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When converting farmland from cereals to grass for biomass it is worthwhile to choose the most suitable areas, which are often located close to natural areas. Photo: Janne Hansen

2019.05.29 |

Grassland areas should be chosen wisely

When farmland is converted from grain production to grasslands, the greatest environmental benefits are obtained by choosing land that is close to existing natural areas or has high nutritional loads to aquatic environments, a new study indicates.

A new report from DCA describes the latest results from the plant protection trials. Photo: Uffe Pilegaard Larsen

2019.06.04 |

Report provides a current overview of crop protection

A new report regarding applied crop protection presents results from testing of pesticides and other kinds of plant protection.

Mogens Nicolaisen and Mogens Støvring Hovmøller will give their inaugural lectures at AU Flakkebjerg on 3 May 2019.

2019.04.01 |

Two new professors – and two inaugural lectures

Crop health will be highlighted when two new professors at the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, give their inaugural lectures on 3 May 2019.

Representatives from think tanks, agricultural organizations and NGO’s discussed the opportunities for reducing the climate footprint of foods. Photo: Claus Bo Andreasen

2019.03.29 |

We should demand and produce climate friendly foods

A reduction of the climate impact of foods will involve major challenges and difficult dilemmas. However, a transition in both foods and production is necessary and entails many positive side effects.

Mogens Støvring Hovmøller has been appointed professor of plant pathology. Photo: Jesper Rais

2019.03.06 |

New professor of plant pathology at Aarhus University

Mogens Støvring Hovmøller has been appointed professor of plant pathology in the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University.

Milk production affects more than just the climate - it also has an impact on e.g. biodiversity and soil carbon storage. Photo: Colourbox

2019.03.06 |

Milk production affects more than the climate

When assessing the impact of food on the environment, it is important to look at not only the climate, but also biodiversity, ecotoxicity and soil carbon changes.

Marie Trydeman Knudsen from the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, has been appointed as a new member of the Danish Council on Climate Change.

2019.02.27 |

AU researcher appointed as new member of the Danish Council on Climate Change

Researcher Marie Trydeman Knudsen, Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, has been appointed as a new member of the Danish Council on Climate Change.

The great majority of waste products from the food industry in Denmark are recycled and used for various purposes. Photo: Colourbox

2019.02.18 |

Food waste is recycled

The Danish food industry is good at using food waste in different ways so the amount that actually goes to waste is limited – especially with regard to animal products.

Green biomasses hold a significant potential as an alternative to traditional protein sources. Learn more during the Circular Bioeconomy Days 2019. Photo: Anders Trærup, AU Photo

2019.02.04 |

Major conference on circular bioeconomy to be held at Aarhus University

Join us at the conference “Circular Bioeconomy Days”, which focuses on the development of the circular bioeconomy of the future.

Lis Wollesen de Jonge has been awarded SSSA Fellow by the Soil Science Society of America. The award was presented by SSSA President Richard P. Dick (left). Photo: Yan Jin

2019.01.18 |

Soil scientist from Aarhus University awarded prestigious honour

The Soil Science Society of America has awarded Professor Lis Wollesen de Jonge from Aarhus University a fellowship in recognition of her significant contributions to soil science.

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