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Honorary Professor Ole Green from the Department of Agroecology (no. 3 from left) has won an Agromek Award. Photo: Agromek

2018.12.05 |

Award for ground-breaking field technology

Collaboration between research and a commercial company has led to award-winning technology that can contribute to increasing grass-clover production and protecting the environment from nitrogen.

Soil compaction can have a detrimental effect on soil fertility. Photo: Per Schjønning

2018.12.04 |

Soil compaction should receive attention on World Soil Day

Soil compaction below the plough layer is an increasing problem due to heavy farm machinery. For the past five years, Aarhus University has focused on this threat in an EU project about soil quality. This work has provided important knowledge about compaction mechanisms and the possibilities of mitigating the problem.

Professor and section manager Jørgen E. Olesen is one of the world's most highly cited researchers. Photo: Jesper Rais

2018.12.04 |

Aarhus University climate professor among world elite

Professor Jørgen E. Olesen from the Department of Agroecology is among the world’s 6000 most highly cited researchers.

The Y15 gene in wheat protects wheat against yellow rust. The columns show what happens 1, 7 and 14 days after infection with yellow rust on the cellular level and in the plant. The pictures in the second and fourth rows are from wheat that contains the Y15 gene, and show clearly how well it protects against yellow rust. Photo: Nature Communications

2018.12.05 |

New insights in rust resistance in wheat

Researchers from Aarhus University have contributed to creating new knowledge about resistance to yellow rust, which is a serious fungal disease in wheat. The results can have global importance.

Insects will be used to protect rapeseed against pests. A new research project will investigate methods Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.12.06 |

Ground beetles and parasitoids can protect rapeseed

Natural enemies are partnering up with modern technology to replace insecticides in order to control pests in rapeseed in a new project that includes researchers from Aarhus University.

Grass is a potential source of feed protein. Photo: Jesper Rais

2018.12.04 |

Protein in new ways

Aarhus University is part of a new, broad partnership regarding research in and development of a Danish production of proteins for feed, food and pharma.

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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.

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