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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 48 pages tagged with Centre for biological control (CBC):

Small RNAs – the future of plant protection?

Small RNAs are common in fungi, including fungi that can be used as biocontrol agents in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. In a new review, SLU scientists highlights the diverse function of

SLU Centre for Biological Control's annual report 2023

“Year after year we see that biocontrol innovations provide better and better crop protection, in many cases matching or even surpassing chemical pesticides”, says Johan Stenberg, the Director of the

Bark beetles can’t hide from their natural enemies

Flies from the genera Medetera can sense and find the bark beetle Ips typographus that is a severe insect pest on Norway spruce. A synthetic blend of the compunds that the flies react to can

Goal for the future: Fields buzzing with insects

A wide variety of beneficial insects live in and on the soil of arable fields. Together they form a network of helpers that promote crop growth. In her thesis at the Swedish University of

Ramesh Vetukuri receives supervision excellency award

Ramesh Vetukuri received the Best Supervisor Award 2023 from the Faculty of landscape architecture, horticulture and crop production sciences. Part of the motivation was that Ramesh has a very

Cassandra Vogel

cassandra.vogel@slu.se I'm a postdoc researching the resilience of biological pest control to climate change. To do this, I explore the climatic niches of natural enemy communities, and how natural

How does tillage affect weed regulation by seed eaters?

Carabid beetles are a group of beetles that eat weed seeds. In a new study, the abundance of carabid beetles has been shown to be correlated to weed seed regulation in directly seeded fields without

Lunch seminar SLU Plant Protection Network with Eirini Lamprini Daouti

katja.fedrowitz@slu.se Eirini Lamprini Daouti, Department of Crop Production Ecology;, gives a lunch seminar with the title "Effects of tillage on weed regulation by carabid beetles". This seminar

Developing beneficial microbes to products

Ramesh Vetukuri participated and was a panelist at the meeting Skåne Innovation Day that this year focused on investing in innovation. “I got a robust understanding of how to transition my research

SLU researchers from all over Sweden networked about plant health

We talk about plant health in forestry, agriculture, and horticulture, but the different areas are often compartmentalised. To increase cooperation in the field of plant health and plant protection,

Margareta Hökeberg, pioneering researcher in biological control, has passed away

Margareta Hökeberg has passed away after a period of illness, aged 70. Margareta had a long and successful career as an internationally recognized expert on the use of bacteria in biological control

Cassandra investigates climate change impacts on predators and pest control services

Cassandra Vogel started her two-year post doc at SLU in May 2023. She will investigate how resilient natural enemies and their pest control services are to disturbances. The aim is to contributes to

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