Mette Sønderskov

Mette Sønderskov
Aarhus University | AU · Department of Agroecology

Ph.D

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23
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7 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
April 2011 - April 2020
Aarhus University
Position
  • Researcher
Education
January 2008 - March 2011
Aarhus University
Field of study
  • Integrated Pest Management, Agriculture
August 1996 - June 2002
University of Southern Denmark
Field of study
  • Ecotoxicology, Biology

Publications

Publications (23)
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The rapid increase of herbicide resistance in some of the most problematic annual weeds, and potential negative impacts of herbicides on human health and the environment have led growers to look for alternative non-chemical weed control. Harvest weed seed control (HWSC) is a non-chemical weed control tactic based on reduction of seed return of prim...
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Initiatives to reduce the reliance of agriculture on pesticides, including the European Union (EU) Directive 2009/128/EC on the sustainable use of pesticides (SUD), have yet to lead to widespread implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles. Developments in weed management have strongly focused on increasing the efficiency of herbi...
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IWMPRAISE is the first EU Framework Research project focusing solely on weed management. Thirty-eight partners in eight European countries are working together on developing integrated weed management strategies for agricultural and horticultural crops. Per Kudsk, the coordinator of IWMPRAISE, and the work package leaders present the project, the o...
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Concerns around herbicide resistance, human risk, and the environmental impacts of current weed control strategies have led to an increasing demand for alternative weed management methods. Many new weed management strategies are under development; however, the poor availability of accurate weed maps, and a lack of confidence in the outcomes of alte...
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Lolium multiflorum (annual Italian ryegrass) and other grass weeds are an increasing problem in cereal cropping systems in Denmark. Grass weeds are highly competitive and an increasing number of species develop resistance against the most commonly used herbicide modes of action. A diverse management strategy provides a better overall control of gra...
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Data S1. Materials and methods. Table S1. The 124 pre‐submitted research questions that address fundamental and applied issues in weed ecology, evolution and management
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Weedy plants pose a major threat to food security, biodiversity, ecosystem services and consequently to human health and wellbeing. However, many currently used weed management approaches are increasingly unsustainable. To address this knowledge and practice gap, in June 2014, 35 weed and invasion ecologists, weed scientists, evolutionary biologist...
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Crop Protection Online—Weeds (CPO-Weeds) is a decision support system for weed control developed in Denmark and later adjusted to conditions in several other countries. In Denmark, the DSS includes all major crops and available herbicides. The background for developing CPO-Weeds was a political motivation for reducing pesticide use and the concept...
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Transdisciplinary weed research (TWR) is a promising path to more effective management of challenging weed problems. We define TWR as an integrated process of inquiry and action that addresses complex weed problems in the context of broader efforts to improve economic, environmental and social aspects of ecosystem sustainability. TWR seeks to integ...
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Seed-attacking microorganisms have an undefined potential for management of the weed seedbank, either directly through inundative inoculation of soils with effective pathogenic strains, or indirectly by managing soils in a manner that promotes native seed-decaying microorganisms. However, research in this area is still limited and not consistently...
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Transdisciplinary weed research (TWR) is a promising path to more effective management of challenging weed problems. We define TWR as an integrated process of inquiry and action that addresses complex weed problems in the context of broader efforts to improve economic, environmental and social aspects of ecosystem sustainability. TWR seeks to integ...
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The question on intraregional versus inter-regional variability in herbicide sensitivity for weed populations is of major importance, both in extrapolation of model parameters and in herbicide zonal approval procedures. We hypothesised that inter-regional variability in herbicide sensitivity for field populations would be the same as intraregional...
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A functional approach to predicting shifts in weed floras in response to management or environmental change requires the combination of data on weed traits with analytical frameworks that capture the filtering effect of selection pressures on traits. A weed traits database (WTDB) was designed, populated and analysed, initially using data for 19 com...
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The Danish decision support system Crop Protection Online (CPO) optimises herbicide weed control. CPO recommends specific herbicide solutions to achieve a required level of control. The aim is to apply herbicides as little as possible but as much as necessary. CPOWeeds is a version of CPO adjusted to conditions in North-eastern Spain. The predicted...
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Crop Protection Online (CPO) is a decision support system, which integrates decision algorithms quantifying the requirement for weed control and a herbicide dose model. CPO was designed to be used by advisors and farmers to optimize the choice of herbicide and dose. The recommendations from CPO for herbicide application in spring barley in Denmark...
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Sønderskov M, Swanton CJ & Kudsk P (2012). Influence of nitrogen rate on the efficacy of herbicides with different modes of action. Weed Research 52, 169–177. Outdoor pot experiments and field experiments were conducted to examine the influence of nitrogen rate on herbicide efficacy. Growth of unsprayed Tripleurospermum inodorum increased with incr...
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We present a simulation study of the role of birds and egg pod predators in the population dynamics of the Senegalese grasshopper. The model was an energetics-driven ecosystem model that included a natural Sahelian grass, millet, grasshoppers, the egg pod predators bombyliidae and Tenebrionidae, and 24 species of birds that prey on grasshopper nymp...
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Between 1986 and 2003 the Danish government introduced three Pesticide Action Plans to reduce the pesticide usage. In order to simulate the expected effects of the third Pesticide Action Plan a large quantity of field data was collected to calibrate and validate the simulations of the growth of a number of weed species and crops in a simulation mod...

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Projects (2)
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Adapting the Australian RIM (Ryegrass integrated management) to Danish conditions
Project
The overall goal of IWMPRAISE is to support the implementation of innovative and effective Integrated Weed Management (IWM) practices in European agriculture to improve agronomic, economic and environmental sustainability. IWMPRAISE will demonstrate that implementation of IWM can result in more sustainable cropping systems that are also more resilient to a changing climate and more variable weather without jeopardising either profitability or the steady supply of food, feed and biomaterials.