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The effectiveness of mechanical weeding of both mono- and multi-variant weeds is to be improved in a new research project under the leadership of researchers from Aarhus University. It will limit the need for herbicides in conventional production, while organic production will be able to increase yield, cultivation security, and flexibility in crop selection as a result of improved weeding. Photo: AU

2014.06.30 | Research

New weeding modules for interrow cultivators to strengthen the effect of mechanical weed removal

A new research project with joint participation from Aarhus University and Kongskilde Industries aims to improve the effectiveness of mechanical crop field weeding. The project hinges on the development of new cutting solutions to improve the effectiveness against weeds when cultivating narrowly separated rows. The project is furthermore to…

DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture has published a report on the Askov long-term fertilizer experiments that can now celebrate their 120th anniversary.

2014.07.11 | Publication

The Askov long-term fertilizer experiments – still going strong after 120 years

The Danish long-term experiments on animal manure and mineral fertilizer at Askov have now existed for 120 years. This makes them some of the oldest experiments in the world. A new DCA report describes the unique experiments and some of the history behind them.

Scientists at Aarhus University are heading a new project on the extraction of proteins from green biomass. One of the expected uses of this new protein is as replacement for the large import of soybean used as a protein source in livestock production. Photo: Colourbox

2014.07.17 | Research

Protein from green biomass – a new protein source for animals and humans

A new research project at Aarhus University will look at the feasibility of using green biomass for the production of high-quality protein for use in feeds and foods.

Michelle Williams continues as head of the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University. Photo: Aarhus University

2014.07.10 | People

Michelle Williams continues as head of the Department of Food Science

Michelle H. Williams has spearheaded Aarhus University’s Department of Food Science since 2011, and has now been appointed head of department for a five-year period.

Lars Holm transferring milk from cows at AU Foulum which have taken part in an experiment, to reveal the extent to which an increased protein intake benefits the muscle mass of elderly people. Photo: Søren Tobberup Hansen

2014.06.20 | Research

Cows from AU Foulum help the elderly increase their protein intake

200 elderly people above the age of 65 are taking part in an experiment which investigates the effect of a higher protein diet upon skeletal muscle mass. 5 cows from AU Foulum play an important role in the experiment that may result in new dietary protein recommendations for the elderly.

In a new project at Aarhus University, researchers  cooperate with the company Jyden Bur to develop a concept with self-served maternity pens based on the cow's natural tendency to seek isolation from the herd before calving. The potential is better animal health and welfare and reduced expenses. Photo: Jesper Rais, AU Foto

2014.06.17 | Research

New maternity pen to improve cow welfare

Researchers at Aarhus University in collaboration with the company Jyden Bur will develop a self-operated maternity pen. The idea is to take advantage of the cow's natural tendency to seek isolation from the herd before calving. This has the potential to improve animal welfare, because the cow can calve undisturbed whereby the risk of calving…

Deep roots help crops acquire water and nutrients. With the aid of new gene technologies scientists are developing crops with deeper roots. Photo: Colourbox

2014.06.11 | DCA

Deep roots are the root of all good

Scientists are developing deep-rooted crops for better uptake of water and nutrients. This will make the plants more robust and better able to cope with the expected effects of climate change on the weather and will ensure better growth and higher yields.

New gene technologies will be used to make Danish malt barley even better. Photo: Colourbox

2014.06.11 | DCA

Better beer with better barley

New genetic technologies have revolutionised animal breeding. Now the same technologies and models can be used to better Danish malting barley.

A research platform at Aarhus University is to examine the environmental and socio-economic consequences of an increase in biomass production and utilisation. Photo: Lise Balsby. AU Communication

2014.06.26 | Research

Consequences of increased biomass production to be scrutinized

The BioBase research initiative, which analyses and develops technologies which can improve the production of biomass, includes a research platform which is to examine the economic and environmental consequences of increased reliance on biomass production.

Julian Rodriguez Algaba has won an international competition for PhD students. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.06.02 | DCA

Top-notch graduate student from Aarhus University

Julian Rodriguez Algaba from the Department of Agroecology has won an international graduate student research competition.