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A new research project will provide agriculture with the possibility of treating fields on the basis of their individual traits and conditions. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.06.30 | DCA

Future farming combines sustainability with productivity and efficiency

Scientists from Aarhus University are involved in a project with a total budget of nearly 100m DKK that will prepare farming for a future where sustainability and intensive, efficient and productive crop production go hand in hand.

Scientists from Aarhus University have mapped the models that are used to follow the fate of pesticides on agricultural soils, with a focus on Danish conditions. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.07.01 | DCA

The fate of pesticides mapped

Scientists from Aarhus University have mapped the methods that can be used to study what happens to pesticides in agricultural soil. The focus is on adsorption, degradation and transport of pesticides to the aquatic environment.

A cabbage seed weevil attack on rape forms part of the experiment on resistance to pesticides. Photo: Karl-Martin Vagn Jensen

2015.06.17 | DCA

Evolution is an important factor in integrated pest management

Weeds, pests and diseases can develop resistance to pesticides, rendering the plant protection less effective. Scientists from the Department of Agroecology use evolutionary and ecological principles to create a better understanding and prediction of resistance.

Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen will continue as Head of the Department of Animal Science in AU Foulum. Photo: Søren Tobberup Hansen

2015.06.23 | DCA

Current head of the Department of Animal Science appointed for a second period

Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen has been appointed for another term as head of the Department of Animal Science at AU Foulum.

Feeding extra nitrogen to cows leads to more emission of nitrous oxide. Photo: Jesper Rais

2015.06.17 | DCA

Dietary nitrate for cows reduces methane, but increases nitrous oxide emissions

Cows produce less methane when they are fed nitrate-amended feed. Now results show that this can result in emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O).

Lactating sows lose less weight and their piglets have improved growth rates when the sows are fed a two-component diet. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.06.23 | Anis

New feeding concept for sows

Reduced weight loss in sows and higher weight of the piglets at weaning are the benefits of a new feeding strategy for nursing sows. The idea is to feed the sows according to need with a two-component diet adapted to the changing needs of the sows.

Are policies regarding the Baltic Sea's aquatic environment and surrounding agriculture in tune with each other? Scientists from Aarhus University are looking into this question in an EU project. Photo: Colourbox

2015.06.10 | DCA

Are policies regarding the environment, climate and agriculture in harmony with each other?

In a project led by Aarhus University scientists will investigate if policies regarding the environment, climate and agriculture in the Baltic Sea region are in tune or at odds with each other.

The climate footprint left by beef production differs according to the type of production system. Scottish Highland cattle have a positive effect on biodiversity. Photo: Colourbox

2015.06.09 | DCA

The environmental impact of beef

The production of beef affects the climate, environment and biodiversity, but the effects depend on how the meet is produced. There is a large scope for reducing the environmental impact per kg meet produced by increasing the utilisation of the animal into new edible products not conventionally produced.