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Researchers from Aarhus University are investigating soil from widely different locations, including Greenland. Photo: Jesper Overgård Lehmann

2019.06.28 | Agro

Getting the full picture of the soil

Researchers will take a holistic approach in order to gain a deeper understanding of what drives soil resilience in a changing climate.

Nematodes can cause great harm to crops, such as this rootknot on the roots of a carrot. Photo: Mette Vestergård

2019.06.28 | Agro

Nematode protection mechanisms to be elucidated

Certain nematodes cause great damage to crops and can be difficult to control. An improved understanding of nematodes' modes of action can contribute to developing efficient methods of control.

Crops such as maize and barley can benefit from the legacy left in the soil by cover crops. Photo: Janne Hansen

2019.06.28 | Agro

The right cover crop mix is the right choice for the environment

Optimising the combination of cover crop species can help reduce agriculture’s impact on the environment by improving nitrogen use efficiency.

Legumes can improve soil nitrogen and carbon content. Photo: Colourbox

2019.06.26 | Agro

Researchers zoom in on the world of the root zone

There is a knowledge gap regarding the processes and mechanisms that control nitrogen and carbon build-up in the root zone of legumes. Researchers from Aarhus University are setting out to close that gap in a new project.

Professor David S. Powlson from Rothamsted Research presented Rector Brian Bech Nielsen, Aarhus University, with a congratulatory certificate on the occasion of the 125h anniversary celebration. Photo: Janne Hansen

2019.06.14 | Agro

125th anniversary celebrated at Askov Experimental Station

Aarhus University’s long-term field experiments on manure and mineral fertilisers at Askov Experimental Station have provided soil, plants and data for a wide range of studies over the years. Some of the results were presented at the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the experiments.

Associate Professor René Gislum from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University has been appointed president of the International Herbage Seed Group. Stockphoto

2019.06.17 | Agro

Researcher from Aarhus University appointed president of international seed group

Associate Professor René Gislum from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University has been appointed president of the International Herbage Seed Group.

A lot of water has gone under the bridge in agriculture in the past 125 years, but there is still valuable knowledge to be gleaned from the long-term manure experiments at Askov Research Station. The trials have run without interruption all that time. Stock photo

2019.06.14 | Agro

Askov long-term field experiments continue to create trailblazing knowledge

At Askov Experimental Station, 125 years of continued nutrient applications at different rates and from different sources have created a unique research platform used by Danish and international experts from widely different research areas.

Being a horse during the summer heat may be tough due to annoying insects. Photo: Janne W. Christensen.

2020.03.16 | Anis

A new project focuses on insect harassment of horses on pasture

Horses benefit from grazing – both in terms of their physical and psychological well-being. However, insects and summer heat can affect and may be a threat to the horses’ welfare. A new project at AU Foulum investigates the occurrence of insects and the importance of shade.

Professor Jørgen E. Olesen has been appointed as a member of a new climate panel established by Innovation Fund Denmark. Photo: Jesper Rais

2019.06.07 | Agro

Aarhus University climate professor member of new climate panel

Section Manager and Professor Jørgen E. Olesen from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University has been appointed as a member of Innovation Fund Denmark’s new climate panel.

A group of young horses from the project in relation to the fear test in which the horses are exposed to a “frightening object” by means of an umbrella. Photo: Janne Winther Christensen.

2020.03.16 | Anis

Can a single experienced horse in a group attenuate the young horses’ fear reactions?

Yes, it looks like it. Researchers at Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, have studied what it means to young horses to be exposed to a frightening situation when one of the horses in the group is already habituated to the situation – and the results seem promising.