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Technology and future crop production

Weeds can be avoided and herbicide use curbed significantly with the aid of new technology. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.08.07 |

Artificial intelligence can reduce herbicide use by 75 percent

A new project will create a system in which a camera and sprayer work together to automatically recognise weeds in the field and only spray when necessary.

It is important to apply an amount of fertiliser that ensures an optimal ratio between clover and grass. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.11.14 |

Nitrogen, clover, camera and image analysis all come together

New technology that combines cameras, sensors, computers and smartphones aims to increase productivity and may help reduce nitrogen fertilisation in clover-grass fields.

Farmed soil is under pressure from heavy agricultural machinery. Collaborative efforts between scientists, businesses and advisers aim to find solutions to the problem.  Photo: Per Schjønning

2016.10.12 |

Machine design and crop choice can reduce soil compaction

Heavy agricultural machinery used to cultivate the soil, apply animal manure and harvest crops contributes to the degradation of farmland. Innovation in relation to technology and crops can help remedy this serious problem.

If we do not take good care of our soil resource, we risk destroying it so that it loses its ability to grow crops. Photo: Per Marcussen

2015.07.01 |

Soil under pressure

The majority of the food we eat originates directly or indirectly from the soil. But soil fertility is under threat because of the way we treat it. This is a topic to which much research is being devoted at Aarhus University, working alongside the agricultural industry and the authorities.

A new research project will provide agriculture with the possibility of treating fields on the basis of their individual traits and conditions. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.06.30 |

Future farming combines sustainability with productivity and efficiency

Scientists from Aarhus University are involved in a project with a total budget of nearly 100m DKK that will prepare farming for a future where sustainability and intensive, efficient and productive crop production go hand in hand.

Planting with wider row spacing than normal provides room for catch crops which in turn has several benefits. Scientists are investigating the new row cropping system. Photo: Janne Hansen

2014.02.01 |

Nitrogen in - weeds out

High and stable yields can be achieved in organic crop farming by growing legume-based catch crops in the row space between agricultural crop rows. The method can reduce weeds and supply nitrogen for agricultural crops and may also reduce nitrogen leaching and increase carbon storage in soil.

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