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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…

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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…

A study at Aarhus University shows that lame dairy cows housed in hospital pens recover better. Photo: Peter Thomsen.

2020.03.25 | Anis

Lame cows recover better when housed in hospital pens

Lame cows benefit from housing in hospital pens. This is – in short - the result from a study made in collaboration between Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, and SEGES.

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2020.03.06 | Research

New model can predict if the soil is too wet or dry for tillage

Researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, among others, have created a model that will help farmers in the future predict whether their fields are too wet, dry or suitable for tillage.

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

2020.03.04 | Research

Researchers compile and review literature on plant chemical impacts on nematodes

Certain nematodes can cause great damage to crops and yields, and they can be difficult to control. Researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have compiled and reviewed the literature to gain a better understanding of the nematodes and find more effective control possibilities.

Photo: Lars Kruuse/AU Foto

2020.03.02 | Research

Carbon is still active after 20 years in the soil

A 20-year-old experiment on Askov research station at Aarhus University has helped researchers from Aarhus University, among others, find out what happens to organic carbon, left in the soil for many years, and which organisms decompose it. The experiment shows that carbon, which has been fixed in the soil for many years, is still active and a…

Feed trough developed for quantifying hunger with a weighted gate, which may be made gradually heavier, so that the cows need to push harder and harder to gain access to reward concentrate. Photo: Guilherme A. Franchi.

2020.03.04 | Anis

Dairy cows fed a low-energy diet around dry-off show signs of hunger

Researchers from AU have studied to which extent the feed energy density affects dairy cows’ feeding motivation during dry-off. A motivational test showed that using low energy diets to dry-off high-yielding dairy cows results in hunger despite ad libitum access.

Photo: Anders Trærup

2020.03.02 | Seminar

Bio-based products of the future and sustainable alternatives

Agriculture in Europe is under pressure to meet environmental requirements, maintain high production and meet demands for a sustainable food supply. The use of fossil fuels and products, as well as imports of soy protein, have serious environmental and climatic consequences for vulnerable areas of the world. At a seminar and exhibition on 28 April…

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