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2021.01.22 | Research

Nitrogen-fixing crops as compulsory cover crops in Denmark

A note from DCA - National Centre for Food and Agriculture and the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University documents that nitrogen fixing cover crops have more advantages than other types of cover crops. In addition to reducing nitrate leaching, they can also fixate nitrogen from the surrounding air, which can utilise by the subsequent…

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2021.01.14 | Research

Is rattail fescue the new super weed?

A new grass weed species has in recent years become a bigger and bigger problem in winter cereals and grass seed crops. Knowledge about rattail fescue has so far been very limited, but researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Flakkebjerg have investigated the rattail fescue's biology, phenology, competitive ability,…

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2021.01.14 | Research

Milk producers reacted differently at quota expiration

The milk market has for many years been characterised by regulations and quotas, but in 2015 the EU's milk quotas were lifted. Researchers from Aarhus University, along with researchers from five other European countries, have investigated how the end of the milk quotas has affected milk production in Europe.

A more plant-based diet is healthy for both the body and the climate. Illustration: Danish Veterinary and Food Administration

2021.01.20 | DCA

The new official Danish dietary guidelines take climate into account

As a consumer, you can make a huge difference for the climate through your dietary choices. It is now possible to find inspiration for this in the new official Danish dietary guidelines, which for the first time suggest how to reduce the carbon footprint of the diet. Behind the advice is knowledge from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus…

Events

Tue 16 Mar
12:45-12:00 | Online seminar
Trans-European online seminar on science-based policy advice in agriculture, food, climate and environment
European governments are facing critical decisions on agriculture, food, climate and environment. Science based policy advice is in high demand, but varies across Europe. The aim of the first trans-European seminar in this area is to facilitate exchange of experiences, challenges and best practices in how to provide Science based policy advice.
Mon 28 Jun
09:00-20:00 | Hotel Park, Viaduktvej 28, 5500 Middelfart, 200 m from the railway station.
Technologies for a Danish Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission Agriculture
Aarhus University iCLIMATE centre is organising a one-day national workshop on technologies to reduce green-house gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture.