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It is crucial to be at the forefront with rapid and precise identification of particularly yellow and black rust in wheat, which is Europe's most important agricultural crop. Photo: Mogens Støvring Hovmøller.

2018.05.30 | Agro

Improved protection of European wheat against rust diseases is underway

A new European research project will develop a new early warning system to protect wheat against new races of rust.

Sowing depth, which can be controlled more precisely with the aid of new technology, is important for the seed's ability to germinate and the plant's possibilities for growth. The desired placement is the one on the left. Illustration: Agrointelli

2018.05.29 | Agro

Farmers can take good care of the soil using modern technology

A system-oriented and technological approach to agriculture can its sustainable development and contributes to food security in harmony with climate and the environment.

PhD student Atefeh Berenjian (left) and bachelor student Maud van der Brand weigh broilers as part of a study of broiler walking ability. In the background broiler gait traits are being evaluated. Photo: Anja Brinch Riber

2018.05.23 | DCA

Why do some broilers have gait problems and how does it affect them?

Researchers from Aarhus University are among the first to focus on causes and effects of impaired walking ability, that is not decidedly lameness, in conventional broilers.

Savings can be made on the energy used for lighting, heating and climate control in greenhouse production of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Photo: Roar Paaske

2018.05.16 | DCA

Researchers in the North Sea Region aim for greener greenhouse production

Researchers from Aarhus University are leading a project that puts the spotlight on reducing energy consumption in greenhouse production of fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants in the North Sea Region without compromising quality.

New research results show, that the risk of tail damage was lowered to the same level as with tail docking, if straw provision and lowered stocking density were combined. Photo: Mona Lilian V. Larsen
Pen with high risk of tail damage in the close future - tail posture has changed. Photo: Mona Lilian V. Larsen

2018.05.15 | Anis

Prevention of tail biting demands extra effort

New research suggests that farmers need to use multiple preventive measures to prevent tail biting in slaughter pigs, especially if they raise pigs with intact tails. Besides risk reduction, it may also be necessary to include early warning strategies to hinder tail damage.

A new European project will help make growing of organic vegetables more sustainable. Photo: Colourbox

2018.05.14 | DCA

Organic vegetables can become more sustainable and resilient

Researchers will investigate if production of organic vegetables in greenhouses can be more energy-friendly using innovative cropping systems based on agroecological strategies.

Perennial grasses have great potential as productive and efficient crops. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.05.07 | Agro

Grass is good in more ways than one

Production of biomass from grass performs well with regard to yield and protein levels, as well as environmental footprint.