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Acidification of manure or addition af nitrification inhibitors to the manure can contribute to reducing climate gases from agriculture. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.10 | Plantekongres, Agro, DCA

Agriculture can reduce its effect on the climate even more

Even though agriculture has reduced emissions of greenhouse gases by more than 20 percent since the 1990s, more can - and should - be done.

Global and committing collaboration is necessary for solving the UN's sustainable development goals. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.10 | Plantekongres, Agro, DCA

Agriculture can contribute to the UN’s sustainable development goals

UN’s 17 global sustainable development goals will play a significant role in agriculture in Denmark and the rest of the world in many ways – including the direction for research and development in agriculture, climate, environment and food.

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.

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