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PhD student Atefeh Berenjian (left) and bachelor student Maud van der Brand weigh broilers as part of a study of broiler walking ability. In the background broiler gait traits are being evaluated. Photo: Anja Brinch Riber

2018.05.23 | DCA

Why do some broilers have gait problems and how does it affect them?

Researchers from Aarhus University are among the first to focus on causes and effects of impaired walking ability, that is not decidedly lameness, in conventional broilers.

Savings can be made on the energy used for lighting, heating and climate control in greenhouse production of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Photo: Roar Paaske

2018.05.16 | DCA

Researchers in the North Sea Region aim for greener greenhouse production

Researchers from Aarhus University are leading a project that puts the spotlight on reducing energy consumption in greenhouse production of fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants in the North Sea Region without compromising quality.

New research results show, that the risk of tail damage was lowered to the same level as with tail docking, if straw provision and lowered stocking density were combined. Photo: Mona Lilian V. Larsen
Pen with high risk of tail damage in the close future - tail posture has changed. Photo: Mona Lilian V. Larsen

2018.05.15 | Anis

Prevention of tail biting demands extra effort

New research suggests that farmers need to use multiple preventive measures to prevent tail biting in slaughter pigs, especially if they raise pigs with intact tails. Besides risk reduction, it may also be necessary to include early warning strategies to hinder tail damage.

A new European project will help make growing of organic vegetables more sustainable. Photo: Colourbox

2018.05.14 | DCA

Organic vegetables can become more sustainable and resilient

Researchers will investigate if production of organic vegetables in greenhouses can be more energy-friendly using innovative cropping systems based on agroecological strategies.

Perennial grasses have great potential as productive and efficient crops. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.05.07 | Agro

Grass is good in more ways than one

Production of biomass from grass performs well with regard to yield and protein levels, as well as environmental footprint.

Many egg layers have injuries to their keel bones, irrespective of production type. Photo: Anja Brinch Riber

2018.05.09 | DCA

Keel bone fractures in laying hens affect animal welfare

In a recent review, researchers from Aarhus University conclude that keel bone fractures in laying hens are an animal welfare problem.

A new report from DCA describes the latest results from plant protection trials. Photo: Lise Nistrup Jørgensen

2018.05.07 | Agro

A 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.

Most of the food thrown away consists of bread, fruit and vegetables. Photo: Colourbox

2018.04.17 | DCA

Consumers are motivated to reduce food waste

Motivation and the opportunity to save money may be the key to reduce food waste in Danish households. This is the conclusion of a recent report from the MAPP Centre at Aarhus University. The report examines the Danes’ perceptions of food waste and their behaviour.

Data from the indicator "Pesticide Load" can be used for a number of purposes. Photo: Colourbox

2018.04.16 | Agro

Measuring pesticides for their potential effects on health and the environment

Evaluation of pesticides based on knowledge of their potential risks to human health, environmental fate and environmental impact has several benefits.

A new feedstuff table makes it possible to choose feedstuffs for cattle according to sustainability. Photo: Jesper Rais

2018.04.13 | Agro

Feeding cattle sustainably – here is some help

A new report lists sustainability values for a wide range of feedstuffs for cattle.

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