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New strains of the disease yellow rust are arriving in Europe from the Himalaya region. Photo: Mogens Støvring Hovmøller

2015.07.03 | DCA

Invasions out of centre of diversity increase the risk of disease epidemics in wheat

Scientists have found that strains of the wheat pathogen causing severe yellow rust epidemics in Europe have their origin in the centre of diversity in the Himalayan region. This disease can have a great impact on wheat production in Europe, including organic crop production in Denmark.

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 | DCA

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.


Thu 13 Aug
12:00-14:00 | Flakkebjerg
PhD defence: Old yellow rust fungus brought back to life – an insight into the past on a global scale
Tine Thach from the Department of Agroecology will defend her PhD on Thursday, August 13 2015 in the auditorium at AU Flakkebjerg.
Mon 24 Aug
09:00-16:00 | AU-Foulum, Blichers Alle 20, DK-8830 Tjele
PhD course: Modeling Climate Effects on Crops and Cropping Systems
Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, AU-Foulum are pleased to announce the PhD course "Modeling Climate Effects on Crops and Cropping Systems".
Mon 07 Sep
09:00-17:00 | University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Conference: Perennial Biomass Crops for a Resource Constrained World
European biomass research is the focus of ‘Perennial Biomass Crops for a Resource Constrained World’ to be held on 7 – 10 September 2015 at the University of Hohenheim in Germany.
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