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Scientists from Aarhus University and a senior consultant from AgroTech will give a presentation on poplar clones and the cultivation of poplar in connection with the upcoming Crop Congress. Photo: AU

2013.12.04 | Bioenergy

Yield of poplar strongly affected by soil type and selected clone

A three-year study with various poplar clones indicates significantly lower yields on sandy soils than on more fertile soil. The results will be presented at the upcoming Crop Congress.

Newly weaned pigs often have problems with diarrhoea and low growth rates, but zinc can reduce the problems. Why zinc has this – for pigs at least – beneficial effect is not precisely known, but will be studied by a scientist from Aarhus University.

2013.12.04 | Pigs

The effect of zinc on weaners to be scrutinised

The addition of high amounts of zinc to the diet of newly weaned pigs increases the growth rate and reduces the incidence of diarrhoea. A scientist from Aarhus University will be examining the causes of this in a new research project.

The quality and shelf life of pears and apples can be predicted using dry matter analyses. Photo: Janne Hansen

2013.11.28 | DCA

Quality and shelf life of apples and pears can be predicted

The dry matter content of apples and pears gives a clue to their potential quality and shelf life several months before they are picked. This allows the fruit grower to act timeously in order to improve the product.

Although scabby apples can be used for juice , it is more satisfying for consumers to be able to put their teeth directly into apples that have been bred to be crisp, round and juicy. Photo: AU Aarslev

2013.12.10 | DCA

Sulphur + baking soda = Healthy organic apples

The right combination of spraying technique and organic insecticides can significantly reduce the incidence of scab in organic apples.

Extra heating in the farrowing room can save piglets from dying. Research at Aarhus University has shown how floor heating must interact with the ambient room temperature to prevent the newborn piglets from suffering from hypothermia and dying. Photo: Janne Hansen

2013.11.25 | Pigs

Extra heating reduces mortality of newborn pigs

Providing extra heat in the farrowing house can save the lives of many newborn pigs. Research at Aarhus University shows how underfloor heating can combine with room temperature to prevent hypothermia and deaths.

Scientists from Aarhus University have in collaboration with a number of other actors implemented parts of the ISO 19100 series in an EU project. Working to an ISO standard will in future make it easier for farmers to exchange data between different systems.

2013.12.27 | DCA

IT systems in agriculture to speak the same language

An ISO standard seeks to standardise the wealth of diverse information that the farmer has to deal with in the computer systems in the tractor and at the desk.

Senior scientist Jan Stagsted uses mini pigs fed ad libitum in experiments on obesity and diabetes. Photo: Janne Hansen

2013.11.08 | DCA

New remedy to control appetite may be on the way

Spin-off company from Aarhus University examines the potential of protein hydrolysates to prevent obesity and diabetes.

Scientists from Aarhus University are investigating if the management system called EVOP can be applied in large dairy herds. Photo: Janne Hansen

2013.11.06 | DCA

EVOP: the new word in cattle herd management

No two dairy herds are the same. Identical actions on different herds may therefore produce different effects. As a method of optimising the production in individual herds a management system used in industry is going to be adapted to testing new developments in dairy herds.

Without water, crops such as this okra in Ghana cannot thrive. A new project led by scientists from Aarhus University aims to spread the use of low-cost, low-tech irrigation. Photo: Mathias Neumann Andersen

2013.11.01 | DCA

Biochar and water to solve problems in West Africa

Scientists from Aarhus University are aiming to boost harvest yields and curb deforestation in Ghana with the help of irrigation and the production of biochar. This should result in higher employment, a better economy and a cleaner environment.

Postdoc Marlene Fredborg has participated in developing an apparatus that can contribute to a targeted and quick treatment against bacterial infections. Photo: Advanced Technology Foundation

2013.11.05 | DCA

Battle against resistant bacteria takes huge leap forward

An industrial postdoc study at Aarhus University has led to a Danish breakthrough in the battle against the overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics in humans and livestock.