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2015.11.30 | Food

Aarhus University works towards the formation of a European food alliance

Aarhus University is part of the consortium FoodNexus, which is currently developing an application for the status of a European innovation alliance – a so-called food-KIC. The alliance will connect the private and public sectors within the food industry in Europe, creating more innovation, jobs and better education.

Certain wheat cultivars may, under drought conditions, benefit from AM fungi that live in a symbiotic relationship with the wheat's roots. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.11.27 | Crops

Fungi may help drought-stressed wheat

Certain drought-stressed wheat cultivars perform better when their roots are in symbiosis with beneficial fungi.

Carbon is an essential part of soil organic matter and contributes to a healthy soil, earning more money for the farmer because the soil is more fertile. An EU project coordinated by the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, shows what you can do to improve the soil. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.10.28 | Crops

New tool can help increase soil carbon content and thereby improve soil fertility

Agricultural soil is the basis for our crop production and should be carefully managed to maintain its fertility. Results from an EU project will make it easier for farmers and consultants to identify the best cultivation practices for this purpose.

An infrared camera can measure if the sow has fever without disturbing her. This method can assist in detecting illness in the sow at an early stage, thereby saving piglet lives. Photo: Jesper Rais

2015.11.24 | Anis

Using infrared cameras to measure sow temperature can lower piglet mortality

Early detection of fever in sows can reduce piglet mortality and the consumption of antibiotics. Research from Aarhus University has refined a method that uses an infrared camera to remotely measure the sow’s body temperature.