Hírek Agricultural science címkével

Researchers at the University of Debrecen have developed several new methods in order to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases including and similar to ammonia and methane produced on livestock farms. As it was revealed on Thursday at the institution's Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management (DE MÉK), the practical introduction and application of these methods is to be supported by the Hungarian state.

In the framework of the HUNOR - Hungarian Astronaut Program, researchers from the University of Debrecen are working on the development of systems for food production in long-duration space missions. Experts from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food Science and Environmental Management are working with indigenous, home-bred pepper varieties to enable astronauts to grow and eat fresh, juicy and crunchy vegetables with zero emission during space missions.

Plant memory and its potential to be exploited, salinization affecting the agro-ecosystem and the food safety implications of metal contamination were among the topics discussed at an international conference on sustainable and innovative solutions for agriculture and food industry at the University of Debrecen. The conference, organised for the first time by the Faculty of Agriculture, Food Science and Environmental Management, was attended by more than 100 experts and focused on the theme "One Health".

The vice president for international affairs at South Dakota State University and the agricultural attaché at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington D.C. visited to the University of Debrecen. The two guests from the United States received a comprehensive introduction to the university’s agricultural education and research structure on the occasion of the launch of a dual degree program in precision agriculture engineering in Debrecen in September of this year.

The specialists of the University of Debrecen were seeking solutions to the animal health and feeding difficulties of the sheep industry in the more than three-year long international project that has just come to an end, attended by ten universities and research institutes from eight countries. The results of the EuroSheep program with Hungarian relevance were presented on Thursday.

Researchers presented the latest scientific results of the Horizon 2020-InnoVar project to support the efficiency of European plant cultivation and variety certification, at the Department of the Nyíregyháza Research Institute of the University of Debrecen's Agricultural Research Institutes and Teaching Institutions. In the program launched in 2019, the University of Debrecen cooperates with 21 consortium partners to develop innovative test methods that help growers to select varieties.

Within the framework of Erasmus+, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management of the University of Debrecen (MÉK - Mezőgazdaság-, Élelmiszertudományi és Környezetgazdálkodási Kar) has launched an innovative program development project related to the precision agricultural engineering program. The aim of this three-year project is to design and develop a two-semester MSc program. The results achieved so far were presented on Wednesday at the Böszörményi úti campus of UD.

The researchers of the University of Debrecen presented the latest knowledge and research results related to the feeding of ewes, abortions occurring in sheep farms and ketosis in sheep at the domestic workshop of the EuroSheep project. The international program aims to develop the sheep industry in eight European countries.

For the first time in the world, researchers at the Center for Agricultural Genomics and Biotechnology of the University of Debrecen use DNA chip technology in the genetic testing of domestic pigeons. The new analytical method helps the genetic uptake of the species significantly. The findings of the research project were recently published in the periodical Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences.

Blue and oxeye tits, long-tail tits and larks, as well as some greenfinches and woodpeckers, received uniquely coded IDs on the University Square campus on Tuesday. The traditional bird ringing event was extremely popular not only among conservation engineering students of the Faculty of Agriculture, but also among foreign students.

In the framework of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology, researchers of the Centre for Agricultural Genomics and Biotechnology have studied the molecular background of plants’ memory. The findings have been published in Trends in Plant Science, the most prestigious journal in the field.

The University of Debrecen and the South Dakota State University have concluded an agreement for the purposes of the expansion of educational and research relations and the promotion of international cooperation. The partnership agreement was signed at Brookings by Endre Harsányi, the vice chancellor responsible for the development of agricultural and food science.

Without plant protection, there is no efficient agriculture, as we learned at the 27th Eastern Hungarian Plant Protection Forum. At the event, organised jointly by the Institute of Plant Protection of UD and organisations operating in the sector, experts discussed the transformation of plant protection in Hungary and the impact of the relevant EU directives.

A joint research of the Institute of Botany of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management and the Institute of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy of the Faculty of Medicine was launched in 2021 with the purpose of finding new ways to increase the yield and quality of corn. Experts involved in the project have recently reported on the results achieved so far at a workshop.

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management of the University of Debrecen and the Faculty of Animal Sciences of the Indonesian Gadjah Mada University have signed an agreement on cooperation in education and research and on furthering the international relations of the two institutions. According to the agreement, a scientific exchange programme will be launched jointly by the two universities.

“Space peppers” grown by the University of Debrecen (UD) in the space capsule Capsitron, on display at the exhibition Álmok Álmodói 20, have been harvested recently. The closed crop production ecosystem used in the research project DE SPACE has indeed produced delectable and crunchy vegetables. In fact, experts from UD participating in the project have studied several pepper species with the aim of selecting the ones that promised the largest yield in the smallest area with zero emission.

The network made up of research units of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management of the University of Debrecen is the only cluster that has made it to the TOP50 list of research infrastructures in the field of agricultural and food sciences, compiled by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office.

Several of the research facilities of the University of Debrecen appear on the list of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office, which contains the best 50 Hungarian research laboratories.