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It is important to apply an amount of fertiliser that ensures an optimal ratio between clover and grass. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.11.14 | DCA

Nitrogen, clover, camera and image analysis all come together

New technology that combines cameras, sensors, computers and smartphones aims to increase productivity and may help reduce nitrogen fertilisation in clover-grass fields.

Lars Henrik Jacobsen manages the national collection of vegetatively propagated vegetables. He has experienced a growing interest in the vintage species. Photo: Jesper Rais

2016.10.14 | DCA

Growing interest in vintage varieties

There is a growing interest in old varieties of fruit, vegetables and cereals. This is the experience at both the Nordic Gene Bank (NordGen) and Aarhus University’s horticultural research site in Aarslev who administer the national collection of vegetatively-propagated vegetables.

Using the straw for biorefining contributes to the sustainability of cereal cropping. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.10.14 | Agro

Which cropping system is best for the environment?

Early sown winter wheat, where the straw is removed every second year and used in biorefining, is the best of six different cereal cropping systems with regard to total environmental impact.

Aarhus University is among the elite in agricultural sciences. Photo: Lars Kruse

2016.10.11 | DCA

Aarhus University's agricultural research among the world's top ten

Agricultural sciences rank Aarhus University tenth best on the global list of 297 universities.

Newly developed grass species can reduce methane emission from cows. Photo: Jesper Rais

2016.10.06 | DCA

Super grass to increase cow milk production and reduce methane emissions

A research team is working on optimising grass species that will reduce cow burps, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions – in addition to increasing cow milk production.

“The grant from Apple for new research at AU Foulum will contribute to streamlining biogas production and thereby create a better overall economy for biogas,” says Head of Section Lars Ottosen. Photo: Jesper Rais

2016.10.06 | DCA

New research will provide Apple with renewable energy – when the wind is not blowing

Research collaboration between Apple and Aarhus University will help stabilise the supply of renewable energy to Apple’s new data centre. The research will benefit the entire biogas industry.

At Aarhus University researchers work together with the industry during all stages of the production chain. Photo: Jesper Rais

2017.03.03 | DCA

Milk – inexpensive high-value raw material

Dairy research is one of the core areas at Aarhus University – and with good reason. New knowledge about the composition and quality of milk is of vital importance not only for the health of the consumers but also for the development of the industry.

Integrated pest management can spread if the parties involved network more with each other. Photo: Colourbox

2016.09.22 | Agro

Networking is the way to go

Sharing results and practical experience across borders is imperative for spreading integrated pest management in agriculture. Scientists from Aarhus University and other European scientists recommend three ways to improve networking.

A guided tour of AU’s different technology platforms for 170 visitors. A small group is shown here visiting the HTL facility, where Associate Professor Ib Johannsen explains ways of producing bio-oil from grass. Photo: Margrethe Balling Høstgaard

2016.09.22 | DCA

European visitors expressed great enthusiasm for AU Foulum

Two hundred researchers and representatives from European companies got together for two days at Aarhus University (AU) in Foulum to establish the basis for collaboration in biorefining.

The disease deformed wing virus in bees can be transmitted when the bees mate, leading to colony collapse. Photo: Colourbox

2016.09.29 | Agro

Queens, sex and colony collapse

Royal sex with multiple partners, venereal diseases and the collapse of colonies – welcome to the world of bees.

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