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Together with the Department of Food Science, the MAPP Centre contributes significant efforts to the research-based policy support provided by Aarhus University to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.09 | DCA

World-class research in consumer behaviour

An international review panel of experts has evaluated the MAPP Centre and ranked the centre as a world-leader in consumer behavior research within the food area. Among other things, the MAPP Centre contributes to the research-based policy support provided by DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture to the Ministry of Environment and Food of…

Studies from Aarhus University demonstrate that hydrogen sulphide emissions are caused mainly by slurry evaporation from pig and cattle houses. Photo: Aarhus University

2017.11.23 | DCA

Agriculture contributes to the atmosphere's sulphur content

For the first time, researchers can determine the atmospheric content of sulphur caused by animal manure. A new study from Aarhus University demonstrates that hydrogen sulphide from animal manure accounts for about one third of the total Danish sulphur emissions to the atmosphere.

The Danes look for information about healthy food through many different sources. However, using the internet to find information is more prevalent in Denmark than in other countries - especially among young people. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.24 | DCA

New media may challenge official dietary recommendations

Danes increasingly search for information about healthy food on new media such a food blogs and social media platforms. However, information from these sources is not always evidence-based, and sometimes it runs counter to official health recommendations. This can pose a challenge for the authorities. In a new study, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University…

2017.12.08 | Anis

Abattoir lesions found on finishing pigs are associated with the production system

When it comes to the type of damages pigs risk to incur during growth, it is relevant in which production system they grow up. We see great differences between herds within conventional indoor, conventional free-range and organic finisher pig production. Thus, according to a study from Aarhus University there seems to be possibilities for…

Ensuring a more constant energy supply across the day for sows prior to farrowing, there is a great potential for reducing the number of stillborn piglets and thus increasing piglet survival markedly. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.09 | Anis

More frequent daily sow feedings reduces the number of stillborn piglets

If sows are fed at least three times daily, they will repay with shorter farrowings and considerably fewer stillborn piglets. This is the clear result of a new study carried out by scientists at the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University.

Some organic farmers use only a low level of antimicrobial medicine, but on most organic farms a major effort would be needed to reduce this level to something approaching zero. Photo: AU Foulum

2017.11.01 | Anis

Antimicrobial-free organic production seems within reach

Production without the use of antimicrobials can be within reach for many organic farms with a targeted health-promoting effort. A recent report from Aarhus University examines the possibilities of establishing organic production concepts for dairy and pig farming without using antimicrobials. The report also mentions the importance of rethinking…

It looks attractive, but this Agrilus planipennis is on the updated list of high-risk pests. Photo: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Forestry Archive - Forestry Images

2017.10.18 | Agro

New list of high-risk pests is available

Researchers at Aarhus University have prepared a list of the organisms that pose the greatest risk to Danish greenhouse crops.

The Danish horse breed Knabstrupper is one of the traditional  breeds that is targeted for conservation.

2017.10.18 | DCA

New report on ancient Danish animal breeds

The most recent surveys of ancient Danish animal breed populations have been published in a report from DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture.

Technology and the farming of the future will be spotighted in connection with the inaugural lecture given by honorary professor at the Department of Agroecology Ole Green. Photo: Ole Green

2017.10.16 | Agro

Focus on technology and future farming

The Department of Agroecology has extensive collaboration with the industry. An example of this is the collaboration with CEO Ole Green, Agrointelli. Ole Green is the department’s recently appointed honorary professor and will give his inaugural lecture in October 2017.  

It is worthwhile to take good care of our agricultural soil; researchers from Aarhus University are partners in an EU project that targets this issue. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.10.16 | Agro

Nurture the soil – it’s worth it

Profitability and sustainability can go hand in hand in crop production – especially if cropping systems that protect the soil are developed and applied. This is the basis for a new EU project with the participation of researchers from Aarhus University.

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