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Research director John E. Hermansen from Aarhus University was one of the principal organisers of the congress in Copenhagen. Photo: Claus Bo Andreasen

2014.09.01 | DCA

Conference boosts collaboration on the development of livestock farming

Research in technology and biology provides new development opportunities for European livestock farming.

New research proves that there is a huge potential in expanding the area with green biomass crops. Photo: Rene Larsen

2014.09.01 | DCA

Double crop yield and lower environmental impact with alternative crops

New research with the backing of the research and innovation platform Bio-Value proves that there is a huge potential in expanding the area with green biomass crops. But the potential can only be exploited if more efficient biorefining methods are developed.

They look beautiful when they leave the nursery but too many potted plants go to waste before they reach the consumer. Photo: AU

2014.08.19 | DCA

Stop flower waste

About a quarter of all the ornamental plants produced in Denmark never get as far as the consumer because of wastage in the producer-to-consumer chain. Aarhus University and the horticultural industry join forces to reduce the extensive problem.

Optimising the cow's feeding can improve her yield and welfare while also benefiting the environment. Photo: Jesper Rais

2014.08.19 | DCA

Cow diets tailored to individual yield potentials

Scientists are developing strategies for tailoring the allocation of concentrates to the individual cow. Such allocation may increase the cow's milk yield and significantly improve her feed efficiency and result in a better health, welfare, economy and environment.

Agriculture craves a new model for the application of nitrogen. A significant research endeavour lies ahead if, as recommended in the report by the Danish Commission on Nature and Agriculture in spring 2013, a model for a more intelligent and targeted control is to be developed. Photo: Henning Thomsen

2014.08.14 | DCA

Research strategy for intelligent nitrogen control

A greater degree of intelligent control of nitrogen in agriculture has much potential but requires a great deal of research in the coming years. This is the conclusion of scientists from Aarhus University who have set out a strategy incorporating new technologies.

Soil compaction is a threat to soil fertility in the field. There is hope, however, if farmers use a decision support system that can predict the impact of factors such as tyre type, tyre pressure, wheel load and soil type. Machines made of lighter materiales also hold potential. Photo: Janne Aalborg Nielsen

2014.08.14 | DCA

Online decision support system can alleviate soil compaction

For years scientists have been beating the drums about the problem with soil compaction, but field machinery nevertheless keeps on increasing. A research-based tool developed at Aarhus University can now help ease the pressure on the soil.

Researchers from Aarhus University are involved in the development of integrated pest management methods, including an intelligent spray boom that can reduce pesticide consumption by up to 60 per cent. Photo: Peter Kryger

2014.08.14 | DCA

Integrated pest management widens farmers’ control repertoire

A wide range of control measures can be used In the battle against weeds, pests and diseases IN agricultural crops. Denmark is leader of the pack when it comes to research in integrated pest management.

Researchers are investigating if pesticider can have an effect on men's fertility. Photo: Colourbox

2014.08.14 | DCA

Are pesticides to blame for men’s low sperm quality?

The methods used to assess the potential effects of pesticides on male fertility need an overhaul. Now researchers from Aarhus University will scrutinise the methods to get a more reliable assessment of the effects of pesticides.

Measurements of laughing gas in the soil show that emissions are markedly more than expected in some locations in Denmark. Photo: Søren O. Petersen

2014.08.20 | DCA

Scientists search for sources of nitrous oxide in peaty soils

Scientists will use a new laser technology to examine peaty soils with high emissions of nitrous oxide in order to understand where, when and why the risk for emissions is high.

Meat from boars can risk having boar taint when cooked. Researchers are therefore investigating if feeding with certain substances can minimise the problem. Photo: Arkiv

2014.08.13 | DCA

Can boars be fed to stop boar taint?

Sows in heat love it – but we humans abhor it: the smell of androstenone. This substance taints the meat from boars that have not been castrated. Scientists are investigating whether a substance can be added to the feed of boars that will capture the foul odour.

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