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2020.06.04 |

PhD award for predicting functional properties in soil layers

Cecilie Hermansen from the Department of Agroecology has been awarded Aarhus University Research Foundation's PhD Award 2020. The prize will be awarded 4 June.

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2020.06.03 |

PhD-defense: Can we accurately estimate soil engineering properties from spectroscopy and water content of air dry soils?

On Wednesday, June 10, Hafeez Ur Rehman defends his PhD thesis at the Department of Agroecology. Here he will talk about how to estimate soil engineering properties from 36 different countries.

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2020.06.03 |

Risk models may reduce the use of fungicides against septoria

Researchers from Aarhus University have together with SEGES developed a risk model for septoria tritici blotch in wheat to support farmer's decisions about when fungicides are needed. The researchers, in collaboration with different Nordic and Baltic partners have tested the validity of two risk models.

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2020.06.02 |

Cover crops release of nitrogen investigated

The mineralisation of cover crops releases nitrogen for future crops, but it may also cause leaching of nitrate which can be harmful to the aquatic environment. Researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have investigated different cover crops and how they are turned over in the soil and how this may release nitrogen to…

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2020.05.29 |

New report from the Pesticide Leaching Alert System (VAP) focuses on the period 2016-2018

The new VAP report focuses on the period from July 2016 to June 2018, when 18 pesticides were sprayed to test the leaching of one or more degradation products. For six of the pesticides, the leaching of the pesticide itself was also investigated.

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2020.05.29 |

Twenty years with the unique Danish Alert System for Leaching Pesticides to Groundwater (VAP)

The warning system for leaching of pesticides to groundwater (VAP) was created 20 years ago on the basis of a political desire to ensure the quality of drinking water and groundwater. VAP has since delivered results on the risk of leaching of pesticides and their degradation products from the test fields and thus new knowledge for the regulation…

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2020.05.14 |

Only slight difference between climate load and nitrogen leaching between organic and conventional plant breeding

How does organic plant production differ from conventional in relation to nitrous oxide emissions and nitrogen leaching? Researchers from Aarhus University, among others, have looked at the literature to create an overview and a better understanding of what constitutes differences between organic and conventional plant production.

Photo: Triven Koganti

2020.05.12 |

Drones map agricultural drainage pipes

Locating "lost" drainage pipes in the field has for many years been both time-consuming and expensive, but research from Aarhus University, US universities and research organizations has investigated the use of drones for locating drain pipes. Drone imagery is a solution that will save farmers time and efforts when the drains need to be…

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2020.05.11 |

New report with results from experiments with plant protection

New report on applied plant protection shows results from testing of pesticides and other forms of plant protection.

Photo: Jesper Rais - AU Foto

2020.05.04 |

Low availability of sulphur in degassed fertilisers

Researchers from Aarhus University have investigated the availability of sulphur and nitrogen in co-ensiled crops and straw as well as cattle manure that has been through a biogas process. The study showed higher plant availability of nitrogen but lower availability of sulphur after degassing.

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