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Treating the soil properly helps it to maintain a good friability. Photo: Henning Thomsen

2013.12.27 | DCA

Soil friability is the key

Input of organic matter, reduced traffic, and tillage are all very important for making agricultural soil easy to work with.

2013.12.18 | Crops

Developing tools to combat fungi in barley

Fungal contamination of barley crops can cause reduced yields due to the disease leaf spot. A team of Danish and Scottish researchers will now develop tools to breed resistant varieties of barley and provide an early diagnosis of outbreaks so the disease can be reduced or eliminated. The Danish Council for Strategic Research has just granted…

2013.12.18 | Pigs

Fighting the most important contagious swine disease in the world

An international team of researchers is determined to develop a new and more effective vaccine against PRRS – the most important contagious swine disease in the world – which annually costs society enormous amounts and leads to poor animal welfare. The Danish Council for Strategic Research has just granted Professor Finn Skou Pedersen DKK 15…

Youn scientists from a range of developing countries met with a team of experienced scientists to learn about climate change mitigation. Photo: Janne Hansen

2013.12.16 | DCA

Young scientists from developing countries learned about climate change mitigation

Everyone must pitch in to mitigate the effects of climate change – including developing countries and emerging economies. The goal is to reduce the amount of CO2 emitted per kg food produced.

The Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP) under the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries has awarded funding to organic research and development. Scientists from Aarhus University are leading six of the projects that received funding from the programme.

2013.12.19 | Research

Aarhus University nets a large bag of money for organic research

A number of scientists at Aarhus University and their project partners have netted 57.9 million Danish crowns of the research funds distributed by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries via its Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP). The funds have, among other things, been granted to research into organic apples, pigs in…

An extract from frogs can improve the viability of cloned pig embryos that are used in human disease research. Photo: Jacob Fog Bentzon

2013.12.12 | DCA

Frogs and pigs help people

Cloned pigs with transferred genes from humans plus a soupçon of extract from frogs are some of the ingredients in Aarhus University's research into human diseases. New research may boost the efficiency of the technique.

Grass-clover is a good source of nitrogen in organic crop systems.  Photo: Janne Hansen

2013.12.12 | DCA

Crops in organic farming can enhance their nitrogen fixation fix

Grass-clover and nitrogen-fixing cover crops can contribute substantially to crop nitrogen supply in organic crop production.

These pigs are fed protein from starfish or mussels in an experiment to determine whether these sources have a future as a protein source for young pigs and also for laying hens. Photo: Soren Tobberup Hansen, AU.

2013.12.05 | Pigs

Starfish and mussels possible sources of proteins for poultry and pigs

A new research project involving Aarhus University and the Danish Shellfish Centre is looking into whether starfish and mussels could be used as alternative sources of protein for laying hens and young pigs.

Scientists from several countries are investigating different options to avoid tail docking and tail biting. Photo: Colourbox

2013.12.04 | DCA

New EU project aims to reduce tail biting and docking of tails in pigs

Can tail-biting in pigs be avoided without the farmer having to resort to docking the pigs’ tails? Scientists from eight different countries are collaborating on finding solutions using different approaches to the problem.

Fungi associated with plant roots play a central role in the growth and health of crops. Photo: Colourbox

2014.02.06 | DCA

Crops and fungi in mutual beneficial relationship

Some fungi in the soil play a key role in crop production in the symbiotic fungus-plant relationship .