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Centre for Biological Control, CBC

The Centre for Biological Control, CBC, contributes to the development of new knowledge concerning the use of living organisms to control pests and diseases. CBC is a competence driven actor in biological control, both nationally and internationally.

There are 40 pages tagged with Centre for biological control (CBC):

Developing Sustainable agriculture systems: Push Pull Technology in Rwanda

Food insecurity is expected to worsen with population growth, land-use change, and climate change. One way to develop sustainable smallholder agricultural systems in East Africa is to use push pull

Mudassir Iqbal receives royal award for research on biocontrol

Researcher Mudassir Iqbal has received an award for research on biological pesticides from King Carl XVI Gustaf 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and Environment. The scholarship was

Raspberries - the battleground between flies, yeast and fungi

A species of fly works together with a yeast to combat a raspberry-bound mould that threatens the insects' larvae. This is the topic of a recent article written by Paul Becher and colleagues. Fruit

Call to attend conferences in plant protection

The SLU Plant Protection Network is launching a special call for researchers at SLU for attending conferences relevant to their study subject or project work within the area of plant protection/plant

Plant health and biocontrol in focus at Älvkarleby

A course in plant pathology was arranged in May in Älvkarleby for 22 doctoral students from the Nordic countries. The role of microorganisms in biological control of plant diseases was in focus.

Longer shelf-life and healthier strawberries

A biocontrol fungus has been demonstrated to decrease gray mold substantially in strawberry plants when vectored by bumblebees. This led to improved shelf life of the harvested strawberries with

Can harmful nematodes be controlled with beneficial fungi?

Jesper Fritzon investigates whether the fungus Clonostachys rosea can be used as a biological pesticide against root-knot nematodes in his Master thesis. Nematodes are a group of pests where

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,

SLU Centre for Biological Control's annual report 2021

SLU Centre for Biological Control, CBC, has now published the annual popular science overview of the activities during 2021. Besides research and innovation, there was a marked increase in CBC’s

Seed predators help us to control weeds in the fields

Many small rodents and carabid beetles like to eat weed seeds and we benefit from that in agriculture. New research at SLU shows that these seed predators can reduce the population of weeds - in this

Nationella växtskyddskonferensen 2022

Swedish Plant Protection Conference 2022 Welcome to the Swedish Plant Protection Conference 2022! The conference will mainly be held in Swedish, but contributions in English are also welcome. SLU

POSTPONED: Nationella växtskyddskonferensen 2021(2)

POSTPONED: Swedish Plant Protection Conference 2021 Please note that the conference has been postponed until 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic situation. The conference will mainly be held in