Biological plant protection doesn’t reach Swedish plant breeders

The Swedish market for biological plant protection is too small and needs national support to get access to existing products in other countries.

 

Researchers in Sweden have evaluated several biological plant protection products. They could show that the effect of the products varied – and that the harvest increased in many cases.

The use of biological plant protection increases in many countries and there are expectations that the chemical plant protection will be replaced with biological alternatives. The researchers wanted to increase accessibility for Swedish plant breeders. But they had a hard time even to get permission from the producers to include their products in the evaluation. The reason is that a small market as Sweden isn’t interesting for them.

The conclusion is that there is a need for national support to be able to provide new and environmental friendly plant protection solutions to the Swedish plant breeders.

And there is an obvious need for more alternatives. The chemical plant protection products is phased out of the EU. That means that the risk for resistance increases.

 

Read more at lantbruksforskning.se (text in Swedish)!

NKJ Announces a Call for Networking Activities

The aim of the NKJ network call is to:

  • increase North European regional synergy within agriculture and food research
  • establish better contact between the agriculture and food research communities in the Nordic countries
  • strengthen North European agriculture and food research(*) and networking.

Special scope for this call

This call has a special interest in funding networks that aim to through networking among Nordic researchers and institutions, apply for funding from larger funds like e.g. Horizon 2020 or similar activities.

Call for NKJ Networks 2017 for activities in 2017-2019

Application NKJ Networks 2017-2019

 

Call for joint NKJ-SNS networks is open

 

 

 

The network call is announced jointly by the Nordic Joint Committee for Agricultural and Food Research (NKJ) and Nordic Forest Research (SNS).

The aim of the joint call is to promote Nordic cross-sectorial collaboration among researchers and stakeholders from the forest and agricultural sectors by networking activities. See link below.

http://www.nordicforestresearch.org/sns-research/networks/sns-nkj-networks/

SNS and NKJ Matchmaking Day

Sign up for SNS and NKJ Matchmaking Day!

Date: 15th of September, 2016
Location: Vantaa, Finland
Register: Sign up before 15th of August
Sign up here: http://simplesignup.se/private_event/79496/387840286f
Registration and participation is free of charge but you will have to pay for your own travel and accommodation costs.

Why this Matchmaking Day?
The purpose of this day is to make researchers, governmental officials and industry stakeholders meet in an inspiring atmosphere. It is about networking, strengthening networks and to spark brilliant ideas for future networks and research projects that can be applied for at SNS and NKJ.

Read more:

SNS and NKJ Matchmaking Day 2016[1]

SNS and NKJ Matchmaking Day 2016[1]_Sida_1 SNS and NKJ Matchmaking Day 2016[1]_Sida_2

Call for proposals on workshops, seminars or conferences

The Joint Nordic Committee of Agriculture and Food Research (NKJ) launches a call to promote Nordic research and innovation efforts in the agricultural and food sector through the support of activities such as workshops, seminars or conferences with high scientific quality assured by a scientific advisory group or equivalent.

The planned activities must be in line with the strategic goals of the NKJ as stated in the NKJ strategy 2015-2018 and the aims of the Nordic Bioeconomy Initiative 2013–2018, and clearly demonstrate Nordic added value.

Deadline for submission of applications is May 27 2016, 24:00 CET

Full call text

Call for proposals: Support to workshops/seminars/conferences: promoting nordic research and innovation within the agricultural and food sector

The Joint Nordic Committee of Agriculture and Food Research (NKJ) launches a call to promote Nordic research and innovation efforts in the agricultural and food sector through the support of activities such as workshops, seminars or conferences with high scientific quality assured by a scientific advisory group or equivalent.

The planned activities must be in line with the strategic goals of the NKJ as stated in the NKJ strategy 2015-2018 and the aims of the Nordic Bioeconomy Initiative 2013–2018, and clearly demonstrate Nordic added value.

Deadline for submission of applications is May 15 2015, 13:00 CET

Full call text

Call for proposals: Support to workshops/seminars/conferences

The Joint Nordic Committee of Agriculture and Food Research (NKJ) launches a call to promote Nordic research and innovation efforts in the agricultural and food sector through the support of activities such as workshops, seminars or conferences with high scientific quality assured by a scientific advisory group or equivalent.

The planned activities must be in line with the strategic goals of the NKJ as stated in the NKJ strategy 2015-2018 and the aims of the Nordic Bioeconomy Initiative 2013–2018, and clearly demonstrate Nordic added value.

Deadline for submission of applications is November 9 2015, 13:00 CET.

Full call text