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2020.02.28 | People

New section leader in the Department of Agroecology

Professor of Crop Science and Water Management Mathias Neumann Andersen is as of 1 March, 2020 new Head of Section for Climate and Water in the Department of Agroecology.

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2020.03.17 | Food

How does grass protein affect meat quality?

In production experiments, an increasing amount of clover grass protein was added to the feed for broilers and slaughter pigs. The purpose of this is to find a more sustainable alternative to e.g. soy protein. A group of researchers from Aarhus University examined this.

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2020.02.25 | Research

Targeted set-aside of agricultural land provides effective reduction of nitrogen load

According to the Ministry of Environment and Food, Denmark should reduce the nitrogen load on coastal areas by 13,000 tonnes per year. Targeted measures will according to researchers from Aarhus University be able to reduce the required amount of Danish agricultural land from 35% of Danish agricultural land to just 23%.

2020.02.25 | Food

Support for agri-food tech companies in the startup phase

As a part of the EIT Food program, which Aarhus University is participating in, it is now possible for new startup companies within the area of agri-food technology to receive training, mentorship and €10,000 funding for customer research.

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2020.02.24 | People

New Head of Department at the Department of Agroecology

Jørgen E. Olesen is per 1 March 2020 employed as Head of Department at the Department of Agroecology after having been acting Head of Department since September 2019.

2020.02.24 | Food

Professor Hildegarde Heymann gives her inaugural lecture

In august 2019, Professor Hildegarde Heymann, University of California, Davis, who is a world-leading expert in sensory science, was appointed as Honorary Professor in “Advanced Sensory Methodologies for Innovation in Food Quality” at the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University. On February 25, 2020 she will give her inaugural lecture.

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2020.02.11 | Food

Climate-friendly bugotto under development

In a new project, researchers from Aarhus University are contributing to the development of a climate-friendly risotto based on insect flour - a so-called bugotto - aimed at Danish consumers.

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2020.02.11 | DCA

Brazilian by-products transformed into food

When we eat a cashew nut, we might not be aware of the fact that the ‘nut’ it is just a small part of the cashew fruit. When we buy coconut water, we may not think about what happened to the rest of the coconut. Many crops, especially fruits, go partly to waste. In cooperation with Brazilian researchers, researchers from Aarhus University will…

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2020.01.27 | Research

Optimisation of agricultural production systems for a future climate

Researchers from Aarhus University collaborate with researchers from the University of Copenhagen on the development of system analyses that can optimize climate change for food production and biomass use in Danish agriculture.

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2020.01.27 | Research

Researchers measure nitrate leaching using vegetation indices

Researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have found a method to assess the effect of cover crops on nitrate leaching using vegetation indices, which can be obtained by satellite or drone images.

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