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Plant roots can affect the plant's local environment. This ability can perhaps be used to reduce pesticide use. Photo: Colourbox

2016.08.10 | Agro

Plants design their own environments

Plant roots can influence their local microbiological environment to a significant extent. Researchers aim to use this ability in plants to increase yield and reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture.

Potato plants produce the best yield under cool conditions. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.07.18 | Agro

Potatoes should not bake in the potato field

If you are a potato plant then a sweltering summer can be too much of a good thing. New studies show a clear correlation between increasing temperature and decreasing yield.

2016.07.07 | DCA

International Biorefining Seminar & Partnering Workshop in Denmark

On September 14 and 15, Aarhus University will host an International Biorefining Seminar and Partnering Workshop with the aim of facilitating European consortia establishment in the field of biorefining and food production.

Breast milk is the best example of customized food that we know. Photo: Colourbox

2016.08.09 | Food

New research method opens up the possibility of customizing breast milk for premature children in the future

There is a difference between breast milk from women who give birth prematurely and from women who give birth to full-term babies. However, a new research method has demonstrated that this difference evens out after a few weeks.

The annual report aims to give all interested in food and agriculture an insight into the past year’s activities within the centre’s core areas. Photo. Jesper Rais

2016.07.01 | DCA

DCA Annual Report focuses on research-based policy support

In 2015 DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture completed more than 150 policy support assignments for the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. Read more about this in the recently published annual report from DCA.