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Photo: Bioreactor using wood chips near Haderslev. Finn Plauborg.
Figure 1: Location of six new bioreactors in different Danish geo-regions.

2020.05.26 | Agro, DCA

Results from the first year - six new bioreactors using wood chips

There is a huge need for new measures to help reduce nitrogen leaching to the aquatic environment. Recent results from Aarhus University demonstrate that between 29 and 49 percent of the nitrogen are removed when drainage water is led through a bioreactor with wood chips. However, this is to be confirmed in more experiments.

Photo: Janne Hansen

2020.03.30 | Research, Agro, DCA

Computer model can determine nitrogen mineralisation of catch crops

Reduced nitrate leaching and improved plant nitrogen availability are among the benefits of catch crops. A new model built by researchers from Department of Agroecology can determine the mineralisation of catch crops, and when linked to an agroecosystems model, it allows improved estimated of nitrate leaching and nitrogen supply to following…

Photo: Henning Thomsen

2020.03.30 | Research, Agro, DCA

Biochar as a source of phosphorus for crop fertilisation

Pyrolysis is not only a source of sustainable and climate-friendly energy, but the residual product from pyrolysis, biochar, can, in addition to carbon binding, also act as phosphorus fertiliser on agricultural fields.

Intensive and specialized farming may provide higher yields, but agroecological farming deliver other benefits.  Illustration: Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology.

2020.04.20 | Agro, DCA

Comparisons between organic and conventional agriculture need to be better, say researchers

The environmental impact of agriculture and food production is a highly topical issue and frequently discussed worldwide. However, researchers from Aarhus University, Chalmers University of Technology and INRAE point out that the comparison method most widely applied (LCA) often lacks some rather crucial factors. Often, the LCA method does not…

Photo: INRAE

2020.03.17 | Agro, DCA

European Research Alliance works for agriculture of the future without chemical pesticides

Twenty-four European research organisations from 16 European countries have joined forces in a new research alliance to forge the foundation for reducing dependence on chemical pesticides in EU agriculture. The initiative is called 'Towards a Chemical Pesticide-free Agriculture', and the collaboration will rethink the way in which research is…

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