Plant Protection

The plant protection group is delivering research based knowledge to integrated crop protection and management in agriculture and in natural and semi-natural habitats.

The mission is to study weeds, plant pathogens, beneficial microorganisms and insects and develop sustainable management strategies, which help sustain farmers and reduce environmental impacts. The research and teaching covers biology and ecology as well as plant protection measures including biological, physical and chemical management in all climate zones.







  • WeLaser: Weed control using image processing, laser and robot technologies.
  • Clopyralid in honey: Testing nectar and honey from oil-seed rape for the content of a herbicide.
  • Evalution of genebank material after 30 years storage: Evaluation of seeds stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
  • Anvendelse af droner og billedbehandling til positionsspecifik tildeling af vækstregulering: Assessments of seed yield and lodging in red fescue (Festuca rubra ) sprayed with trinexapac-ethyl (Modus M)
    • Anvendelse af Dronebilleder
    • Using drone imagery
    • EGFg Eucarpia Zurich 2019
    • Agronomy 090617
  • Characterization of foliar diseases infecting quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa ) and search for sources of resistance to downy mildew (Peronospora variabilis Gäum.): Plant pathological studies of infested plants of different quinoa varieties.
  • Towards improved data-driven decision making: Introducing benchmark dose methodology in pesticide regulation: Development of methodology and software for benchmark dose estimation.
  • Nordic Public Private Partnership Plant Phenotyping Project – Phase 2: Phenotyping in a breeding context using drones
  • NORFAB: Protein for the Northern Hemisphere: Improving the yield and quality of faba bean seeds.
  • AC/DC Weeds: Applying and Combining Disturbance and Competition for an agro-ecological management of creeping perennial weeds
  • Future Cropping. A social partnership on intelligent, sustainable and efficient plant production.
  • UAS ability: Infrastructure for developing the application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in remote sensing
  • Etablering af ERFA grupper med fokus på at komme i gang med og komme videre med præcisionssprøjtning i praksis: Establishment of stakeholder groups for the adaptation of spot-spraying






Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Christian Andreasen Associate Professor +4535333453 E-mail

Contact research group leader

Christian Andreasen
Associate Professor
Ph: +45 35 33 34 53