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2020.04.18 | Research

Long-term experiments show low levels of uranium in soil supplied with phosphorus fertilizers

A research group with the participation of Aarhus University has, with the help of the long-term fertilizer experiment at Askov Research Station and two field trials in Germany, shown that a low and harmless concentration of uranium in agricultural soil can be maintained, but only if phosphorus fertilizers from raw phosphate with a low content of…

Photo: Lars Kruuse AU Foto

2020.04.08 | Research

Later sowing can help control herbicide resistant weeds

Resistance to herbicides in weeds may be at the expense of other plant characteristics and may provide ideas for alternative control methods. Small changes in cultivation technology may help to reduce the problems of herbicide-resistant weeds in the fields, according to research from Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University.

Photo: Henning Thomsen, AU.

2020.04.01 | DCA

Building a cross-European framework for climate-smart sustainable agricultural soil management systems

24 countries join forces in the European Joint Programme EJP SOIL. The overall objective is to provide sustainable agricultural soil management solutions that contribute to key societal challenges including climate change and future food supply

Photo: Johannes Lund Jensen. The moment Johannes Lund Jensen received his PhD degree on Skype for Business.

2020.04.01 | People

Online PhD defence for the first time - it went brilliant

With just 11 audience members, four supervisors, two opponents, a spouse and two young children, Johannes Lund Jensen received his PhD degree as the first ever at the Department of Agroecology after completing his defence online.

Photo: Bioreactor using wood chips near Haderslev. Finn Plauborg.
Figure 1: Location of six new bioreactors in different Danish geo-regions.

2020.05.26 | Agro

Results from the first year - six new bioreactors using wood chips

There is a huge need for new measures to help reduce nitrogen leaching to the aquatic environment. Recent results from Aarhus University demonstrate that between 29 and 49 percent of the nitrogen are removed when drainage water is led through a bioreactor with wood chips. However, this is to be confirmed in more experiments.

Photo: Janne Hansen

2020.03.30 | Research

Computer model can determine nitrogen mineralisation of catch crops

Reduced nitrate leaching and improved plant nitrogen availability are among the benefits of catch crops. A new model built by researchers from Department of Agroecology can determine the mineralisation of catch crops, and when linked to an agroecosystems model, it allows improved estimated of nitrate leaching and nitrogen supply to following…

Photo: Henning Thomsen

2020.03.30 | Research

Biochar as a source of phosphorus for crop fertilisation

Pyrolysis is not only a source of sustainable and climate-friendly energy, but the residual product from pyrolysis, biochar, can, in addition to carbon binding, also act as phosphorus fertiliser on agricultural fields.

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2020.04.01 | DCA

New robotic AI will improve sustainability in agriculture

An international team consisting of five universities and three leading industrial companies aims to transform health, food and agriculture technology via new open-source, 'all-round' artificial intelligence for modern and future robots.

In collaboration with Danish Technological Institute, Aarhus University has conducted a questionnaire survey among drivers transporting cull sows to a large Danish slaughterhouse. Photo: Mette S. Herskin.

2020.04.01 | Anis

What do livestock drivers transporting sows think about fitness for transport and animal welfare during transport?

New knowledge about a professional group – the drivers – who are key to securing animals’ welfare during transport but rarely included in research projects.

Photo: Colourbox.

2020.04.01 | DCA

Panda poo, ants and slugs could be key to the green fuel of tomorrow

A new research project at Aarhus University will exploit millions of years of evolution to develop sustainable biofuels. Among other things, the solution lies in the digestive system of pandas.

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