Department of Agroecology

Sustainable development through research in agroecosystems


The right amounts of nitrogen help assure optimal grasslands. Photo: Colourbox

2017.02.08 | DCA

Nitrogen application in grass-clover and grass seed needs the right balance

New technology will help farmers maintain the balance between too much and too little nitrogen in grass-clover and grass seed fields to the benefit of the crops and the environment.

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.


Mon 27 Feb
13:00-15:00 | Auditorium, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse
PhD defence: Improving seed quality evaluation through new rapid and non-destructive methods with implication to developing countries
Santosh Shrestha from the Department of Agroecology will defend his PhD on Monday February 27.
Thu 02 Mar
15:00-16:00 | Meeting room 1, AU Foulum
Mini seminar on Miscanthus
Two of the leading experts on miscanthus research and development are visiting our department 2 - 3 March 2017. Thus we have arranged a mini-seminar with presentations from research in China and UK.
Fri 03 Mar
10:00-13:00 | Auditorium, Aarhus University, Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele
PhD defence: Selecting cold tolerant genotypes and developing growth models for perennial grasses – how to choose the best grasses for a given climate?
Xiurong Jiao from the Department of Agroecology will defend her PhD on Friday March 3.
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.

Research flagships

Climate-Smart Agri-Food Systems

Sustainable Nutrient Management

Sustainable Pest Management

Soil Functions