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Among the measures that can increase soil carbon storage are more plant coverage, improved management of grasslands and longer grazing periods. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.11.29 | Agro

The soil needs carbon

It is imperative to maintain or increase soil organic carbon for protecting the climate and improving soil fertility. Researchers from Aarhus University are partners in a new international project that will develop and disseminate knowledge in this area.

The roller crimper rolls and crimps legumes at Aarhus University’s experimental fields in Aarslev. After two weeks, the fields are crimped again, and after three weeks cabbage is planted directly into the dead plant residues. Photo: Hanne L. Kristensen AU-FOOD

2017.11.24 | Food

Promising no-tillage organic systems for vegetable crops

Researchers from Aarhus University plant white cabbage directly into legume residues without cultivating the soil. This technique allows them to stunt weed growth and improve nitrogen cycling in the system. Within the framework of the research project SoilVeg, researchers examine new methods for organic vegetable production, and the results now…

When grass comprises a large proportion of a cow's feed it alters her milk composition. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.28 | Agro

Milk from grass-fed cows can become a new, healthy and holistic organic luxury product

Organic dairy farming can become even greener if the milk is produced almost exclusively on grass-based feed. This type of production will the make both the milk and the organic production system healthier.

Which routes should future cattle farming take? A new research project at the Department of Agroecology aims to shed light on this. Photo: Jesper Rais

2017.11.15 | Agro

Which road could cattle production take?

Researchers from Aarhus University will describe future sustainable cattle production systems by setting up a range of future scenarios. This will be done in collaboration with Seges, Arla and others from the industry in order to support a sustainable, holistic and balanced development of cattle production.

A lack of social interaction during meals has a negative effect on elderly people’s quality of life. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.24 | Food

Dinner groups help elderly people who have lost their cohabiting partner

When elderly people suddenly have to eat their daily meals alone, they experience a decline in their quality of life. However, dinner groups can have a positive effect on people who have lost a cohabiting partner. In a new study, Aarhus University takes a closer look at how changes in elderly people’s life situation impact their eating habits and…

Agricultural and food research at Aarhus University continuously climbs international rankings, a fact that has caught the attention of the Minister of Higher Education and Science. Photo: Aarhus University

2017.11.23 | DCA

The Minister of Higher Education and Science visits Aarhus University in Foulum

Basic research activities and industrial cooperation was in focus when Søren Pind, the Danish Minister of Higher Education and Science, recently visited Aarhus University in Foulum.

Researcher Emmanuel Arthur from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University (left) has been awarded the Soil Physics and Hydrology Division Early Career Award. The prize was preseneted to him by Professor Scott B. Jones from Utah State University, USA. Photo: SSSA

2017.11.10 | Agro

Young soil scientist from Aarhus University is a winner

Researcher Emmanuel Arthur from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University has won a prestigious international prize.

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…

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