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Over a period of three years, the scientists conducted field studies with various crops and cropping systems. Photo: Jesper Rais

2017.03.13 |

Grasses are good at using the sun to be productive

Scientists from Aarhus University have studied how efficient crops are at using the sun to produce biomass for biorefining. This knowledge can be put to use to optimise biomass yields and improve sustainability.

2017.03.13 |

Increased knowledge required on production of protein from green biomasses

Green biomasses hold a significant potential as an alternative to traditional protein sources. However, a recent report establishes the fact that further knowledge is required on the economic and environmental consequences in case an actual commercial production is implemented.

Wheat in Europe is at risk of infection from new variants of certain fungal diseases that the wheat plants have no resistance against. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.03.01 |

Are we prepared if wheat stem rust spreads further north?

European wheat crops may be at risk from new races of the stem rust disease, and call for increased research and surveillance. Aarhus University plays a central role by hosting the Global Rust Reference Center.

The right amounts of nitrogen help assure optimal grasslands. Photo: Colourbox

2017.02.08 |

Nitrogen application in grass-clover and grass seed needs the right balance

New technology will help farmers maintain the balance between too much and too little nitrogen in grass-clover and grass seed fields to the benefit of the crops and the environment.

By delving into large amounts of data researchers can gain new insights into hitherto undiscovered relations to the benefit of eg. agriculture. Photo: Colourbox

2017.01.19 |

Finding new clues: Improved number crunching can help agriculture

Looking for connections, correlations and relationships in the big picture with the aid of advanced statistical methods and data mining can help agriculture to prepare for climate change and other big issues.

Researchers from Aarhus University are coordinating a European project that supports implementation of sustainable, integrated weed management in Europa. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.01.11 |

New times ahead for European weed management

Integrated weed management is the way to go for sustainable and resilient agriculture. A new Horizon 2020 project will support and promote its implementation in Europe.

Weeds can be avoided and herbicide use curbed significantly with the aid of new technology. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.08.07 |

Artificial intelligence can reduce herbicide use by 75 percent

A new project will create a system in which a camera and sprayer work together to automatically recognise weeds in the field and only spray when necessary.

Denmark can maintain its food production even though grass is grown instead of cereals. Photo: Jesper Rais

2016.12.20 |

Is grass the new gold?

Green fields of grass instead of golden cornfields can help reduce Denmark’s emission of climate gasses by as much as 20 percent but will require further development of current technologies and changes in agricultural practices.

Microbreweries are an example of successful local production. Photo: Colourbox

2017.07.25 |

Food with a pedigree is the new black

Information about the origin of a food can act as a stamp of quality if the food has a certain character. Development of more provenance Danish foods will now be given an extra push.

Including grass-clover in the crop rotation can contribute to keeping weeds at bay. Photo: Janne Hansen

2017.01.09 |

Five tips to reduce weeds in organic fields

The prevalence of weeds in organic fields can be reduced by following five trial-based practical rules.

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