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You are not alone: Plant roots enjoy the company of billions of microbes, some of which are beneficial to the plant. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.08 | Plantekongres, Agro, DCA, Crops

Plants have several billion personal friends

The microbiome of a plant can be just as important for the well-being of the plant as our gut microbiota are important for our own health. Researchers from Aarhus University are exploring the world of plant roots to learn more about their microbes and their functions.

Timing of the various field operations in relation to each other can affect nitrous oxide emissions. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.09 | Plantekongres, Agro, Crops, Nature, environment and climate, DCA

How can agriculture reduce nitrous oxide emissions?

With a better understanding of processes, good farming practices may be able to contribute to reducing nitrous oxide emissions from agriculture.

Mallow is one of the plant species that researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University are investigating as a potential new catch crop. Photo: Hardy Plants, Wikipedia Commons
Researchers from Aarhus University are investigating potential new catch crops for their ability to reduce nitrogen leaching. Photo: Elly Møller Hansen

2018.01.10 | Plantekongres, Agro, DCA, Crops

Which new compulsory catch crops are most suitable?

Researchers at Aarhus University are investigating and documenting the effect and efficiency of a wide range of potential compulsory catch crops in relation to the ability of the catch crops to reduce nitrogen leaching.

2017.12.07 | DCA, Biomass, Agro, Anis

Researchers will turn grass into a gold mine

With a multi-million grant, researchers can speed up development of the world’s largest and most advanced biorefinery facility. Here they will convert ordinary grass to feed, food products, fuel and plastic.

Among the facilities that the Department of Agroecology gives other researchers access to are chambers that can measure the emission of greenhouse gases from the filed. Photo: Søren O. Petersen

2017.11.30 | Nature, environment and climate, Crops, Department of Agroecology, Department of Bioscience, DCA, Agro

New infrastructure for climate research in place

Aarhus University is part of a new European research infrastructure that aims to better understand changes in ecosystems, such as agricultural ecosystems, due to changes in the climate and environment.

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