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There are new recommendations for improving the current Danish protocol for the Olsen soil phosphorus test. Photo: Colourbox

2017.09.12 | Agro

The Danish protocol for an Olsen soil phosphorus test gets a boost

Researchers from Aarhus University have proposed concrete improvements to the present Danish protocol for the Olsen soil phosphorus test.

Insects and their larvae can be an alternative source of protein for food and feed instead of imported protein. Photo: Colourbox

2017.08.12 | DCA

Aarhus University contributes to positioning Denmark as a bioeconomic growth centre

Researchers from Aarhus University have been appointed by the Minister of Environment and Food of Denmark Esben Lunde Larsen to sit on the National Bioeconomy Panel.

Ole Green has been appointed as honorary professor in the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University. Photo: Agrointelli

2017.08.11 | Agro

New honorary professor with an eye to future farming

CEO Ole Green from the company Agrointelli has been appointed Honorary Professor in technology and intelligent solution in the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University. This strengthens the department’s connection between research and innovation. 

Professor Jørgen E. Olesen from the Department of Agroecology was one of the teachers at the Japanese-Danish summer university.

2017.08.04 | Agro

Japanese students learn about Danish agriculture’s experience with sustainability 

The Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, strengthened its Japanese ties via a summer university with a focus on Danish agriculture and environment.

With improvement of the models, prediction of crop yield has now become more certain. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.08.02 | Agro

Improved predictions of crop yields under climate change now possible

An improved calculation of crop response to variations in temperature reduces the uncertainty of crop yield predictions by up to 50 percent.

Land use change one place in the world can lead to deforestation in another area of the world. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.07.31 | Agro

Can environmental measures in Denmark lead to deforestation in other parts of the world?

A new database provides an overview of where in the world deforestation has taken place and how the land is used afterwards. One of the things the database can be used for is to assess how land use changes affect climate on the global level.

Researchers from Aarhus University are collaborating with the industry to maintain Denmark's leading position in seed production. Photo: Colourbox

2017.08.16 | Agro

Danish seed production at the forefront

Danish farmers are eminent at producing seeds but in order to keep ahead of the competition they must be even better. Researchers from Aarhus University are partners in a project that will contribute to reducing the use of pesticides and increasing the yield in grass and spinach seed crops.

Photo: Colourbox

2017.07.14 | DCA

Researchers from Aarhus University are participating in a large EU project on future genomic management tools for European cattle production

Researchers from the Centre for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, are part of the GenTORE project launched in Paris on June 22-23, 2017.

The most important cause of foot pad lesions in organic broiler chickens seems to be a combination of moisture and manure in the broiler house. Photo: AU

2017.07.24 | Anis

Organic broilers must have dry feet

Despite having access to an outdoor area, having more room, and exercising more than conventional broilers, organic broilers still have problems with foot pad lesions just like their conventional brethren. A new report from DCA describes causes and proposes possible preventive measures.

A good potato yield can be ensured by applying nitrogen on a regular basis according to the plant's requirements. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.07.17 | Agro

Hitting the bull’s eye on crop nutrient requirements

Researchers from Aarhus University have developed a method to match crop nitrogen requirements more precisely than ever before. The method can reduce agricultural nitrogen emissions and simultaneously optimise yield.

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