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2020.04.24 |

Researchers want to climate-proof cocoa production in Ghana

Cocoa production in Ghana is threatened by climate change. Researchers from Aarhus University will collaborate with research institutes in Ghana in a new Danida-funded project to climate-secure the cocoa industry, thus securing a significant part of Ghana's economy.

Aarhus University is helping to strengthen research in countries including Ghana via Danida’s Building Stronger Universities programme. Photo: University of Ghana

2020.04.24 |

Denmark invests in climate research in Ghana

Ongoing cooperation between Danish universities and the University of Ghana is being supplemented with new funds to strengthen climate change research. It will strengthen research equipment and teaching.

Photo: Mathias Neumann Andersen

2020.04.24 |

Scientists want to climate-secure vegetable production in Ghana

Vegetable production in Ghana is threatened by climate change with higher temperatures and longer drought periods. Researchers from Aarhus University, in collaboration with several Ghanaian universities, will investigate how to make farmers and vegetable production less sensitive to climate change and future-proof vegetable production in the…

Photo: Mathias Neumann Andersen

2020.04.24 |

New solutions for improved agriculture in Africa

Researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have just completed a research project in Ghana, which points to new solutions to increase crop yield in African agriculture, and thus can slow the rate of deforestation. The project has shown that irrigation as well as production and use of biochar can increase yields, as well as…

Photo: Rose Kristoffersen

2020.04.21 |

PhD defense: Old methods of cultivation can solve modern problems

On Thursday, 30 April, Rose Kristoffersen defends her PhD thesis at Department of Agroecology. Here she will talk about how to use, for example, mixtures of cultivar mixtures of wheat in the field to fight diseases.

Photo: David Nagy

2020.04.18 |

PhD: Earthworms facilitate fast transport of water and nitrogen to subsurface drainage systems

Congratulations to David Nagy. Just before Easter he defended his PhD with the title: Quantifying the transport and fate of dissolved nitrogen at different scales in drained agricultural landscapes.

Photo: AU Askov

2020.04.18 |

Long-term experiments show low levels of uranium in soil supplied with phosphorus fertilizers

A research group with the participation of Aarhus University has, with the help of the long-term fertilizer experiment at Askov Research Station and two field trials in Germany, shown that a low and harmless concentration of uranium in agricultural soil can be maintained, but only if phosphorus fertilizers from raw phosphate with a low content of…

Photo: Lars Kruuse AU Foto

2020.04.08 |

Later sowing can help control herbicide resistant weeds

Resistance to herbicides in weeds may be at the expense of other plant characteristics and may provide ideas for alternative control methods. Small changes in cultivation technology may help to reduce the problems of herbicide-resistant weeds in the fields, according to research from Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University.

Photo: In 2018, a Danish team won the first prize of 1000 EUR.

2020.04.02 |

Join the Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe!

Do you want to design a creative biobased solution in a multidisciplinary student team? Then join the Biobased Innovation Student Challenge Europe.

Photo: Johannes Lund Jensen. The moment Johannes Lund Jensen received his PhD degree on Skype for Business.

2020.04.01 |

Online PhD defence for the first time - it went brilliant

With just 11 audience members, four supervisors, two opponents, a spouse and two young children, Johannes Lund Jensen received his PhD degree as the first ever at the Department of Agroecology after completing his defence online.