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Fungal Plant Pathology

This department includes the largest group of experts within plant pathogenic fungi and oomycetes in Norway.

In addition to a national R&D responsibility for fungal diseases in all agricultural crops (agronomic crops, horticultural crops, Christmas tree production, green areas), the section also has responsibility for agrometeorological services.

Important themes and tasks are:

  • Diagnostics of fungi and oomycetes
  • Biology and epidemiology of fungi and oomycetes
  • Testing of chemical and biological fungicides, surveying for fungicide resistance 
  • Integrated plant protection: Developing models and warning systems for important diseases; alternative control measures, including physical and biological methods 
  • Quarantine species and new invading species 
  • Fusarium and mycotoxins in cereals
  • Use competence on fungi and oomycetes outside traditional plant protection, including exploitation of bioactive compounds and development of plant protection of marine plants.


Photo: Venche Talgø.
Contact person:

Dan Aamlid
Head of Department
(+47) 915 21 025