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Here we present news items about SLU's research.


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Seedling performance is modulated by soil properties and soil microorganisms

How do soil properties and microorganisms in the soil influence seedling growth? David Castro, PhD student in Vaughan Hurry’s group at UPSC and SLU showed in his PhD thesis that understanding this

Farm vehicles heavy as dinosaurs jeopardize food security

Farm vehicles are becoming so heavy that they jeopardize future food security in Europe, America and Australia. Larger and more flexible tires have limited the damage on the surface, but below the

Legumes can make agriculture more earthworm friendly

Earthworms are important for soil structure and nutrient cycle, but they suffer from conventional ploughing. However, refraining from ploughing is not always possible. Now SLU researchers have found

Miljö-DNA kan användas för att räkna gäddorna i sjön

Researchers can now measure how much fish there is below the surface using only a water sample. In a study recently published in the journal Environmental DNA, Erik Karlsson and colleagues measured

Slight amounts of fungal protein can help stubborn meat eaters reduce their climate footprint

If twenty percent of all the beef we eat is replaced by alternative protein sources, the environmental impact of meat consumption would decrease substantially. This according to new research from the

Worrying discovery of nanoplastics in remote forest waters

Nanoplastics – tiny, invisible plastic particles that could hardly be measured previously – have now been detected in high concentrations in lakes, streams and ponds in Sweden, and also in

New research funding for sustainable landscapes

In order to safeguard biodiversity and multifunctional landscapes, the conventional governance and management associated with the ecosystem approach needs to be fundamentally changed. Reforms are

djurforsok eng

A new version of djurforsok.info was recently launched. The website is a collaboration between the Swedish Research Council and eight institutions of higher education, including SLU – the Swedish

Workshopar äpple potatis 2022

Information only avaliable in Swedish, please see Swedish version of this page.

Forest damage experts of tomorrow will come from SLU

In the end of the summer SLU Forest Damage Centre will start a new research school with a first cohort of students. The aim is to provide society with new knowledge on forest damages and forest

Artificial spider silk with a toughness equal to dragline silks can now be spun

Using spiders to produce spider silk on an industrial scale is impossible, but it is possible to use bacteria for production of shorter versions of spider silk proteins that can be isolated and spun

Large variation in the importance of different ungulate species in the spread of infection

There is a great variation among different ungulate species in their importance in the spread of the tick-borne diseases Lyme disease (borreliosis) and tick fever. Fallow deer, moose and red deer are

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