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Scientists have proven that you can increase butyrate production by eating a healthy, high-fibre diet. Photo: Colourbox

2016.05.04 | Anis

Fibres make a difference

The diet in the western world is characterised as being low in fibre and high in fat and refined carbohydrates. This unhealthy lifestyle increases the risks for a number of lifestyle diseases. This is why scientists have to think of alternative ways for obtaining all the benefits of fibre without having to consume large quantities of carrots and…

Some types of soil shrink when they are dry. Photo: Colourbox

2016.02.18 | Agro

The many faces of soil

A new research project at Aarhus University will delve into the secrets behind soil properties in relation to the soil’s water content. This knowledge is relevant for agriculture and engineering.

High calf mortality is a major challenge and perhaps even a threat to the organic dairy producers’ reputation. Stock photo

2016.03.18 | Anis

Mortality among organic dairy calves to be reduced

An alliance of six organic farmers, two industrial partners and scientists from Aarhus University is set to develop new methods for the housing and management of calves to reduce the high mortality rate in organic cattle herds.

Researcher Emmanuel Arthur has been granted DKK 4.5 mill. from Villum Fonden's Young Investigator Programme. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.02.17 | Agro

Young science talent receives prestigious grant

Villum Fonden has awarded a grant of DKK 4.5 mill. to researcher Emmanuel Arthur from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University.

Scientists behind will be collecting seeds from the Nordic Gene Bank and testing old varieties of cabbage, beetroot and possibly carrots in cooperation with the seed company Vikima Seed. Photo: Ulla Skovsbøl

2016.04.04 | Agro

Old cabbage and beetroot varieties get a new lease of life

The research project MOVE will be studying how the seeds of old vegetable varieties with interesting properties can be made available to hobby growers and organic farmers.

Peter Hartvig is a new head of research unit in the Department of Agroecology. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.02.15 | Agro

New head of research unit regarding minor use pesticides

Peter Hartvig has been appointed head of the research unit in minor uses in the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University’s research centre AU Flakkebjerg.

A new European association to promote agroecology has been established. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.02.11 | Agro

Agroecology Europe is launched

Aarhus University has participated with scientists from 10 different countries in establishing a new European organisation that aims to promote agroecology.

Ensiled maize kernels in the feed reduced mortality and improves foot pad health and meat quality in broilers. Photo: Colourbox

2016.03.18 | Anis

Ensiled kernel maize improves broiler welfare

A lower mortality rate and improved footpad health and meat quality of broilers are some of the positive effects of using ensiled kernel maize in broiler feed, according to results from a PhD study at the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University.