Department of Agroecology

Sustainable development through research in agroecosystems

News

It is imperative that wheat is climate-resilient. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.12.25 | Agro

European wheat lacks climate resilience

European farmers need to take a new course with regard to ensuring climate-resilience of important crops such as wheat.

The effect of catch crops such as fodder radish can be predicted with the aid of models. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.12.13 | Plantekongres

A computer model can effectively predict leaching from catch crops

Measurements and models agree: Reduced nitrogen leaching and improved nutrient availability are among the benefits of catch crops.

Honorary Professor Ole Green from the Department of Agroecology (no. 3 from left) has won an Agromek Award. Photo: Agromek

2018.12.05 | Agro

Award for ground-breaking field technology

Collaboration between research and a commercial company has led to award-winning technology that can contribute to increasing grass-clover production and protecting the environment from nitrogen.

Soil compaction can have a detrimental effect on soil fertility. Photo: Per Schjønning

2018.12.04 | Agro

Soil compaction should receive attention on World Soil Day

Soil compaction below the plough layer is an increasing problem due to heavy farm machinery. For the past five years, Aarhus University has focused on this threat in an EU project about soil quality. This work has provided important knowledge about compaction mechanisms and the possibilities of mitigating the problem.

Events

Mon 04 Feb
14:00-21:00 | Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Conference: Partnerships for a sustainable future
Join us when Aarhus University invites to a conference about UN's 17 sustainable development goals, focusing on developing sustainable solutions in collaboration between the university, public authorities and companies. The conference is aimed at public and private companies, researchers, students, organizations, foundations and everyone else who has an interest in UN's sustainable development goals. (in Danish only).
Mon 18 Mar
09:30-16:00 | Eigtveds Pakhus, Strandgade 25 G, 1448 København K
Conference: Food in a changing climate
What are the roles of consumers, companies and Danish agriculture in a future, climate-friendly food production?