The seven research departments at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences comprise:
Agricultural Engineering researches and develops techniques for agriculture with focus on high technology.
Agroecology and Environment works with agroecology and production management addressed to the advisory service and primary producer. Furthermore, analyses on a farm-, regional and national level addressed to the authorities are made.
Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition research themes comprise feed composition and quality, animal nutrition, digestion and metabolism of nutrients, growth and lactation physiology, reproduction, immunology, disease mechanisms, bio-markers, disease prevention, animal behaviour and adaptability, stress biology, production and health management including animal production and health economy.
Food Science develops tools and concepts, which can be used to monitor and control the production and handling of plant and animal products in such a way that they fulfill the demands by consumers and the food processing industry, nationally as well as internationally.
Genetics and Biotechnology researches the underlying molecular, genetic and physiological background for economically important traits in both plants and animals using the most modern techniques including high-capacity sequencing. In parallel, we develop and implement new methods in statistical genetics, biostatistics and bioinformatics.
Horticulture generates new knowledge concerning the production and quality of fruits, vegetables and other vegetable foodstuffs.
Integrated Pest Management contributes to efficient and environmentally acceptable prevention and control of pests in crop production, animal husbandry, and food processing, in industrial buildings, in private homes and in society in general.
Service departments consist of:
Faculty Secretariat manages the secretariat function of the Deans office in relation to administrative, professional and information issues. It also provides facilities and services for the research departments, including the internal and external communication of the research activities at DJF.
Research Facilities offer modern facilities and well-trained staff for carrying out animal and field studies.