Department of Agroecology

Sustainable development through research in agroecosystems


Potato plants produce the best yield under cool conditions. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.07.18 | DCA

Potatoes should not bake in the potato field

If you are a potato plant then a sweltering summer can be too much of a good thing. New studies show a clear correlation between increasing temperature and decreasing yield.

Researchers from the Department of Agroecology are participating in a European project that will help control potato blight. Photo: Geert Kessel

2016.06.22 | DCA

Expanding the fight against potato blight

The pathogen causing potato blight is highly variable and evolves quickly, making it a serious challenge to control. Aarhus University is participating in a new international project that will tackle the problem by analysing potato blight’s genotypic and phenotypic variations and evolution, while designing better decision support systems.


Mon 10 Oct
09:00-16:00 | Golf Hotel, Viborg
PhD course: Measuring and assessing animal welfare at herd level
Objectives of the course: The course aims at introducing the course participant to the scientific discipline of animal welfare assessment, to get hands-on experience in animal welfare assessment and to discuss the animal welfare aspects of their own Ph.D. study. The individual student will apply the theories and methodologies introduced at the course by individually preparing a course report based on empirical data on a topic of their own choice related to their own Ph.D. study.
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