Research Centre Aarslev
The department contains an operational function, a department function and 4 research groups:
Research Group for Floriculture
Research Group of Vegetables
Research Group for Pomology
Fruit, Vegetables and Food Science
Research generates new knowledge concerning the production and quality of fruits, vegetables and other vegetable foodstuffs. The department develops and optimizes cultivation systems for field production of fruits and vegetables as well as in greenhouses, in addition to carrying out investigations into industrial processing in order to improve the sensory and nutritional quality of the products. Research includes cultivation techniques, cultivation value, flowering and growth physiology, raw material quality, storage, product development, formulation of methods for analyses, and process technology.
The research in ornamental plants is focused on new high quality products and production that are rational in terms of environmental protection as well as costs.
The culture oriented research activities comprise pot plants and cut flowers as well as nursery stock plants and involves disciplines such as seed physiology, vegetative propagation, development, flowering physiology, stress and post harvest physiology, and quality and vitality testing.
Plant breeding programs employ tissue physiology, gene technology and micropropagation. New production systems for field and greenhouse production are developed and tested.