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Insects will be used to protect rapeseed against pests. A new research project will investigate methods Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.12.06 | Agro

Ground beetles and parasitoids can protect rapeseed

Natural enemies are partnering up with modern technology to replace insecticides in order to control pests in rapeseed in a new project that includes researchers from Aarhus University.

Grass is a potential source of feed protein. Photo: Jesper Rais

2018.12.04 | Agro

Protein in new ways

Aarhus University is part of a new, broad partnership regarding research in and development of a Danish production of proteins for feed, food and pharma.

Researchers are using New Breeding Techniques to improve crop yield and quality. The knowledge they create will be put to practical use in collaboration with the industry. Photo: Colourbox

2018.11.12 | DCA

Modern breeding technology can increase Denmark’s share of the market

Methods that are being developed in a new research project can strengthen Denmark’s competitive edge on the international market for crop seeds.

2019.01.29 | Knowledge exchange

Aarhus University – a new partner in a major European innovation fund network within the food area

Aarhus University has been accepted as a new partner in the EIT Food consortium. The EIT Food consortium consists of more than 50 partners from 13 European countries, including leading international food companies, research centres and universities.

In a new project, researchers will map soil characteristics in widely different types of catchment areas and in great soil depth. The aim is better targeted regulation. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.10.31 | Agro

Mapping provides a better basis for targeted regulation

Detailed soil mapping in different types of catchment areas and the development of new environmental management tools will help agriculture to put a more targeted nitrogen regulation into practice.

The CEO of the Danish Agricultural Agency Jette Petersen cut the green ribbon at the inauguration of the newly established bioreactor with wood chips full scale test facility at Hofmansgave on 26 October 2018. Photo: Janne Hansen
An entry basin and three basins filled with wood chips rinse a large portion of the nitrogen and phosphorous content in drainwater from 120 ha farmland before the water is led into Odense Fjord. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.10.29 | Crops

Six research bioreactors with wood chips are now in place

Six test facilities have been established in various geo-regions and thereby with various soil and weather conditions, and the research project is now entering a new phase: data gathering.

Maize needs to have access to nutrients right from the beginning to give it a good start in life. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.10.30 | Agro

Maize cultivation with reduced environmental impact

A better utilisation of slurry can contribute to a sustainable maize production that uses less mineral fertiliser without negative effects on yield.

A few hundred years ago, peas were a widely used food in Denmark and peas were an important protein source for the rural as well as the urban population. Photo: Colourbox

2018.10.29 | Food

Peas as a protein source in foods

Peas are found in all shapes and sizes, they are adapted to the Danish climate and are full of protein. However, they seem to have fallen into oblivion. Now, the framework is described for a new initiative to study the potential of peas as an alternative to animal protein in foods.

The present project aims to develop more efficient strategies for vitamin D fortification applicable to a broader range of food categories. Photo: Colourbox

2018.10.30 | Mælk

Milk protein may help improve vitamin D uptake

How do we improve vitamin D availability? Researchers from Aarhus University cooperate with a number of Danish and international partners in a large project, where they have discovered that the pure protein, α-lactalbumin, is able to bind vitamin D – very efficiently.

Maize is a crop that will find things more and more difficult as climate change gives us more drought during the summer. Here is a Danish maize field from July 2018. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.10.12 | Agro

Climate changes require better adaptation to drought

Europe’s future climate will be characterised by more frequent heat waves and more widespread drought. Heat and drought will both challenge crop production, but drought in particular will be a problem – especially for spring sown crops such as maize.

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