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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.