Department of Agroecology

Sustainable development through research in agroecosystems

News

A good potato yield can be ensured by applying nitrogen on a regular basis according to the plant's requirements. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.07.17 | Agro

Hitting the bull’s eye on crop nutrient requirements

Researchers from Aarhus University have developed a method to match crop nitrogen requirements more precisely than ever before. The method can reduce agricultural nitrogen emissions and simultaneously optimise yield.

Climate change can pave the way for new opportunities for agriculture in Greenland. Photo: Colourbox

2017.07.24 | Agro

There is potential for agriculture in Greenland

Global warming means that Greenland will have longer and warmer summers. This can pave the way for new possibilities for agriculture – but there is a lack of knowledge about all sorts of things ranging from optimal cultivation methods to good logistics solutions and sustainable energy consumption.   

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.

Events

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.