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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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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.

Among the measures that can increase soil carbon storage are more plant coverage, improved management of grasslands and longer grazing periods. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.11.29 |

The soil needs carbon

It is imperative to maintain or increase soil organic carbon for protecting the climate and improving soil fertility. Researchers from Aarhus University are partners in a new international project that will develop and disseminate knowledge in this area.

When grass comprises a large proportion of a cow's feed it alters her milk composition. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.28 |

Milk from grass-fed cows can become a new, healthy and holistic organic luxury product

Organic dairy farming can become even greener if the milk is produced almost exclusively on grass-based feed. This type of production will the make both the milk and the organic production system healthier.

Which routes should future cattle farming take? A new research project at the Department of Agroecology aims to shed light on this. Photo: Jesper Rais

2017.11.15 |

Which road could cattle production take?

Researchers from Aarhus University will describe future sustainable cattle production systems by setting up a range of future scenarios. This will be done in collaboration with Seges, Arla and others from the industry in order to support a sustainable, holistic and balanced development of cattle production.

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