Tour C2, 1 July: Tour leaders: Jacob Neergaard, consultant at Danish Agricultural & Food Council, agronomist Morten Damsgaard, Freelance journalist Precision farming trip Visit to the research centre AU Foulum, Aarhus University The programme will include a visit to the experimental fields at Aarhus Uni - versity’s research centre AU Foulum. Researchers from the university will present ongoing experiments with new technologies, such as use of satellites, drones and robots. Furthermore, the researchers will explain the context of their research and the new technologies. including what farmers can expect to achieve in yield increase and other profits, and environmental benefits. It will be possible to visit experimental animal housing and learn about preci - sion technologies in animal husbandry. Participating researchers 20 Associate Professor René Gislum, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University Senior Adviser Michael Nørremark, Department of Electrical and Comput- er Engineering, Aarhus University Professor Lene Juul Pedersen, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University Samson Agro – supplier of agriculture technology Samson is an international company and supplier of agricultural machinery. It was originally founded in Denmark in 1943 but has since grown and today employs 225 people and sells a wide variety of slurry and manure technolo - gies around the world. The focus of this visit will be how environmental regulations in Europe, es - pecially the stricter state regulations in Denmark, force suppliers like Samson to develop new and more sustainable technologies to cope with environmen - tal requirements. This includes precision farming technologies for spreading of slurry and manure to comply with environmental regulations regarding am - monia evaporation, nitrate leaching and phosphorous limits. This means Denmark is at the forefront of reducing environmental and climate impact from the livestock sector, and that we several good cases of technology and know-how in this field. Our visit at Samson will provide in - sights into these technologies and show how the future of sustainable live - stock farming might look like for countries with high densities of pig and dairy farming.
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