Department of Agroecology

Sustainable development through research in agroecosystems

News

In a new project, researchers will map soil characteristics in widely different types of catchment areas and in great soil depth. The aim is better targeted regulation. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.10.31 | Agro

Mapping provides a better basis for targeted regulation

Detailed soil mapping in different types of catchment areas and the development of new environmental management tools will help agriculture to put a more targeted nitrogen regulation into practice.

The CEO of the Danish Agricultural Agency Jette Petersen cut the green ribbon at the inauguration of the newly established bioreactor with wood chips full scale test facility at Hofmansgave on 26 October 2018. Photo: Janne Hansen
An entry basin and three basins filled with wood chips rinse a large portion of the nitrogen and phosphorous content in drainwater from 120 ha farmland before the water is led into Odense Fjord. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.10.29 | Crops

Six research bioreactors with wood chips are now in place

Six test facilities have been established in various geo-regions and thereby with various soil and weather conditions, and the research project is now entering a new phase: data gathering.

Maize needs to have access to nutrients right from the beginning to give it a good start in life. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.10.30 | Agro

Maize cultivation with reduced environmental impact

A better utilisation of slurry can contribute to a sustainable maize production that uses less mineral fertiliser without negative effects on yield.

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.

Events

Mon 03 Dec
09:30-15:00 | Navitas, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus
Meeting on Reduction of Greenhouses Gasses from Farm Animals
iClimate invites for a knowledge exchange and networking meeting on the possibilities of reducing GHG-emissions from livestock production.