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Managing climate and light in greenhouses means finding a balance between creating optimal conditions for the crops and a desire to keep down costs and consumption of energy and other resources. Photo: Roar Påske, AU Foto

2018.01.24 | Agro

Control of air humidity in greenhouses can be made more energy efficient

Aarhus University is a partner in a project that can reduce energy consumption in the greenhouse industry significantly. In particular, control of air humidity can be made more energy efficient.

The researchers hope to be able to increase the shelf life of root vegetables with as much as two weeks. Photo: Jesper Rais/AU-Photo

2018.01.16 | Food

Hot baths for root vegetables as a means to reduce food waste

Most root vegetables are washed and thoroughly brushed before they end up in supermarkets. However, this procedure wounds the vegetables leaving scratches that provide easy access for bacteria and fungi, reducing shelf life. Researchers from Aarhus University now examine whether washing with warmer water and the use of plant oils may help reduce…

The participants in the PHD-HUB FOULUM are e.g. given access to office space and sparring when it fits into their schedule. Photo: Colourbox

2018.01.08 | DCA

New entrepreneurial incubator available for PhD students at Aarhus University

PHD-HUB FOULUM is a new incubator ready to help PhD students within natural sciences develop their own business ideas or find jobs in private companies. Agro Business Park launches the incubator and Aarhus University is an affiliate partner.

[Translate to English:] Øget CO2 sætter skub i afgrødernes vækst, men den forøgede vækstrate betyder et markant mindre udbytte per plante. Foto: Colourbox

2017.11.29 | Food

New understanding of the well-being of climate-stressed plants

As a result of climate change, there is an increasing need for more intelligent, efficient and safe farming. A soon-to-be completed EU project – ModCarboStress – might have taken an important step in this work: getting to understand the stressed plants better. The project indicates the work to be carried out at iClimate – the forthcoming research…

The roller crimper rolls and crimps legumes at Aarhus University’s experimental fields in Aarslev. After two weeks, the fields are crimped again, and after three weeks cabbage is planted directly into the dead plant residues. Photo: Hanne L. Kristensen AU-FOOD

2017.11.24 | Food

Promising no-tillage organic systems for vegetable crops

Researchers from Aarhus University plant white cabbage directly into legume residues without cultivating the soil. This technique allows them to stunt weed growth and improve nitrogen cycling in the system. Within the framework of the research project SoilVeg, researchers examine new methods for organic vegetable production, and the results now…

A lack of social interaction during meals has a negative effect on elderly people’s quality of life. Photo: Colourbox

2017.11.24 | Food

Dinner groups help elderly people who have lost their cohabiting partner

When elderly people suddenly have to eat their daily meals alone, they experience a decline in their quality of life. However, dinner groups can have a positive effect on people who have lost a cohabiting partner. In a new study, Aarhus University takes a closer look at how changes in elderly people’s life situation impact their eating habits and…

2017.09.14 | Food

Nomination for the nils foss talent prize

Alexandru Luca, FQS, is the only AU scientist nominated for the Nils Foss Talent Prize 2017

School meals may improve social relations. Photo: Colourbox

2017.10.26 | Food

Well-functioning framework for school meals equals healthier children

The availability of healthy and appetizing food is a prerequisite for ensuring that children eat healthy food at school; but the social environment also plays an important role. A recent report from Aarhus University investigates what it takes to introduce healthier food habits to school classes.

Photo: Colourbox

2017.09.12 | Food

New Centre for Innovative Food Research is opening

Aarhus University opens a new centre to bring together leading competences within food research. The centre is iFOOD and the opening event will take place on 25 September in Agro Food Park.

Danish hygge. Potted plants looking pretty in the windowsill. Researchers from Aarhus University are investigating why some potted plants are injured on their journey from the nursery to the consumer and how this can be prevented (Photo: Colourbox)

2017.09.01 | Food

We hope your potted plant had a safe journey

Every year Danish nurseries produce 600 million potted plants. However, some of them are injured on their journey between the producer’s greenhouse and the consumers’ windowsill. Some of the culprits responsible for this loss of quality are known, others not; and the research project Minimal Waste (MinimalSpild) at Aarhus University looks further…

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