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Some types of soil shrink when they are dry. Photo: Colourbox

2016.02.18 |

The many faces of soil

A new research project at Aarhus University will delve into the secrets behind soil properties in relation to the soil’s water content. This knowledge is relevant for agriculture and engineering.

Researcher Emmanuel Arthur has been granted DKK 4.5 mill. from Villum Fonden's Young Investigator Programme. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.02.17 |

Young science talent receives prestigious grant

Villum Fonden has awarded a grant of DKK 4.5 mill. to researcher Emmanuel Arthur from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University.

Scientists behind will be collecting seeds from the Nordic Gene Bank and testing old varieties of cabbage, beetroot and possibly carrots in cooperation with the seed company Vikima Seed. Photo: Ulla Skovsbøl

2016.04.04 |

Old cabbage and beetroot varieties get a new lease of life

The research project MOVE will be studying how the seeds of old vegetable varieties with interesting properties can be made available to hobby growers and organic farmers.

Peter Hartvig is a new head of research unit in the Department of Agroecology. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.02.15 |

New head of research unit regarding minor use pesticides

Peter Hartvig has been appointed head of the research unit in minor uses in the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University’s research centre AU Flakkebjerg.

A new European association to promote agroecology has been established. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.02.11 |

Agroecology Europe is launched

Aarhus University has participated with scientists from 10 different countries in establishing a new European organisation that aims to promote agroecology.