Department of Agroecology

Sustainable development through research in agroecosystems


2017.06.22 | DCA

[Translate to English:] Årsberetning fra DCA er udkommet

[Translate to English:] DCA – Nationalt Center for Fødevarer og Jordbrugs årsberetning for 2016 er netop udkommet – og giver læserne et indblik i det arbejde, der ligger til grund for den forskningsbaserede myndighedsbetjening.

Nature is good at filtering nutrients from the soil before they proceed further into the aquatic environment. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.06.02 | Agro

Agriculture must use help from Mother Nature

Nature can give a helping hand to avoid nitrogen loss from agriculture to the aquatic environment. This was one of several important points at an international workshop regarding landscape filters organized by Aarhus University. 

The sod will soon be turned for the establishment of a new full scale mini-wetland with biofilter. Photo: Colourbox

2017.06.02 | Agro

Development of mini-wetlands with biofilters enters new phase

New mini-wetlands with biofilters will be established in the course of the summer and autumn of 2017 with the aim of generating more knowledge and experience regarding this particular measure against nitrogen loss to the aquatic environment.

Several factors must be taken into consideration when calculating which landscape filter system has the best cost efficiency. Photo: Colourbox

2017.06.02 | Agro

What does it cost to remove nitrogen from farmers’ fields?

Nitrogen from farmers’ fields must not end up in the aquatic environment but what is the most cost efficient offsite solution? This question was discussed at an international workshop organised by Aarhus University. 


Mon 26 Jun
00:00-00:00 | Aarhus Universitet
Conference: Innovative solutions for sustainable management of nitrogen
An international conference about nitrogen will be held under the auspices of dNmark Research Alliance.
Fri 30 Jun
13:00-16:00 | AU Flakkebjerg Campus, 4200 Slagelse, Forsøgsvej 1 Auditorium
PhD defence: The tough life of a plasticine caterpillar
Marco Ferrante from the Department of Agroecology will defend his PhD on Friday June 30th.
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
Mon 28 Aug
08:00-15:00 | Meeting room 1, AU-Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele
PhD course "Modelling Climate Effects in the Soil-Crop System"
The course takes place from Monday 28 August to Sunday 3 September (both days incl.) The course is arranged by Christen Duus Børgesen.