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[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…