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Photo: The Seedbed bootcamp took place online due to the circumstances – and it was a success!

2020.06.29 | Food

AU FOOD hosting international entrepreneurship programme

The Department of Food Science at Aarhus University, AU FOOD, is a consortium partner in the EIT Food Seedbed Entrepreneurship programme. The programme supports aspiring entrepreneurs to determine whether there is a market for their products or services, within innovative agrifood technologies. The Seedbed bootcamp has just taken place online with…

2020.09.11 | Anis

Mixing cull sows in pick-up pens may affect their welfare

Being mixed with unfamiliar sows is a common practice for cull sows in the days before transport to slaughter. A new study from Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, suggest that this practice may have welfare consequences for the sows.

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2020.06.26 | Research

No side effects with mechanical control of root weeds in organic fields

A 4-year trial in Norway has highlighted the effect of various mechanical weeding methods against root weeds on organic fields. The team of researchers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden also investigated whether mechanical weed control, in addition to an effect on weeds, could also increase disease infestation, adversely affect soil structure or…

Photo: Zhi Liang

2020.06.24 | Research

Glucose content in soil can be measured in a simple way

Researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have investigated and documented the use of a simple and inexpensive method to measure the soil's glucose content in 18 different soils varying pH, clay and organic carbon contents.

AU researchers participate in a new project which is to develop a practically useful method for collecting feed data from each individual cow in the herds. File photo: Danish Cattle Research Centre.

2020.07.21 | Anis

A new method for pointing out resource-efficient and climate-friendly cows in practice is on its way

AU researchers participate in a new groundbreaking project, managed by VikingGenetics, which is to give the dairy farmer access to data about each cow’s feed intake by means of 3D cameras. The project will create unique opportunities to act with efficient and targeted management initiatives in practice for the benefit of the farmer’s economy and…

Grass is washed free from soil before separating it in a liquid and solid fraction in the biorefinery. Photo: Nikolaj Peder Hansen.

2020.07.22 | Anis

AU researchers study the feeding value of pulp for cattle

Pulp is a fibre-rich by-product, emerging from the protein refining of grass-clover. As the pulp forms a considerable part of this process, the utilisation of this, by for instance dairy farmers, is extremely important. Therefore, researchers from AU are currently studying the feeding value of the pulp for cattle, and the preliminary results look…

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2020.06.19 | Research

Can nitrification inhibitors reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen leaching?

A one-year lysimeter study at the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University found that the nitrification inhibitor DMPP significantly reduced nitrous oxide emissions from manure applied to maize on a sandy soil.

Photo: AU Foto

2020.06.18 | Research

Row-injected cattle slurry is a promising fertiliser strategy for silage maize

According to researchers from Aarhus University, row-injected cattle slurry has the potential to replace mineral phosphorus starter fertilisers in silage maize production. This can reduce the phosphorus surplus while maintaining the crop yields.

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2020.07.07 | Food

We underestimate our own consumption of candy and chips

We are well aware that our own consumption of candy and chips is too high - but still, each of us believe that our consumption is lower than that of other consumers, according to a new study by the MAPP Centre and Department of Food Science, Aarhus University. The study focuses on the development in portion sizes for candy and chips in Denmark.

Dean at Tech, Eskild Holm Nielsen is proposing a new organisation, with four new departments, to consolidate and strengthen the engineering area at AU around core disciplines and to raise engineering to the highest international level. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU.

2020.06.15 | DCA

New organisation to strengthen engineering at Aarhus University

The dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences is proposing a new organisation, with four new departments, to consolidate and strengthen the engineering area at AU around core disciplines and to raise engineering to the highest international level. The consultation process for the new organisation will commence before the summer holidays.

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