Department of Agroecology

Sustainable development through research in agroecosystems


Over a period of three years, the scientists conducted field studies with various crops and cropping systems. Photo: Jesper Rais

2017.03.13 | Agro

Grasses are good at using the sun to be productive

Scientists from Aarhus University have studied how efficient crops are at using the sun to produce biomass for biorefining. This knowledge can be put to use to optimise biomass yields and improve sustainability.

2017.03.13 | DCA

Increased knowledge required on production of protein from green biomasses

Green biomasses hold a significant potential as an alternative to traditional protein sources. However, a recent report establishes the fact that further knowledge is required on the economic and environmental consequences in case an actual commercial production is implemented.

Wheat in Europe is at risk of infection from new variants of certain fungal diseases that the wheat plants have no resistance against. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.03.01 | DCA

Are we prepared if wheat stem rust spreads further north?

European wheat crops may be at risk from new races of the stem rust disease, and call for increased research and surveillance. Aarhus University plays a central role by hosting the Global Rust Reference Center.

The right amounts of nitrogen help assure optimal grasslands. Photo: Colourbox

2017.02.08 | DCA

Nitrogen application in grass-clover and grass seed needs the right balance

New technology will help farmers maintain the balance between too much and too little nitrogen in grass-clover and grass seed fields to the benefit of the crops and the environment.


Thu 06 Apr
10:00-13:00 | Auditorium, Aarhus University, Foulum, Blichers Allé 20, 8830 Tjele
PhD defence: Where soil physics meets biology; a biophysical perspective to understand soil inner space ecology
Lasantha Herath from the Department of Agroecology will defend his PhD on Thursday April 6.
Thu 20 Apr
09:00-16:00 | Vilcon Hotel, Lorupvej 44, DK 4200 Slagelse
International expert meeting on: Various filters in the landscape for reducing nitrogen and phosphorus losses to the aquatic environment
Aarhus University will host an international expert meeting on Various filters in the landscape for reducing nitrogen and phosphorus losses to the aquatic environment.
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.).

Research flagships

Climate-Smart Agri-Food Systems

Sustainable Nutrient Management

Sustainable Pest Management

Soil Functions