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Researchers from the Department of Agroecology are participating in a European project that will help control potato blight. Photo: Geert Kessel

2016.06.22 |

Expanding the fight against potato blight

The pathogen causing potato blight is highly variable and evolves quickly, making it a serious challenge to control. Aarhus University is participating in a new international project that will tackle the problem by analysing potato blight’s genotypic and phenotypic variations and evolution, while designing better decision support systems.

Developing alternatives methods to control pollen beetles in oilseed rape can pave the way for a drastically reduced use of insecticides. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.06.20 |

Drastic reduction of insecticide use against pollen beetles is possible

Arhus University is involved in a new European project that aims to develop alternatives to pesticides for the control of pollen beetles in oilseed rape, thus paving the way for a drastically reduced use of insecticides.

Scientists propose five actions that can promote the incorporation of herbicide-tolerant crops in integrated weed management systems. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.05.27 |

Herbicide-tolerant crops can be a part of integrated weed management

Scientists propose five actions to facilitate the incorporation of herbicide-tolerant crops in integrated weed management systems and emphasise that the same approach should be taken whether the crops are conventionally bred or genetically modified to be herbicide-resistant.

Beef from dairy cattle production is much more climate-friendly than beef from extensively farmed beef production. Photo: Colourbox

2016.05.10 |

Not all kinds of beef are climate culprits

Beef production emits greenhouse gases and thus contributes to global warming – but not all types of beef production contribute equally to the problem.

A new report from DCA provides an overview of the plant protection trials. Photo: Colourbox

2016.05.27 |

A survey of crop protection

The results from the 2015 crop protection trials are now available in a report from DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture.

Integrated pest management is the way to go in order to protect minor crops against diseases, weeds and pests. Photo: Colourbox

2016.04.17 |

Minor crops need major help to remain sustainable

The absence of viable plant protection solutions for minor crops costs more than one billion euros per year and impacts nine million hectares throughout Europe.

How the concept of sustainability is used in connection with biomass varies. Photo: Colourbox

2016.04.17 |

Sustainability criteria for food and non-food biomass have been mapped

Production of biomass needs to be sustainable, but there are different definitions for sustainability criteria. Scientists at Aarhus University have reviewed how these definitions vary across different European countries.

It seems that flowers can supply bees with substances that improve the bees' ability to withstand disease. Stock photo

2016.03.29 |

Help to honeybees from nature’s pharmacy

The flowers that honeybees visit can supply the bees with more than just food. It seems that the flowers are also capable of providing the busy insects with substances that help the bees to withstand disease.

The Danish method for analysing soil phosphorus needs improvement. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.03.15 |

Soil phosphorus tests need to be improved

Scientists from Aarhus University have investigated one of the most common methods for analysing soil phosphorus in agricultural soils and recommend much-needed improvements.

Tommy Dalgaard has been appointed as professor and will give his inaugural lecture on 15 April 2016.

2016.03.04 |

New sustainability professor

Tommy Dalgaard from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University has been appointed professor of agriculture and sustainable resource management.

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