Department of Agroecology

Sustainable development through research in agroecosystems


Ryegrass is a hardy weed and a challenge for farmers. Photo: Maurtizio Sattin

2017.04.27 | DCA

Unlocking the secrets of resistant weeds

How and why do weeds become resistant to herbicides? A new European project in which scientists from Aarhus University are participating aims to find answers to this question with the aim of developing efficient weed management strategies.

Researchers from Aarhus University are collaborating with researchers from other countries in the EU to develop robust and sustainable IPM strategies to control a pathogenic fungus. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.04.18 | DCA

Keeping one step ahead of resistant fungi

European researchers are joining forces to keep tabs on the spread of resistance in the fungi that cause the wheat disease septoria tritici blotch and to develop control methods that can help reduce dependence on fungicides.

The aquatic environment can be protected from nitrogen leaching with the aid of measures such as biofilters. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.03.31 | DCA

Generating knowledge about the ability of biofilters to reduce nitrogen leaching

New research results indicate that constructed wetlands with biofilters can be effective measures to reduce nitrogen emissions from field drains to the aquatic environment. The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark is supporting further research in the area.

Postdoc Tine Thach has won a Jeanie Borlaug Laube WIT Early Career Award.

2017.03.27 | DCA

International reward to promising wheat researcher from Aarhus University

Postdoc Tine Thach from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University has been awarded the 2017 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Award.


Sun 14 May
08:00-13:00 | Hotel Comwell, Værkmestergade 2, 8000 Aarhus C
EuroBlight Workshop in Aarhus
The potato late blight network for Europe, EuroBlight, will host a three day workshop in Aarhus in May.
Mon 15 May
08:00-15:00 | Meeting room 2, AU-Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele
PhD course "Soil Sensors - Theory and Application"
The course takes place from Monday 15 May - Sunday 21 May (both days incl.).
Tue 23 May
14:30-18:00 | AU Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele
Opening of Aarhus University Centre for Circular Bioeconomy
The opening of the Aarhus University Centre for Circular Bioeconomy will be held on Tuesday 23 May at AU Foulum.
Mon 12 Jun
08:00-15:00 | Meeting room 4, AU-Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele
PhD course "Description, sampling and classification of Danish soils based on field studies"
The course takes place from Monday 12 June - Sunday 18 June (both days incl.). The course is arranged by Mogens H. Greve.

Research flagships

Climate-Smart Agri-Food Systems

Sustainable Nutrient Management

Sustainable Pest Management

Soil Functions