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2021.03.04 | DCA

The agricultural sector isn’t particularly digital. Why is that?

There are both economic and environmental reasons for adopting modern information and communication technologies in livestock farming. But far too few European farms take advantage of this technology. A new EU-funded development project will find out why, and will simultaneously demonstrate these technologies to a number of farmers.

2021.02.19 | DCA

Utilising our senses is critical to the design of future healthy food

Sight, smell, taste, touch, or hearing - all our senses come to play when we perceive and respond to food products, and finally when we make the food choice. This is the core of sensory science, which can be used to make our food choices healthier. The innovative research in the field carried out by Aarhus University is featured in a new book,…

Photo: Lise Nistrup Jørgensen

2021.03.01 | Research

New Nordic network will coordinate Nordic research collaboration on diseases in grain

The new network is supported by the Nordic Committee for Agricultural and Food Research (NKJ) and will coordinate research into sustainable disease control in cereal crops in the Nordic countries. The NORDICGRAIN network will bring together researchers from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

"We’ve got fantastic agricultural soil in Denmark, and it would be a shame to plaster it all with solar cells. It’d be great if we could unite the two," says farmer Claus Hunsballe, who's joined an international research project to unite solar energy production and agriculture. Photo: Colourbox

2021.02.26 | Research

Why not combine agriculture and solar energy on the same field?

Using vertical solar-cell installations, researchers from Aarhus University will harvest both energy and crops from the same agricultural area. The plan is to produce energy when it is most needed, while at the same time leaving space for the farmer to work in the field.

Photo: Colourbox

2021.02.24 | News

Low-inflation pressure tyres can reduce soil stress

A low-inflation pressure tyre on the farmer’s tractor is more important than the construction of the tyre itself when it comes to reducing soil stress in cultivated fields. Researchers from Aarhus University, among others, have studied how tyres have developed over time and measured how much stress the soil is exposed to when the farmer chooses…

Photo: Colourbox

2021.02.24 | News

High-resolution field- and farm-scale data is needed for future implementation of e.g. afforestation as agri-environmental measure

According to researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University and researchers from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) implementation efficiency of some agri-environmental policy interventions, as the case here with afforestation shows, depends on the availability of high-resolution agricultural and landscape data.

Photo: In 2018, a Danish team from University of Southern Denmark won the first prize of 1000 EUR.

2021.02.24 | DCA

European student competition 2021: Bioeconomic innovation in focus

Danish students are again this year encouraged to form interdisciplinary teams and participate in BISC-E, the Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe. The Danish winner will compete with the winners from other EU countries to win the European championship and price.

Photo: Colourbox

2021.02.22 | DCA

A successful green transition demands a new food systems approach

We need to move beyond simple linear cause-effect relations of food production and consumption and take a more holistic view, a so-called food systems approach, for the green transition to be successful. This was the common denominator at the first CiFOOD Conference at Aarhus University, which took place online in the beginning of February.

As of March, 1st, 2021, Peter K. Theil is appointed professor in nutrition and lactation physiology at Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University.

2021.03.03 | Anis

New professor in nutrition and lactation physiology at AU

As of March, 1st, 2021, Department of Animal Science has appointed Peter K. Theil professor in nutrition and lactation physiology. With this appointment, the department strengthens its research within nutrition, lactation physiology and productivity in pigs, thus stands up among the world’s top universities when it comes to research in sustainable…

Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard; AU-foto

2021.02.12 | News

Water transport in soil macropores mapped

Researchers from Aarhus University have mapped water transport in soil macropores in Denmark. The mapping can, among other things, be used to identify risk areas in relation to phosphorus or pesticide leaching.

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