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Legumes such as lupines, broad beans and peas have a high protein content and can be grown for feed in Denmark. However, the methionine content is low and thus not an ideal protein source for poultry. Photo: Klaus Horsted

2018.07.18 | Anis

Danish green protein and mussel meal for organic poultry and pigs is a possibility

Researchers from Aarhus University have investigated the possibilities for growing Danish protein feed for organic pigs and poultry. The alternatives include legumes, protein from green biomass and mussel meal.

Fungal diseases lead to significant losses in the field and storage facilities, so it is important to find efficient tools with which to control them Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.05.02 | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Grains have a built-in defence mechanism against fungal infections

Researchers from Aarhus University have identified a gene in wheat and barley that can protect the cereals against attacks from the fungi Fusarium and Aspergillus.

Piglets. Photo: DCA

2018.06.21 | Research

Antimicrobial resistance – Aarhus University leads the way in Europe

The antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenge is a fact. At an exhibition in the European Parliament in Brussels in November 2017, researchers from Aarhus University gave a status of the research within the field and presented their suggestions for possible future solutions to the problem.

The new building will be a key presence in Agro Food Park with its more than 9,000 m2 of laboratories, greenhouses and other research facilities. The building is expected to be completed at the end of 2019. (Ill: CF Møller/AU).

2018.03.20 | Food

Danish food industry gets a new powerhouse in Aarhus

When Aarhus University cuts the first sod for the new food science buildings in north of Aarhus, it is the start of the formation of a significant research based between health and food research and the food industry. The groundbreaking event for the new Aarhus University building will take place on 20 March, where the Chairman of the Central…

During her project at HortiAdvice Scandinavia, BSc student Maria Zita Salvesen examined how basil could become more chill-tolerant. Photo: Maria Zita Salvesen

2018.03.22 | Food

Young talents collaborate with the food industry

Students and industry support each other in the development of new solutions for the Danish food industry. With the new building for the Department of Food Science in Agro Food Park in Aarhus N, the distance between the university and the industry becomes even shorter.

There is an increased demand for resource efficient and innovative food production. Photo: Colourbox

2018.03.20 | Food

Strengthening of Danish food industry

The Danish food sector is placed third in size in the western world, and since 2009 Agro Food Park has focussed on becoming the innovation and growth centre for food in Denmark. With new facilities of 9,000 m2 Aarhus University will become a key part of the dynamic food cluster that has been created in Skejby in the northern part of Aarhus.

Aarhus University possesses significant experience with research-based policy support to the authorities on animal welfare. Photo: Colourbox

2018.03.27 | DCA

Aarhus University becomes an international reference centre for animal welfare

Together with two research institutions in Germany and the Netherlands, researchers from the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University will run the first EU Reference Centre for Animal Welfare. Among a strong competition field of European consortia, the department landed the assignment.

2018.03.07 | DCA

New project boosts the digital revolution in the agricultural sector

Digital agriculture has moved a significant step forward with the publication of a new software tool developed by Aarhus University with a number of international partners. The tool will promote real interoperability between agricultural machinery, sensors and software.

Professor Jørgen E. Olesen from Aarhus University intiated the workshop with his presentation on the calculation of nitrogen leaching. Photo: Michael Strangholt

2018.03.21 | DCA

Aarhus University organises open workshop on the calculation model used in the Agricultural Package

Following the intense debate in relation to Aarhus University’s NLES4 model for nitrogen leaching, the university organised an open workshop with presentations from Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen, the Danish society for Nature Conservation and SEGES. The presentations gave rise to an animated debate.

In all the approved triazole compounds there has been a tendency towards a decreasing effect against the fungus septoria in the period from 2011 to 2017. Photo: Lise Nistrup

2018.03.27 | Agro

Resistance against triazoles is once again on the rise

Resistance to azole fungicides is still increasing in the most important fungi infecting crops.