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Carrots, elderflowers and thyme contain compounds that can be beneficial against type 2 diabetes. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.09.10 | DCA

A summer bouquet for diabetes

Some of the beautiful flowers, fragrant herbs and delicious vegetables of summer contain ingredients that have beneficial effects on diabetes.

Scientists are investigating how crops react to climate-related stress and CO2-concentration in the atmosphere. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.07.17 | DCA

Preparing cropping systems for climate changes

Climate models can be improved with more knowledge on how crops respond to climate-related stress and the atmospheric concentration of CO2.

Dana Olijhoek holds a double degree in sustainable animal nutrition.

2015.07.15 | DCA

First graduate with double degree in sustainable animal nutrition

A passion for working with animals led to the unique opportunity of earning a double degree in animal nutrition from two different universities in Europe.

New strains of the disease yellow rust are arriving in Europe from the Himalaya region. Photo: Mogens Støvring Hovmøller

2015.07.03 | DCA

Invasions out of centre of diversity increase the risk of disease epidemics in wheat

Scientists have found that strains of the wheat pathogen causing severe yellow rust epidemics in Europe have their origin in the centre of diversity in the Himalayan region. This disease can have a great impact on wheat production in Europe, including organic crop production in Denmark.

If we do not take good care of our soil resource, we risk destroying it so that it loses its ability to grow crops. Photo: Per Marcussen

2015.07.01 | DCA

Soil under pressure

The majority of the food we eat originates directly or indirectly from the soil. But soil fertility is under threat because of the way we treat it. This is a topic to which much research is being devoted at Aarhus University, working alongside the agricultural industry and the authorities.