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Nature is good at filtering nutrients from the soil before they proceed further into the aquatic environment. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.06.02 | Agro

Agriculture must use help from Mother Nature

Nature can give a helping hand to avoid nitrogen loss from agriculture to the aquatic environment. This was one of several important points at an international workshop regarding landscape filters organized by Aarhus University. 

The sod will soon be turned for the establishment of a new full scale mini-wetland with biofilter. Photo: Colourbox

2017.06.02 | Agro

Development of mini-wetlands with biofilters enters new phase

New mini-wetlands with biofilters will be established in the course of the summer and autumn of 2017 with the aim of generating more knowledge and experience regarding this particular measure against nitrogen loss to the aquatic environment.

Several factors must be taken into consideration when calculating which landscape filter system has the best cost efficiency. Photo: Colourbox

2017.06.02 | Agro

What does it cost to remove nitrogen from farmers’ fields?

Nitrogen from farmers’ fields must not end up in the aquatic environment but what is the most cost efficient offsite solution? This question was discussed at an international workshop organised by Aarhus University. 

It is important to include local stakeholders to ensure motivation for implementation of landscape scale measures. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.05.31 | Agro

Information is not enough – motivation is also necessary

Insight into farmer behavior, information about local conditions, research-based knowledge and appropriate policies must come together for successful implementation of conservation drainage and other landscape scale measures to reduce nutrient losses.

A new report from DCA describes the latest results from the research trials regarding crop protection. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.05.09 | Agro

New report from DCA provides an overview of crop protection

A recent report on applied crop protection presents results from testing of pesticides and other types of crop protection.

Leaf spot diseases in cereals are economically important to control. Photo: E. Fløistad, NIBIO

2017.05.03 | Agro

Decision-making tools tailor-made to local conditions are underway

Scientists from Aarhus University are collaborating with other European scientists on developing improved decision support tools that can help optimize disease control in the Nordic-Baltic region.

Ryegrass is a hardy weed and a challenge for farmers. Photo: Maurtizio Sattin

2017.04.27 | Agro

Unlocking the secrets of resistant weeds

How and why do weeds become resistant to herbicides? A new European project in which scientists from Aarhus University are participating aims to find answers to this question with the aim of developing efficient weed management strategies.

Researchers from Aarhus University are collaborating with researchers from other countries in the EU to develop robust and sustainable IPM strategies to control a pathogenic fungus. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.04.18 | Agro

Keeping one step ahead of resistant fungi

European researchers are joining forces to keep tabs on the spread of resistance in the fungi that cause the wheat disease septoria tritici blotch and to develop control methods that can help reduce dependence on fungicides.

The aquatic environment can be protected from nitrogen leaching with the aid of measures such as biofilters. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.03.31 | Agro

Biofilters and mini-wetlands can reduce nitrogen leaching

New research results indicate that constructed wetlands with biofilters can be effective measures to reduce nitrogen emissions from field drains to the aquatic environment. The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark is supporting further research in the area.

Several studies have demonstrated an inverse relationship between intake of whole grain and the risk of developing lifestyle diseases. Photo: Colourbox

2017.04.28 | Anis

Antibiotics counteract the beneficial effect of whole grain

Antibiotics may impede the health properties of whole grain, especially for women. A recent study conducted by Aarhus University and The Danish Cancer Society demonstrates this. The results emphasize the importance of maintaining a restrictive use of antibiotics.

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