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At Aarhus University researchers work together with the industry during all stages of the production chain. Photo: Jesper Rais

2017.03.03 | DCA

Milk – inexpensive high-value raw material

Dairy research is one of the core areas at Aarhus University – and with good reason. New knowledge about the composition and quality of milk is of vital importance not only for the health of the consumers but also for the development of the industry.

Integrated pest management can spread if the parties involved network more with each other. Photo: Colourbox

2016.09.22 | Agro

Networking is the way to go

Sharing results and practical experience across borders is imperative for spreading integrated pest management in agriculture. Scientists from Aarhus University and other European scientists recommend three ways to improve networking.

A guided tour of AU’s different technology platforms for 170 visitors. A small group is shown here visiting the HTL facility, where Associate Professor Ib Johannsen explains ways of producing bio-oil from grass. Photo: Margrethe Balling Høstgaard

2016.09.22 | DCA

European visitors expressed great enthusiasm for AU Foulum

Two hundred researchers and representatives from European companies got together for two days at Aarhus University (AU) in Foulum to establish the basis for collaboration in biorefining.

The disease deformed wing virus in bees can be transmitted when the bees mate, leading to colony collapse. Photo: Colourbox

2016.09.29 | Agro

Queens, sex and colony collapse

Royal sex with multiple partners, venereal diseases and the collapse of colonies – welcome to the world of bees.

Food wastage is a big problem. Retailers are now working actively to curtail lit. Photo: Colourbox

2016.09.26 | DCA

Small country, big success: Retailers combat food waste in Denmark

Here's a big success in a small country: Danish retailers have become major players in endeavors to curb food waste, providing an example of how sustainability can be achieved with relatively modest means.

Campanula is being used in a research project aimed at developing potted plants that are equipped with selected genes using precision breeding techniques. Stock photo

2016.09.22 | DCA

Sustainability lies in the genes

Potted plants can be produced much more sustainably by using new precision breeding - instead of chemicals and GMO. The technique can also be applied to other crops.

Farmed soil is under pressure from heavy agricultural machinery. Collaborative efforts between scientists, businesses and advisers aim to find solutions to the problem.  Photo: Per Schjønning

2016.10.12 | Agro

Machine design and crop choice can reduce soil compaction

Heavy agricultural machinery used to cultivate the soil, apply animal manure and harvest crops contributes to the degradation of farmland. Innovation in relation to technology and crops can help remedy this serious problem.

It is possible to grow two crop types at the same time – in separated rows – with promising results. Photo: Yue Xie

2016.10.31 | Food

Grow more crops at the same time

By growing more crops at the same time, organic vegetable farmers can reduce nitrogen loss to the aquatic environment and reduce the need to apply fertilizer in the subsequent year, according to research from Aarhus University.