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A few hundred years ago, peas were a widely used food in Denmark and peas were an important protein source for the rural as well as the urban population. Photo: Colourbox

2018.10.29 | Food

Peas as a protein source in foods

Peas are found in all shapes and sizes, they are adapted to the Danish climate and are full of protein. However, they seem to have fallen into oblivion. Now, the framework is described for a new initiative to study the potential of peas as an alternative to animal protein in foods.

The present project aims to develop more efficient strategies for vitamin D fortification applicable to a broader range of food categories. Photo: Colourbox

2018.10.30 | Mælk

Milk protein may help improve vitamin D uptake

How do we improve vitamin D availability? Researchers from Aarhus University cooperate with a number of Danish and international partners in a large project, where they have discovered that the pure protein, α-lactalbumin, is able to bind vitamin D – very efficiently.

The theory is that the plants are already infected with resistant grey mould fungus on arrival in Denmark.

2018.10.01 | Food

Resistant grey mould is an increasing problem for Danish strawberry growers

Grey mould that is resistant to the few approved pesticides in Danish strawberry production, is an increasing problem for Danish strawberry growers. A new project will explore if the resistant grey mould is already in the plants when imported.

Requirements for its cosmetic appearance and a larger number of pests make apples one of the most heavily sprayed crops. Photo: Lise Balsby, AU Photo

2018.10.01 | Food

Reduced spraying of apples is possible

The number of sprays in apple orchards can be significantly reduced if spraying is optimized between early spring and fruit set.

Danish wheat must be prepared for future climate challenges. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.08.22 | Crops

Danish wheat must be made more resilient

With the aim of breeding wheat that can handle the climate challenges of the future, researchers are using genetic data to gain more insight into how wheat adapts to stress.

Researchers are investigating if different light spectra can affect the taste of herbs. Photo: Carl-Otto Ottosen

2018.08.15 | DCA

Can certain light spectra give herbs more taste?

Researchers from Aarhus University are investigating if different types of new, advanced LED lamps in greenhouses can improve the taste of herbs. 

Seaweed can be an alternative source of protein in addition to contributing to removing and recycling nitrogen and phosphorus from the marine environment. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.08.10 | DCA

Denmark can grow all its own animal feed protein

Instead of importing large quantities of protein feedstuffs from other countries for food and feed, Denmark can produce enough of its own protein to cover its needs for animal feed and to supplement food requirements.

Savings can be made on the energy used for lighting, heating and climate control in greenhouse production of fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants. Photo: Roar Paaske

2018.05.16 | DCA

Researchers in the North Sea Region aim for greener greenhouse production

Researchers from Aarhus University are leading a project that puts the spotlight on reducing energy consumption in greenhouse production of fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants in the North Sea Region without compromising quality.

A new European project will help make growing of organic vegetables more sustainable. Photo: Colourbox

2018.05.14 | DCA

Organic vegetables can become more sustainable and resilient

Researchers will investigate if production of organic vegetables in greenhouses can be more energy-friendly using innovative cropping systems based on agroecological strategies.

2018.04.20 | Food

Well-attended Alumni Day at Science and Technology

More than 1,300 former students and employees visited their former academic environment on Thursday 5 April to see old fellow students and teachers, to attend presentations of the latest research within their fields of expertise, and to tour the laboratories and see new research facilities.

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