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Agricultural sciences

Agricultural science include plant production, plant genetics, plant breeding, plant protection, plant pathology, agricultural ecology, agricultural technology and agricultural history.

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Escaping the pastoralist paradox in the face of climate change - a new research project by SLU researchers

Last week SLU researchers were in Kenya to start up a new research project about the link between land ownership and the capacity for climate change in three semi-arid regions in Kenya dominated by pastoralism. A comparative analysis of different tenure ...


Parasitizing fungus Clonostachys rosea effective against parasitic nematodes in agriculture

The biocontrol fungus Clonostachys rosea interacting with a nematode on a cellophane membrane. Photo: Mukesh Dubey. The search for efficient alternatives to chemical pesticides in agriculture is of great importance to our future food supply. A new study ...

Kirsten Miller

Kirsten Miller

I conducted my PhD at Imperial College and The Natural History Museum London between 2011 and 2015 under the supervision of Alfried Vogler. My work focused on the interactions between Bark beetles and their fungal associates. Using Illumina sequencing ...


Project may reduce herbicide usage by 80 percent

Illustration: Fredrik Saarkoppel Researchers at SLU want to develop a high-yielding cropping systems where the need for tillage and herbicides is greatly reduced compared with current conventional farming systems. They have received funding from The ...

Jenna Senecal-Smith

Jenna Senecal

Finite resources are under ever increasing demands and my goal in life is to work towards a circular economy where we transition from linear systems to closed loop systems. Specifically, I am interested in the re-use of human urine as a fertilizer. ...

Delphine Lariviere

Delphine Lariviere

Research - I started my PhD project within the FRAS "future silviculture in southern Sweden" research program. It will focus on biodiversity management in forest thinning. I will study the effect of different thinning regimes on different type of stands ...

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Fungicides affect leaf litter decomposition in streams

On November 30, Alexander Feckler will defend his doctoral thesis, "Chemical stressors influence aquatic ecosystem processes - Fungicide effects on decomposer communities and primary consumers". Among the results are the findings that fungicides can ...


Fast-growing durum wheat for hot climate receives innovation prize

Inspection of a durum wheat field. Rodomiro Ortiz to the right. Photo: SLU Today there are durum wheat varieties that can be grown on the savannah along the Senegal River during the four months of the year when temperatures reach 35-40 degrees (°C) ...


See interviews and keynote videos from Agri4D 2017

Participants in lively discussions during on of the coffee breaks. Photo: Emelie Zonabend König On 20-21 September 2017, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI) hosted ...

Hannes Keck

Hannes Keck

I am a PhD student studying greenhouse gas fluxes from agricultural ecosystems. Currently, my research focuses on developing a relaxed eddy accumulation (REA) system to measure all relevant greenhouse gas fluxes from terrestrial ecosystems at a field ...


Meet Rebecca - a rural development agronomist student at SLU

Rebecca Hymnelius, an SLU student in her fifth year of the Rural Development Agronomist programme always had an interest in environmental issues combined with social issues. This year she did an internship at SLU Global and SIANI. We took the chance ...


Call about collaborating on Agenda 2030 and the Global Goals

Do you have innovative solutions to social challenges? Can you connect it to the Global Goals in Agenda 2030 and collaborate with several other sectors? Then apply for this announcement no later than 25 January 2018 Read about the call ...

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