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2021.01.22 | Research, Agro, DCA

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, Agro, DCA

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, Agro, DCA

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, Agro

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…

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2021.01.13 | Research, Agro, DCA

New report from the unique Danish Pesticide Leaching Assessement Program (PLAP)

Results from this year's PLAP report show that the majority of the tested pesticides and degradation products in the period 2017-2019 did not leach into the groundwater when used correctly. Of the 32 substances tested, two substances - the pesticide propyzamide and the degradation product 1,2,4-triazole - were found in the groundwater above the…

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