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2020.10.01 | Agriculture and food

Is sulfur produced from biogas cleaning available to plants after storage in manure?

Efficiently recovered, sulfur (S) from the (bio)-gas desulfurization process may be reused as on-farm S fertilizer. Despite some reduction of sulfate and elemental S to sulfide during a storage in untreated and digested manure, the filter products were a valuable source of plant available S.

Erik Fog, SEGES, presenting "the green gold" (grass protein) at the inauguration at Ausumgaard.
"Research creates the basis on which commercial forces can act - but research in itself does not create the breakthrough for a new technology."

2020.10.20 | Agriculture and food

The green gold – from research to practice

Recently, Denmark's first farm for biorefining of grass was inaugurated at Ausumgaard. Among the guests present was the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Mogens Jensen, and in his opening speech he emphasized how grass is one of the sustainable, locally produced alternative protein sources, which could help reduce the amounts of imported…

2020.09.18 | Agriculture and food

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Kernza plot in the field.

2020.09.16 | Agriculture and food

Deep-rooted perennial crops. Are they capable of taking up water from deep soil layers? Could they be interesting for agriculture?

Growing deep-rooted perennial crop attracts the attention of researchers and farmers to address modern agricultural challenges such as improving drought resistance. Alfalfa and intermediate wheatgrass are capable of taking up water to a depth of 2.0 m in the soil. However, understanding the farming context in which such crops would be beneficial…

Wood ants attack the plantations vermin and can in that way biologically protect the plant production. Photo: Jens Petersen

2020.08.21 | Agriculture and food

Ants will ensure sustainable organic fruit production

The Danish production of organic berries and fruits must not apply chemical crop spray – for that reason the sector lacks effective means to fight pests and plant diseases. If a biological alternative to the chemical substances is to find, the ecologists may stabilize and increase their yields. A new research project will investigate whether wood…

2020.08.19 | Agriculture and food

Special issue on agroforestry for pig production

The journal, "Animals", recently launched a Special Issue on Agroforestry for pig production. This emphasises the broad international interest in integrated systems and is a great opportunity to compile research needed to develop the concept further.