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Juvenile root-knot nematodes in microscope. Photo: AU Flakkebjerg

2020.09.10 |

Plants may be able to defend each other

Can plants share defence mechanisms with each other? Researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University will investigate this in a new project, to which the Villum Foundation has granted DKK 1.98 million. DKK.

Photo: Jesper Rais, AU Foto.

2020.09.29 |

The importance of beef to climate, land use and nutrition

An article in the scientific journal ”Foods” describes various Danish dietary patterns and their impact on carbon footprint, land use and nutrition, focusing on the importance of beef in various dietary patterns. The article is based on an analysis of the production of different beef products as well as the total climate impact of the entire…

Photo: AU Foto

2020.09.08 |

More plant species in the grassland provide food for pollinating insects

According to new research from Aarhus University, it is possible to both ensure a high and stable yield as well as increase the biodiversity and abundance of pollinating insects in grasslands with the right mix of different plant species and by adapting the frequency of cuttings.

Photo: Anders Trærup, AU Foto

2020.09.09 |

Aarhus University concludes collaboration agreement with Viborg Municipality

The collaboration agreement between Aarhus University and Viborg Municipality will focus on benefiting from and developing Aarhus University's activities in Foulum, in addition to strengthening collaboration between prominent law firms in Viborg and the law degree programme in Aarhus.

[Translate to English:] Foto: AU Foto

2020.08.26 |

Professor to join expert panel for citizens’ council on the green transition

A citizen's council is to be set up with 99 randomly selected Danish citizens as part of the government's new climate legislation. Professor Jørgen E. Olesen from AU is to join the expert panel that will validate the topics that the citizens' council is to address.

The trials compare different conventional and organic cultivation systems. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU

2020.08.26 |

Significant differences in the greenhouse gas balance of organic cultivation systems

By studying long-term field trials in Denmark and Switzerland researchers from, among others, the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have found that the greenhouse gas balance varies significantly between different organic cultivation systems.

[Translate to English:] Forskernes håb er, at der udvikles en app, så landmænd over hele verden kan bruge smartphone til at vurdere indholdet af kvælstof i deres afgrøder. Foto: Colourbox

2020.08.26 |

Use your smartphone to check winter wheat’s nitrogen needs

A team of researchers with the participation from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University investigated the possibilities of using drones or smartphones to assess the need to fertilise winter wheat with nitrogen.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Lars Kruse, AU Foto.

2020.07.10 |

Seminar in Brussels on green biorefining which supports the common agricultural policy

Biorefining of grass and clover grass allows for sustainable production of plant protein and bio-based products that support the objectives of European agricultural policy. A European Parliament seminar in Brussels focuses on the possibilities.

Several CBIO researchers presented their projects at the webinar on 1 Juli. Photo: Cecilie Ditte Christensen

2020.07.06 |

CBIO researchers present solutions for the green transition

The circular bioeconomy can provide green solutions to everything from animal feed to textiles. At a webinar on 1 July, several researchers from CBIO - Centre for Circular Bioeconomy at Aarhus University - presented their many research projects, which have the potential to solve some of the key challenges in the green transition.

Photo: Colourbox

2020.06.26 |

Carrots can replace synthetic dyes in foods

A number of synthetic dyes in foods are suspected of having unwanted side effects especially for children. For this reason, over the past ten years, the EU has required products containing selected synthetic dyes to have clear warning labels on the packaging. This has resulted in a great demand for natural dyes worldwide. Now researchers from…

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