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Combining pig production with the production of biomass has many benefits. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.01.30 | DCA

Pigs in the wood

Organic sows and their piglets can be put out to roam on areas planted with trees. This can improve the health and wellbeing of the animals and is in fact also better for the environment than keeping pigs on pasture.

Planting with wider row spacing than normal provides room for catch crops which in turn has several benefits. Scientists are investigating the new row cropping system. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.02.01 | DCA

Nitrogen in - weeds out

High and stable yields can be achieved in organic crop farming by growing legume-based catch crops in the row space between agricultural crop rows. The method can reduce weeds and supply nitrogen for agricultural crops and may also reduce nitrogen leaching and increase carbon storage in soil.

Scientists at Aarhus University are leading a project to promote the cultivation of organic sour cherries. Photo: AU

2014.02.03 | Research

Advanced methods to assist organic sour cherries

A new research project has been launched at Aarhus University to identify organic sour cherry varieties that are resistant to disease and boost the currently very limited organic production in Denmark.

Scientists are investigating and developing various initiatives that can improve the yield, quality and keeping quality of organic apples and pears. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.01.20 | DCA

Organic fruit production gets a boost

New research project offers a multilateral approach to examine and develop a variety of methods to ensure quality, durability and yield in organic fruit production.

Danish knowledge and experience regarding prevention of weeds in winter wheat have been shared with Poland and Germany in an EU project. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.01.17 | DCA

Positive results from EU project on weed control in northern Germany and Poland

The EU project DSSHerbicide has had an outcome of results and experience on reducing herbicide use that can be directly transferred to farming practice in northern Germany and Poland. The next step is for more advisers and farmers to take the ideas on board.

Consumers' awareness of food toxins is not overwhelming. Photo: Colourbox

2014.01.17 | DCA

Consumers know very little about the toxins in our food

Danish consumers have scant knowledge about a number of toxic chemicals in food. The toxins we know most about are those that worry us the most.

Lotte Bach Larsen has been appointed professor in the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University. Photo: Tina Dahl Møllegard

2014.01.13 | DCA

New professor in dairy science at Aarhus University

With the appointment of Lotte Bach Larsen as professor in dairy protein science and manager of the research section Food Chemistry and Technology, the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University will be strengthening its research in dairy science.

The Advanced Technology Foundation has granted one million Danish kroner to start an industrial postdoc project at Aarhus University to explore and develop technologies that prevent collisions with animals and objects.

2014.01.17 | Research

Sensor technology to protect animals in the field

The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation has invested in an industrial postdoc project at Aarhus University to explore and develop technologies to detect and recognize obstacles in the field.

Photo: Colourbox

2014.01.09 | DCA

DNA technology can help ensure food security

For the past five years new genetic technology has created a revolution in Danish agriculture. Productivity has increased, cows have become healthier, and the technology can be spread to help produce more climate-friendly food for the world’s increasing population, according to a scientist from Aarhus University.

Increasing the efforts with regard to plant and animal breeding is one of the methods to be used to ensure food security. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.01.15 | DCA

Food shortage can be averted

We must use our planet’s resources better if we are to provide food enough for everyone in the future. One of the options is to use plant breeding to achieve higher crop yields. We must also reduce food waste and apply brakes to population growth if we are to ensure sustainable food security. AU scientists are ready to supply much of the knowledge…

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