This seminar is in connection to the recently funded N2CROP project, in which SLU is involved.

N2CROP - Legume innovation for future agri-food systems

Stig will describe and discuss N2CROP, which is a centre for legume innovation funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Focus is on legume research and innovation in genetics, agronomics, crop modelling, and molecular nutrition. The vision is to facilitate development of sustainable agri-food systems powered by biologically fixed nitrogen to deliver high quality plant food protein. The centre is a partnership between Aarhus University, the Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and La Trobe University.

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Stig Uggerhøj Andersen - Aarhus University

Paving the way to effective biofertilisers by unlocking rhizobia-legume interactions

The seminar will present new findings on how interactions between legume-rhizobium and rhizobium-rhizobium strains affect the formation of nitrogen-fixing nodules. It highlighted the importance of matching the correct legume genotypes with the right rhizobial communities for effective nitrogen fixation.

The insights gained are crucial for the formulation of effective biofertilisers for legume crops, which can lead to more sustainable nitrogen sources in agriculture.

Portrait photo of Marcela Mendoza Suárez.

Marcela Mendoza Suárez - Aarhus University

To get the Zoom link, please contact Fede.Berckx@slu.se


Time: 2024-01-18 15:00 - 16:30
City: Uppsala
Location: Tammsalen, Ecology Centre
Organiser: Department of Crop Production Ecology


Fede Berckx

Postdoctor at the Department of Crop Production Ecology; Plant Ecology; SLU

E-mail: fede.berckx@slu.se