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12 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Crops sown in a uniform spatial pattern produce higher yields and reduce environmental impact
Higher yields and fewer weeds are possible if farmers sow wheat, maize, soy and other crops in more uniform spatial patterns, according to University of Copenhagen researchers. More precise sowing...
07 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark New method reveals whether your potato is organic or not
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new approach that helps public agencies and commercial interests combat fraudulently-labelled organic foods. ...
06 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates
In the face of rapid climate change, it is important that plants can adapt quickly to new conditions to ensure their survival. Using field experiments and plant genome studies, an international...
02 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Danish soy and palm oil imports account for 7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year
A new report released by University of Copenhagen researchers indicates that Danish soybean and palm oil imports account for seven million tons of CO2 emissions annually. ...
27 July 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Newly discovered plant gene could boost phosphorus intake
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered an important gene in plants that could help agricultural crops collaborate better with underground fungi—providing them with wider...
10 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Denmark New Model Measures Danish Agricultural Efficiency
DENMARK - Scientists from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University have drawn up a robust model that can put actual figures on the efficiency of the country's agricultural production...
05 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Denmark New Report Shows No Change in Agriculture Nutrient Surpluses
DENMARK - A new DCA report shows that nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium surpluses in farming have decreased steadily over the last 20 years. The largest reductions took place until the mid-00s,...
06 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Denmark Nitrogen Compounds Control Disease Resistance in Cereals
DENMARK - Nitrogen compounds play an important role in the plant’s fight against fungal diseases. Researchers are now seeking a better understanding of these mechanisms. This may present plant...
03 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Denmark Intergrated Pest Management Widens Farmers’ Control Repertoire
DENMARK - A wide range of control measures can be used In the battle against weeds, pests and diseases IN agricultural crops. Denmark is leader of the pack when it comes to research in integrated...
28 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Denmark More Fertiliser Use in Denmark Can Cut Soybean Imports
DENMARK - The Danish Government has been urged to relax environment regulations to allow Danish farmers to add more fertiliser to their land. ...
23 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Denmark Monitoring Food Loss and Waste Essential to Hunger Fight
DENMARK - Keeping track of the enormity and nature of food loss and waste is essential to reducing the problem and to speeding efforts to eliminate hunger globally, FAO Director-General José...
08 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Denmark Food Waste has Environmental Downside
DENMARK - The production of the food we eat has an impact on the environment. But the food we do not eat also has significant adverse impacts. This is the conclusion of a report from DCA –...
04 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Denmark Biogas Plant Acquires Organic Authorisation
DENMARK - The biogas plant at Aarhus University’s Research Centre Foulum is the first in Denmark to be granted authorisation to run periodic organic productions....
08 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Denmark Danish 'Super Plants' for Higher Yields and Greener Environment
DENMARK - Strict environmental requirements and creative plant growers have stimulated the development of an innovative plant breeding sector in Denmark. But more can be done. That is why the...
26 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Denmark Danish Minister Supports Transparency of EU Farm Subsidies
DENMARK - The Commission has recently put forward a proposal on publishing the names of the recipients of EU agricultural funds. The proposal includes the publication of the financial aid received...
17 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Denmark Organic Grasslands Get New Design
DENMARK - Greater diversity in organic grassland can increase the ecological services provided by the field to the benefit of insects, animals and product quality. This is the rationale behind...
07 August 2012
Crop Industry News from Denmark Former Danish Food Minister Concerns Over Farmers Aid
DENMARK - Former food minister Henrik Hoegh is concerned about the impact the construction of buffer zones of 10 meters may have on farmers' EU subsidies. ...
18 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Denmark Should Some Support for Rural Areas be Aimed at Green Initiatives?
DENMARK - At a council meeting today (18 June) Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Mette Gjerskov presented a progress report on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy....
06 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Denmark EU’s Agricultural Ministers: More for Less
DENMARK - The discussion at Denmark's agricultural Minister’s green think tank this week, showed consensus that there really is no choice between productivity and sustainability....
01 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Denmark EU’s Agricultural Ministers Form Green Think Tank
DENMARK - The Danish agricultural minister, Mette Gjerskov, challenges her colleagues to develop new ideas for a greener agricultural policy when they meet in Kolding and Horsens 3–5 June....
17 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Denmark Danish Support for a Greener Agricultural Policy
DENMARK - Greening is one of the main new elements in the EU Commission’s reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. It is, however, a proposal that is difficult to adapt to the differing conditions...
03 February 2012
Crop Industry News from Denmark Plant-Based Manure for 'Greener Crops'
DENMARK - The manure of the future does not originate from animals but from plants, according to new research. Green manure is the way ahead at a time when the use of non-organic animal manure...
19 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Denmark Danish Minister Gjerskov Believes in the Future of Agriculture
DENMARK - A new report from the Institute of Food and Resource Economics provides a comprehensive overview of how Danish farmers are doing compared to their European counterparts....
11 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Denmark Computer Model to Develop Tools for Soil Tillage
DENMARK - A industrial postdoc project that is a joint endeavour of Aarhus University and the machine manufacturer Kongskilde A/S is to pave the way for more energy-efficient field work and increased...
06 January 2012
Crop Industry News from Denmark Agricultural Ammonia Emissions Can Be Reduced
DENMARK - In Denmark approximately 3,400 people die annually due to air pollution. Senior scientist Jørgen Brandt from the National Environmental Research Institute is cited as saying that...
Crop Industry News from Denmark Herbicides Can Be Reduced By Up To 90 Per Cent
DENMARK - Every year farmers use large quantities of pesticides to control weeds, insects and diseases in their crops....
04 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Denmark Aarhus Re-Names Food and Ag Science Units
DENMARK - Aarhus University has launched an extensive organisational development process that has resulted in new units and new names, including the food and agricultural science units....
14 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Denmark Bacteria in Pig Feed Can Reduce N Impact
DENMARK - Often the desire is to keep bacteria out of the feed, but in some cases bacteria are welcome. The little Bacillus subtilis is particularly welcome in pig feed because it has the attractive...
12 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Denmark N, P and K Surplus Cut By Almost Half
DENMARK - The surplus of N, P and K from agriculture has fallen considerably in the past couple of years according to a new survey from Aarhus University. ...
25 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Denmark Energy Crops Are Sustainable in Many Ways
DENMARK - Growing energy crops not only benefits the environment by increasing Denmark's production of sustainable energy. It can also help improve the aquatic environment by removing excess...
 
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