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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.

2018.04.11 | DCA

Organic pig production research seminar: Pig health and welfare in eco-efficient organic systems

On June 13, 2018, you can get the latest knowledge on how to reduce piglet mortality, improve health and welfare for weaning piglets and growing-finishing pigs, at the same time reducing the environmental impact. Knowledge gaps and research needs will be discussed at the end of the day. Researchers from Aarhus University will present the projects.

Consumer readiness to buy the products with a reduced salt content would help motivate the food industry to develop such products. Photo: Colourbox

2018.06.04 | DCA

Consumers like their salt but are open to try foods with reduced salt content

Few consumers are willing to change their salt intake, but most are open to the idea of eating products with reduced salt content, according to a recent DCA report from Aarhus University.

Fungal diseases lead to significant losses in the field and storage facilities, so it is important to find efficient tools with which to control them Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.05.02 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Grains have a built-in defence mechanism against fungal infections

Researchers from Aarhus University have identified a gene in wheat and barley that can protect the cereals against attacks from the fungi Fusarium and Aspergillus.

The new building will be a key presence in Agro Food Park with its more than 9,000 m2 of laboratories, greenhouses and other research facilities. The building is expected to be completed at the end of 2019. (Ill: CF Møller/AU).

2018.03.20 | Food

Danish food industry gets a new powerhouse in Aarhus

When Aarhus University cuts the first sod for the new food science buildings in north of Aarhus, it is the start of the formation of a significant research based between health and food research and the food industry. The groundbreaking event for the new Aarhus University building will take place on 20 March, where the Chairman of the Central…

During her project at HortiAdvice Scandinavia, BSc student Maria Zita Salvesen examined how basil could become more chill-tolerant. Photo: Maria Zita Salvesen

2018.03.22 | Food

Young talents collaborate with the food industry

Students and industry support each other in the development of new solutions for the Danish food industry. With the new building for the Department of Food Science in Agro Food Park in Aarhus N, the distance between the university and the industry becomes even shorter.

There is an increased demand for resource efficient and innovative food production. Photo: Colourbox

2018.03.20 | Food

Strengthening of Danish food industry

The Danish food sector is placed third in size in the western world, and since 2009 Agro Food Park has focussed on becoming the innovation and growth centre for food in Denmark. With new facilities of 9,000 m2 Aarhus University will become a key part of the dynamic food cluster that has been created in Skejby in the northern part of Aarhus.

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