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Maize is a crop that will find things more and more difficult as climate change gives us more drought during the summer. Here is a Danish maize field from July 2018. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.10.12 | Agro

Climate changes require better adaptation to drought

Europe’s future climate will be characterised by more frequent heat waves and more widespread drought. Heat and drought will both challenge crop production, but drought in particular will be a problem – especially for spring sown crops such as maize.

Sustainable forest management in Europe has only a modest effect on mitigating global climate change. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.10.11 | Agro

Can forests save us from climate change?

A new study published in Nature has found that managing Europe’s forests to maximise carbon sequestration has a negligible effect on the global climate.

Researchers from Aarhus University have developed an improved method for following the transport of chemicals through the soil. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.09.27 | Agro

Following the path of chemicals through the soil

A new and quick way to predict the transport of chemicals through the soil has been developed by researchers at Aarhus University.

2018.10.02 | Pigs

New project to minimise heat stress in pigs

Heat stress in highly productive sows in subtropical and tropical regions is a major problem, and if the sows are not cooled down, the consequences can have major economic and animal welfare impacts. A new ventilation project will tackle this issue.

2018.10.02 | Research

How leaves talk to roots

New findings show that a micro RNA from the shoot keeps legume roots susceptible to symbiotic infection by downregulating a gene that would otherwise hinder root responses to symbiotic bacteria. These findings help us understand what it takes to make nitrogen-fixing symbiosis efficient, and what we need to do to exploit it agronomically.

One of the measures that can be used to reduce agricultural greenhouse emissions is to set aside and re-wet organic soils. Photo: Foto: Janne Hansen

2018.09.27 | Agro

Efficient ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture

Agriculture can use a range of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A new report provides an overview of the potentials, effects and barriers of these measures.

Professor Lis Wollesen de Jonge has been appointed as a new member of Independent Research Fund Denmark | Technology and Production Sciences. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.09.24 | Agro

Soil physics professor appointed to Independent Research Fund Denmark

The Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, has supplied the Independent Research Fund Denmark | Technology and Production Sciences with a new member: Professor Lis Wollesen de Jonge.

The theory is that the plants are already infected with resistant grey mould fungus on arrival in Denmark.

2018.10.01 | Food

Resistant grey mould is an increasing problem for Danish strawberry growers

Grey mould that is resistant to the few approved pesticides in Danish strawberry production, is an increasing problem for Danish strawberry growers. A new project will explore if the resistant grey mould is already in the plants when imported.

Requirements for its cosmetic appearance and a larger number of pests make apples one of the most heavily sprayed crops. Photo: Lise Balsby, AU Photo

2018.10.01 | Food

Reduced spraying of apples is possible

The number of sprays in apple orchards can be significantly reduced if spraying is optimized between early spring and fruit set.

Mutation breeding with the new precision techniques can be seen as additional options to support already very efficient plant breeding. Photo: Colourbox

2018.09.05 | DCA

New report focuses on precision plant breeding

A report from the DCA – National Center for Food and Agriculture – focuses on opportunities and risks of the use of new plant breeding techniques in Danish agriculture, horticulture and forestry. A highly topical issue in the light of the European Court of Justice's ruling that the techniques should be regulated according to the full GMO…

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