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A new project will examine how farmers may apply grassland-arable crop rotations with an increased proportion of grassland as a means to increase soil carbon stock building. Photo: Jesper Rais.

2020.02.17 | Research

Grassland in crop rotations is beneficial to the climate

Within the framework of a new project, researchers from Aarhus University, University of Copenhagen and SEGES will examine whether it is possible – by means of optimization and development of integrated grassland-arable crop rotations – to increase soil carbon storage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The project is part of the climate research…

The three compound feed mixtures + control mixture (left) tested in the experiment, in which clover grass protein constitutes an increasing part of feed raw protein. The darker the colour, the higher clover content of grass protein in the compound feed. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.
Pigs in the experiment. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen

2020.02.10 | Anis

Green protein is good for pigs

Experiments carried out at Aarhus University in Foulum demonstrate that green protein extracted from clover grass is a very useful diet for pigs. This applies to both pig welfare, growth, feed utilization as well as meat quality and taste.

Photo: AU Foto

2019.11.11 | Agro

Study shows: Moderate nitrous oxide emissions from perennial grass for future bio-refineries despite high N input

Perennial crops are being considered as a new source of biomass for bio-refineries and sustainable energy. A new study from Department of Agroecology has determined the emission of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide.

Photo: Mathilde P. Coutant, AU

2019.11.17 | DCA

How to achieve the best effect of local anaesthesia when castrating piglets?

As from 1 January 2018, Danish farmers were given the opportunity to anaesthetize their piglets prior to surgical castration. The use of local anaesthesia prior to castration may seem an advantage to the piglets, but administration of the aesthetic drug is not painless, it does not cover the entire painful period post-castration, and only few…

[Translate to English:] Foto: colourbox

2019.10.23 | DCA

Crops for the future climate

A flood can ruin a potato harvest in just 24 hours. However, by understanding the plant's defence mechanisms against flooding, it is possible to create more crop-resistant crops that can withstand flooding. An international research team with the participation of Associate Professor Kim Hebelstrup from the Department of Molecular Biology and…

2019.10.01 | DCA

New research project may pave the way for a farewell to artificial colours in food

Based on violet carrots, Henrik Brinch-Pedersen from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and his collaborators will make it possible to replace more artificial colours in food with natural colours based on vegetables. The Innovation Fund has invested almost DKK 15 million (around Euro 2 million) in the project.

Aarhus University (Dept. of Food Science and iFOOD Centre for Innovative Food Research) together with the City of Aarhus, Agro Food Park and the Region Midt awarded this September as a Food Citylab under the FIT4FOOD2030 initiative. Photo: Colourbox.

2019.11.19 | DCA

AARHUS will have its FOOD Lab in 2020

Aarhus University (Dept. of Food Science and iFOOD Centre for Innovative Food Research) together with the City of Aarhus, Agro Food Park and the Region Midt awarded this September as a Food Citylab under the FIT4FOOD2030 initiative.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Jesper Rais - AU Foto

2019.09.27 | Agro

Danish students participate in an international competition

23-24 October, the European student competition BISC-E holds its first European final in Berlin. BISC-E, which is a competition in the field of bioeconomy, encourages students to take an interest in recycling of biological resources and development of bio-based products and processes. The Center for Circular Bioeconomy, which is part of Aarhus…

Wheat is one of the crops most threatened by drought and increase in temperature. Photo: Jens Bonderup Kjeldsen

2019.09.25 | Research

Climate change induced drought threatens the world's wheat production

In the coming years, a growing portion of the global wheat growing areas will be affected by drought and this will have serious consequences for the global food supply. It may lead to a significant reduction of the wheat harvest by the turn of the century. Even if global warming is limited to the 2 degrees as stipulated in the Paris Agreement of…

2019.09.17 | PhD defense

How efficiently are lactating sows utilizing the energy and protein in feed? And what happens to the utilization of dietary energy and protein when the sows are not supplied optimally with protein?

PhD defence by Trine Friis Pedersen 27 September 2019 at AU Foulum. The auditorium at 10h. All are welcome.

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