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The field of agricultural sciences encompasses a wide range of subjects related to how humans use and develop natural resources for their benefit. Photo: Anders Trærup

2015.10.12 |

Aarhus University’s agricultural science research among world elite

The food and agricultural science research carried out at Aarhus University is among the best in the world. It ranks as number nine on the U.S. News Best Global Universities ranking and is thus the best university in Denmark.

Anaerobic digestion of slurry increases nitrogen availability for the crops which all things being equal can give improved yields. Photo: Jesper Rais

2015.09.21 |

Biogas production reduces nitrogen leaching from manure

Scientists from Aarhus University have developed a new model that can estimate long-term nitrogen leaching from digested slurry compared to untreated slurry.

Grass can stave off pests that eat their roots with the aid of certain fungi. Photo: Colourbox

2015.10.06 |

Grass becomes more robust against root-feeding insects

The development of the first commercial grass plants carrying natural root protection against the infestation of pests will lead to a reduction in the use of pesticides and strengthen the Danish commercial seed production.

The Danish figures are almost always below the standard values listed in the Renewable Energy Directive.

2015.08.21 |

Revised figures for the carbon footprint of growing wheat and oilseed rape for biofuel

Scientists at Aarhus University have updated the figures for the impact on the climate of growing wheat and oilseed rape for biofuels.

If we do not take good care of our soil resource, we risk destroying it so that it loses its ability to grow crops. Photo: Per Marcussen

2015.07.01 |

Soil under pressure

The majority of the food we eat originates directly or indirectly from the soil. But soil fertility is under threat because of the way we treat it. This is a topic to which much research is being devoted at Aarhus University, working alongside the agricultural industry and the authorities.

A new research project will provide agriculture with the possibility of treating fields on the basis of their individual traits and conditions. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.06.30 |

Future farming combines sustainability with productivity and efficiency

Scientists from Aarhus University are involved in a project with a total budget of nearly 100m DKK that will prepare farming for a future where sustainability and intensive, efficient and productive crop production go hand in hand.

Scientists from Aarhus University have mapped the models that are used to follow the fate of pesticides on agricultural soils, with a focus on Danish conditions. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.07.01 |

The fate of pesticides mapped

Scientists from Aarhus University have mapped the methods that can be used to study what happens to pesticides in agricultural soil. The focus is on adsorption, degradation and transport of pesticides to the aquatic environment.

2015.05.29 |

DCA's annual report published

The annual report 2014 from DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture is now available.

The new HTL plant at AU Foulum

2015.05.05 |

New plant converts biomass to bio-oil

On 22 May 2015, Aarhus University is inaugurating an HTL pilot plant at AU Foulum. The new plant converts organic materials such as grass or organic waste into bio-crude oil, which can replace fossil oil for producing fuels and chemicals. The plant is based on newly developed, ground-breaking technologies.

Researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen have analysed and described potential measures related to the loss of nitrogen from agriculture to the environment. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.01.19 |

New report on measures to reduce nitrogen emissions

Aarhus University has compiled a catalogue of measures that can be used to regulate emissions of nitrogen from agriculture to the environment. The catalogue is used in connection with the preparation of new river basin management plans and targeted and differentiated regulations on nitrogen emissions from farming.

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