Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

News archive

Big data come from thousands of machines performing the same procedures repeatedly.

2017.01.30 | DCA

When machines become intelligent

With the aid of big data we can develop machines with artificial intelligence that can make their own field treatment decisions. The challenge now is to collect data and make these available for innovation.

The right amounts of nitrogen help assure optimal grasslands. Photo: Colourbox

2017.02.08 | DCA

Nitrogen application in grass-clover and grass seed needs the right balance

New technology will help farmers maintain the balance between too much and too little nitrogen in grass-clover and grass seed fields to the benefit of the crops and the environment.

Soy beans often contain glyphosate residues. A new project will examine potential effects when farm animals are exposed to glyphosate residues via the feed. Photo: Colourbox.  
In the project, the effect of glyphosate on the microorganisms of the gastrointestinal tract and on mineral status will be examined in pigs and poultry as well as potential secondary effects on animal health and productivity. Photo: Colourbox.

2017.02.03 | Anis

Can glyphosate residues in the feed affect the health of farm animals?

Scientists at the Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University have received a 10-mio DDK grant from the VELUX FOUNDATIONS for a project examining whether residues of glyphosate in the feed will affect the health of farm animals.

A simple urine sample can reveal more about your health than you might think. Photo: Aarhus University

2017.01.20 | Food

Your health is in focus

Cheese, chicken, and bread rich in fibre: our bodies react differently to different foods. A group of experts from Aarhus University are surveying the relation between food and health.

By delving into large amounts of data researchers can gain new insights into hitherto undiscovered relations to the benefit of eg. agriculture. Photo: Colourbox

2017.01.19 | Agro

Finding new clues: Improved number crunching can help agriculture

Looking for connections, correlations and relationships in the big picture with the aid of advanced statistical methods and data mining can help agriculture to prepare for climate change and other big issues.

Researchers from Aarhus University are coordinating a European project that supports implementation of sustainable, integrated weed management in Europa. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.01.11 | Agro

New times ahead for European weed management

Integrated weed management is the way to go for sustainable and resilient agriculture. A new Horizon 2020 project will support and promote its implementation in Europe.

Weeds can be avoided and herbicide use curbed significantly with the aid of new technology. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.08.07 | Agro

Artificial intelligence can reduce herbicide use by 75 percent

A new project will create a system in which a camera and sprayer work together to automatically recognise weeds in the field and only spray when necessary.

2017.02.01 | Anis

The WelFur protocol is now available for all European fur breeders

From January 2017, fur animal welfare assessment according to the WelFur protocol will be available for all European fur breeders. The WelFur protocols were developed by scientists from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University together with five other countries.