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Danish hygge. Potted plants looking pretty in the windowsill. Researchers from Aarhus University are investigating why some potted plants are injured on their journey from the nursery to the consumer and how this can be prevented (Photo: Colourbox)

2017.09.01 | Food

We hope your potted plant had a safe journey

Every year Danish nurseries produce 600 million potted plants. However, some of them are injured on their journey between the producer’s greenhouse and the consumers’ windowsill. Some of the culprits responsible for this loss of quality are known, others not; and the research project Minimal Waste (MinimalSpild) at Aarhus University looks further…

In the grass-clover ley at the farmer Henning Madsen.

2017.09.08 | Anis

Many attended the AU summer course in feed ration planning in dairy cattle herds

Scientists from the Department of Animal Science, AU-Foulum, recently concluded the international AU Summer University course: “Feed ration planning in dairy cattle herds”. Students and teachers from many different countries including the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, New Zealand, Uruguay, USA and Pakistan participated.

2017.09.13 | Anis

Experience animal science and farm animals at eye level at AU-Foulum

A world full of exciting experiences is waiting for you at Aarhus University Foulum when we open our doors, welcoming you to Open Farm Sunday on 17 September from 10.00 to 16.00. Do not hesitate to bring your children and parents and get unique insights into the world of farm animals and researchers.

The main theme of this year’s ISAE conference was “Understanding animal behaviour”. In total, three hundred researchers and other interested parties participated from 41 countries. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2017.09.20 | Anis

Animal behaviour and welfare scrutinised in Aarhus

From 7-10 August, Aarhus University hosted the yearly conference in International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE). Therefore, researchers from all over the world gathered in Aarhus to share and discuss new knowledge of animal behaviour.

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.

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