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2021.04.13 | Agro

Tyre evolution, traction and repeated wheeling effects on the risk of soil compaction

One of the main threats to the quality of agricultural soil in Europe and elsewhere is soil compaction. During her studies, Loraine ten Damme studied processes of soil compaction, in particular tyre-soil interactions and soil response as affected by tyre evolution, traction and repeated wheeling. Loraine investigated, among others, the effect of…

2021.04.12 | DCA

RUMIGEN – improving breeding of ruminant animals through genomics, epigenomics and ‘rooms of acceptance’

Researchers from Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) participate in a new EU Horizon2020 project – RUMIGEN – which aims at developing more sustainable breeding programs and linked technologies in line with social demand, adding a novel, societal dimension defined as ‘room of acceptance’ to the project goals.

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2021.04.12 | News

Focus on quality and transparency at the first European seminar on science-based policy advice in the field of agriculture and environment

There are major differences in status and organization of science-based policy advice among the European member states. However, the challenges are often the same, and cooperation among providers of science-based policy advice could increase quality. That was one of the take home messages from the first European seminar on science-based policy…

The entrepreneurs Christian Møller (on the left) and Mads Krogh Kristensen supply both restaurants and takeaways, and they produce packaging with the respective customers' logos. Photo: GS Supply

2021.03.23 | Food

AU Entrepreneurship course boosts student business of sustainable packaging

A Vietnamese, sustainable straw was the inspiration for two AU students' thriving business of sustainable packaging for restaurants and takeaways in corona times. Aarhus University's open entrepreneurship office, Food eHub, assisted in applying for the first initiating capital.

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2021.03.20 | People

PhD student from Agroecology win the annual Three Minute Thesis competition

Peat soils, paludiculture, and greenhouse gas emissions were the topics when Claudia Kalla Nielsen on 18 March won the annual Three Minute Thesis competition at Aarhus University, which this year was held digitally.

BettaSensing is developing a flavor fingerprint technology. Photo: Mathilde Kræmer.

2021.03.18 | DCA

Flavor recognition technology on its way to the market. Is your startup company next?

How do we know, if our food tastes good, or if it has already gone bad? The startup BettaSensing has created an innovative flavor recognition technology for the food industry. Last year, the company took part in the EIT Food entrepreneurship program Seedbed, which in Denmark is based at the Department of Food Science (AU FOOD) at Aarhus…

It is possible to boost cucumber production with the right combination of UV-B and monochromatic light. This is the conclusion of a new study from, among others, Aarhus University. Photo: Carl-Otto Ottosen.

2021.03.18 | DCA

Carefully composed lighting should boost future cucumber production

The right mix of the ultraviolet radiation UV-B and monochromatic light, i.e. light with only one wavelength, can boost germination of our cucumber plants - and thus reduce the total production time. This is the conclusion of a new study by researchers from Aarhus University, among others. This knowledge is particularly important in the "vertical…

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2021.03.17 | Research

Organic farming requires good management to protect against nitrate contamination of the groundwater

A new study by researchers from Aarhus University and Christian Albrechts University suggests that specialized arable organic and conventional systems leach nitrate at such rates that the EU quality standards are exceeded. But integrated approaches based on a balanced combination of forages, catch crops and cash crops can help organic farmers to…

2021.03.15 | DCA

News Events New magazine from AU Engineering: Together, we create the future

The green transition, sustainable technologies and interdisciplinary solutions to society's greatest challenges are the focal points of AU Engineering's new engineering profile magazine.

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2021.03.10 | Research

Thresholds for the impact of temperature on the activity of ecosystems can improve forecasts for future climate change

In a recently published article in Nature Ecology & Evolution, a large team of international researchers and Aarhus University investigated how the respiration of ecosystems depends on temperature. Ecosystems show threshold values for the impact of temperature on ecosystems' CO2 emissions, and this may help to improve forecasts for future climate…

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