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Photo: Sara Sanchez

2021.01.04 |

Ph.D. defence: Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for soil phosphorus determination

Standard soil phosphorus (P) tests are routinely employed to estimate the size of the agronomically or environmentally relevant soil P pools.

Charred malt from the Viking Age found at Hundborg in Denmark. Photo: Peter Steen Henriksen - National Museum of Denmark.

2020.12.16 |

New method may find Denmark's oldest beer

In a collaboration between researchers at the National Museum of Denmark and the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University in Flakkebjerg, it has been possible to develop a method for detecting malting of grain in charred barley grain from the prehistoric era. This makes it possible to prove whether beer was brewed as far back as in the…

From the left is wheat and from the right is spelt.
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2020.12.16 |

New wheat mutant can teach us more about spelt

Researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have by chance discovered a mutation that makes wheat speltoid.

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2020.12.16 |

A bird’s eye view on potatoes

Researchers from Aarhus University have tested the use of satellite and drone imagery to predict and forecast nitrogen- and water need in potatoes grown in Denmark.

Photo: Muhammad Javaid Akhter

2020.12.11 |

PhD defence: Biology and management of Vulpia myuros-An emerging weed problem in Northern Europe

During his studies, Muhammad Javaid Akhter studied the biology and management of Vulpia myuros. Vulpia myuros is an emergent threat to arable farming in Denmark. The information on the weed biology is necessary to develop effective integrated management strategies against Vulpia myuros. Studying weed biology, Muhammad Javaid Akhter investigated…

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2020.11.19 |

Mapping of pesticide resistance

To gain a better insight into the development of the weed's resistance to herbicides, researchers from Aarhus University have updated the overview of resistance in a new note to the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Jakob Rafn

2020.11.16 |

PhD defence: PoN – an SOS for sustainability

During his PhD studies, Jakob Raffn attempted to unpack and address a key challenge of our time; namely that, ‘while societies become increasingly aware of and knowledgeable about sustainability they do not become sustainable’. In their current configurations, our Societal Operating Systems (SOS), i.e. economies, sciences, politics, technologies,…

Photo: Lise Balsby - AU Communication

2020.11.11 |

New applicable and automated system for terron classification

Researchers from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have developed a system for terron classification at different scales based on gridded data, and used it to classify and map terron regions in Denmark incorporating soil, climate and landscape information.

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2020.11.03 |

Drones will reduce agricultural CO2 emissions

ReDoCO2 is a new Danish development project, which the Innovation Fund Denmark supports with DKK 24.3 million. kr. Researchers from the Department of Agroecology will, in collaboration with Aalborg University, RegionMidt, SkyTEM, and I • GIS, develop methods and technology for mapping and analysing peatlands, one of the major sources of CO2…

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2020.10.30 |

From plant helper to insect killer – the elusive lifestyle of insect pathogenic fungi

During his PhD studies, Rasmus Emil Jensen researched insect pathogenic fungi living inside plants as endophytes. Endophytism is a term originally used to describe seemingly symptomless microorganisms living inside plants but today we know that endophytes play an important role in plant defense and growth. Rasmus Emil Jensen studied how endophytic…

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