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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.

At the present there is no scientific evidence that one milk protein variant is superior to the other. Photo: Colourbox

2017.04.07 | Food

Further knowledge required about the differences between milk proteins

Recent years have witnessed significant debates on proteins in milk, in particular the differences between A1 and A2 proteins. However, there is still no scientific evidence to determine whether milk with one protein type is healthier than the other.

Postdoc Tine Thach has won a Jeanie Borlaug Laube WIT Early Career Award.

2017.03.27 | Agro

International reward to promising wheat researcher from Aarhus University

Postdoc Tine Thach from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University has been awarded the 2017 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Award.

Scientists have developed a wheat with a specific ability to increase the digestibility of phosphorus and other important minerals. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.03.24 | DCA

Unique wheat passes the test

A unique, patented wheat can have significant importance to agriculture, the environment and undernourished people in developing countries. Animal tests recently demonstrated that this special wheat increases P and Ca digestibility.

Niall Young has a PhD degree in rheology from the University of Salford, United Kingdom, and has worked in the food industry for more than 20 years.

2017.03.16 | Food

Affiliate Associate Professor to strengthen the cooperation with the food industry

Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, appoints Niall Young as Affiliate Associate Professor in food structures and rheology. Niall Young is employed as a Technical Fellow in DuPont Nutrition & Health.

Over a period of three years, the scientists conducted field studies with various crops and cropping systems. Photo: Jesper Rais

2017.03.13 | Agro

Grasses are good at using the sun to be productive

Scientists from Aarhus University have studied how efficient crops are at using the sun to produce biomass for biorefining. This knowledge can be put to use to optimise biomass yields and improve sustainability.

2017.03.13 | DCA

Increased knowledge required on production of protein from green biomasses

Green biomasses hold a significant potential as an alternative to traditional protein sources. However, a recent report establishes the fact that further knowledge is required on the economic and environmental consequences in case an actual commercial production is implemented.

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