Department of Agroecology

Sustainable development through research in agroecosystems


By delving into large amounts of data researchers can gain new insights into hitherto undiscovered relations to the benefit of eg. agriculture. Photo: Colourbox

2017.01.19 | Agro

Finding new clues: Improved number crunching can help agriculture

Looking for connections, correlations and relationships in the big picture with the aid of advanced statistical methods and data mining can help agriculture to prepare for climate change and other big issues.

Researchers from Aarhus University are coordinating a European project that supports implementation of sustainable, integrated weed management in Europa. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.01.11 | Agro

New times ahead for European weed management

Integrated weed management is the way to go for sustainable and resilient agriculture. A new Horizon 2020 project will support and promote its implementation in Europe.

Denmark can maintain its food prooduction even though grass is grown instead of cereals. Photo: Jesper Rais

2016.12.20 | Agro

Is grass the new gold?

Green fields of grass instead of golden cornfields can help reduce Denmark’s emission of climate gasses by as much as 20 percent but will require further development of current technologies and changes in agricultural practices.

Including grass-clover in the crop rotation can contribute to keeping weeds at bay. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.01.09 | Agro

Five tips to reduce weeds in organic fields

The prevalence of weeds in organic fields can be reduced by following five trial-based practical rules.


Sun 14 May
08:00-13:00 | Hotel Comwell, Værkmestergade 2, 8000 Aarhus C
EuroBlight Workshop in Aarhus
The potato late blight network for Europe, EuroBlight, will host a three day workshop in Aarhus in May.
Mon 15 May
08:00-15:00 | Meeting room 2, AU-Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele
PhD course "Soil Sensors - Theory and Application"
The course takes place from Monday 15 May - Sunday 21 May (both days incl.).
Mon 12 Jun
08:00-15:00 | Meeting room 4, AU-Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele
PhD course "Description, sampling and classification of Danish soils based on field studies"
The course takes place from Monday 12 June - Sunday 18 June (both days incl.). The course is arranged by Mogens H. Greve.
Sun 06 Aug
09:00-15:00 | Meeting room 1, AU-Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele
PhD course "Assessing Soil Erosion Risk"
The course takes place from Sunday 6 August - Saturday 12 August (both days incl.). The course is arranged in collaboration with University of Basel, Switzerland

Research flagships

Climate-Smart Agri-Food Systems

Sustainable Nutrient Management

Sustainable Pest Management

Soil Functions