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Plant roots can affect the plant's local environment. This ability can perhaps be used to reduce pesticide use. Photo: Colourbox

2016.08.10 |

Plants design their own environments

Plant roots can influence their local microbiological environment to a significant extent. Researchers aim to use this ability in plants to increase yield and reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture.

Potato plants produce the best yield under cool conditions. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.07.18 |

Potatoes should not bake in the potato field

If you are a potato plant then a sweltering summer can be too much of a good thing. New studies show a clear correlation between increasing temperature and decreasing yield.

The annual report aims to give all interested in food and agriculture an insight into the past year’s activities within the centre’s core areas. Photo. Jesper Rais

2016.07.01 |

DCA Annual Report focuses on research-based policy support

In 2015 DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture completed more than 150 policy support assignments for the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. Read more about this in the recently published annual report from DCA.