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Photo: Bioreactor using wood chips near Haderslev. Finn Plauborg.
Figure 1: Location of six new bioreactors in different Danish geo-regions.

2020.05.26 | Agro

Results from the first year - six new bioreactors using wood chips

There is a huge need for new measures to help reduce nitrogen leaching to the aquatic environment. Recent results from Aarhus University demonstrate that between 29 and 49 percent of the nitrogen are removed when drainage water is led through a bioreactor with wood chips. However, this is to be confirmed in more experiments.

Photo: Janne Hansen

2020.03.30 | Research

Computer model can determine nitrogen mineralisation of catch crops

Reduced nitrate leaching and improved plant nitrogen availability are among the benefits of catch crops. A new model built by researchers from Department of Agroecology can determine the mineralisation of catch crops, and when linked to an agroecosystems model, it allows improved estimated of nitrate leaching and nitrogen supply to following…

Photo: Henning Thomsen

2020.03.30 | Research

Biochar as a source of phosphorus for crop fertilisation

Pyrolysis is not only a source of sustainable and climate-friendly energy, but the residual product from pyrolysis, biochar, can, in addition to carbon binding, also act as phosphorus fertiliser on agricultural fields.

Photo: AGROINTELLI

2020.04.01 | DCA

New robotic AI will improve sustainability in agriculture

An international team consisting of five universities and three leading industrial companies aims to transform health, food and agriculture technology via new open-source, 'all-round' artificial intelligence for modern and future robots.

In collaboration with Danish Technological Institute, Aarhus University has conducted a questionnaire survey among drivers transporting cull sows to a large Danish slaughterhouse. Photo: Mette S. Herskin.

2020.04.01 | Anis

What do livestock drivers transporting sows think about fitness for transport and animal welfare during transport?

New knowledge about a professional group – the drivers – who are key to securing animals’ welfare during transport but rarely included in research projects.

Photo: Colourbox.

2020.04.01 | DCA

Panda poo, ants and slugs could be key to the green fuel of tomorrow

A new research project at Aarhus University will exploit millions of years of evolution to develop sustainable biofuels. Among other things, the solution lies in the digestive system of pandas.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Colourbox

2020.03.25 | Anis

Nanobodies against diarrhoea in piglets

Based on antibodies from llamas, a new, biological remedy to reduce diarrhoea in piglets may constitute an environmentally friendly alternative to medicinal zinc added to feed rations. The Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP) funds almost 11 million DKK to further develop the product for market approval. Researchers from Department…

Intensive and specialized farming may provide higher yields, but agroecological farming deliver other benefits.  Illustration: Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology.

2020.04.20 | Agro

Comparisons between organic and conventional agriculture need to be better, say researchers

The environmental impact of agriculture and food production is a highly topical issue and frequently discussed worldwide. However, researchers from Aarhus University, Chalmers University of Technology and INRAE point out that the comparison method most widely applied (LCA) often lacks some rather crucial factors. Often, the LCA method does not…

The new project is to form the basis of combining new feed mixtures that can be provided to the sows during the winter period when the grass supply in the field is minimal, hence not contributing to the sows’ energy intake. Photo: Colourbox.

2020.04.01 | Anis

New project: Feeding organic sows during winter

In the future, organic pig producers must be able to feed their sows more optimally during the winter period. AU researchers lead a new project with the purpose of developing new feed mixtures for organic sows fed silage during winter. The nutrition must be better adapted to the sows’ need, thus increasing the feed efficiency, reducing the loss of…

Photo: INRAE

2020.03.17 | Agro

European Research Alliance works for agriculture of the future without chemical pesticides

Twenty-four European research organisations from 16 European countries have joined forces in a new research alliance to forge the foundation for reducing dependence on chemical pesticides in EU agriculture. The initiative is called 'Towards a Chemical Pesticide-free Agriculture', and the collaboration will rethink the way in which research is…

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