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Maize is a crop that will find things more and more difficult as climate change gives us more drought during the summer. Here is a Danish maize field from July 2018. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.10.12 | Agro

Climate changes require better adaptation to drought

Europe’s future climate will be characterised by more frequent heat waves and more widespread drought. Heat and drought will both challenge crop production, but drought in particular will be a problem – especially for spring sown crops such as maize.

Sustainable forest management in Europe has only a modest effect on mitigating global climate change. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.10.11 | Agro

Can forests save us from climate change?

A new study published in Nature has found that managing Europe’s forests to maximise carbon sequestration has a negligible effect on the global climate.

Researchers from Aarhus University have developed an improved method for following the transport of chemicals through the soil. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.09.27 | Agro

Following the path of chemicals through the soil

A new and quick way to predict the transport of chemicals through the soil has been developed by researchers at Aarhus University.

One of the measures that can be used to reduce agricultural greenhouse emissions is to set aside and re-wet organic soils. Photo: Foto: Janne Hansen

2018.09.27 | Agro

Efficient ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture

Agriculture can use a range of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A new report provides an overview of the potentials, effects and barriers of these measures.

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