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Researchers as icebreakers

Researchers from Bioforsk act as icebreakers in water conflicts. Objective research results serve as the basis for dialogue between stakeholders.


New book on climate change adaptation in Indian agriculture

Climate change and agriculture in India is the focus of a new peer-reviewed book by Bioforsk and the International Water Management Institute, formally launched by eminent scientist and father of the Green Revolution in India, Professor M.S.Swaminathan.

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Ticks kill sheep

Predator attacks are not the only explanation for the high lamb mortality in Norway, particularly in coastal areas. Ticks are high on the list of suspects as far as scientists from Bioforsk are concerned, in their attempt to find the reasons for the losses at hand.

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Fungus kills ticks

Ticks may be facing a dangerous fate. In the TICKLESS project, Bioforsk - the Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, is hoping to determine whether fungus can kill ticks in sheep pastures. This could also benefit future hikers.

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Linking science and policy to adapt to climate change

ClimaAdapt aims to help local policymakers choose the right adaption strategies to climate change, and strengthen links between research, innovation and capacity building.


Europe's lagoons under threat

Issues such as contamination from agriculture, increased tourism and climate change all pose a threat to Europe’s many lagoons. Scientists are now going new ways to secure better lagoon management in future. Watch Bioforsk's film on the Lagoons project in Portugal.


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More biological control agents

To improve the access to plant protection products based on beneficial organisms, researchers are collaborating with the plant sector to expand the registration and import of biological control agents to Norway. "We are experiencing an upturn in applications for the testing and registration of such products," says project leader Anette Sundbye at Bioforsk.

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Biochar for soil and climate

Not only can biochar be used as a source for long-term carbon storage, recent research results suggest that the material can also be a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.


Long term monitoring in Norway

Twenty years of soil and water monitoring in agriculture has resulted in the book Agriculture and Environment: Long term monitoring in Norway.


Research areas

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Plant science constitutes Bioforsk's core competence. Understanding the basic processes in plants, a…