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Researcher from Aarhus University appointed president of international seed group

Associate Professor René Gislum from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University has been appointed president of the International Herbage Seed Group.

2019.06.17 | Janne Hansen

Associate Professor René Gislum from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University has been appointed president of the International Herbage Seed Group. Stockphoto

Associate Professor René Gislum from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University has been appointed president of the International Herbage Seed Group. Stockphoto

The new president of the International Herbage Seed Group (IHSG) is Associate Professor René Gislum from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University. He was appointed at the group’s conference in Oregon, USA, in May 2019. 

On a daily basis, René Gislum carries out research in nutrient supply in grass seed crops, where he to a great extent uses sensor technology to determine crop nitrogen content and biomass. René Gislum is the project leader of many research projects within this area. 

René Gislum has an extensive network within seed production and research, which he has developed via, among other things, two stays as a visiting scientist at the National Forage Seed Production Research Center, United States Department of Agriculture, and AgResearch in New Zealand, respectively. He has master degrees in both agriculture and statistics as well as a PhD in nutrient uptake and utilisation in grass seed crops. 

The aim of the International Herbage Seed Group is to stimulate collaboration and communication between researchers, advisors and practitioners working with production of grass and clover seed. The group’s first conference was held in Denmark in 1987 at Tune Landboskole, and Denmark has over the years made strong contributions to the group’s efforts. 

Denmark plays an important role in global seed production and seed research, and the Danish seed company DLF works globally and has supplied grass seed to many of the largest sports events. 

- I am looking forward to heading an organisation where Denmark has proud traditions and a leading position, says Associate Professor René Gislum.  


For more information please contact: 

Associate Professor René Gislum, Department of Agroecology, email: rg@agro.au.dk, mobile: +45 2054 2092  

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