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Insects grown on organic leftovers can become valuable fish feed

Insects grown on organic leftovers can become valuable fish feed

New research shows that insects grown on low quality organic material can be converted into high quality feed ingredients. This knowledge can help to facilitate the circular bioeconomy while feeding the increasing global population.

NMBU's professor, Dr. agric Odd Vangen knighted

NMBU's professor, Dr. agric Odd Vangen knighted

He receives the award for his substantial and versatile efforts for animal welfare and sustainable agriculture spanning 50 years.

The digitization revolution with drones in agriculture

The digitization revolution with drones in agriculture

This summer, several drones hovered over an experimental field at the Centre for Plant Research in Controlled Climate at NMBU to gather information about the growth and health of wheat plants.

Scientists uncover supergene that causes gender differences in ocean migration in rainbow trout

Scientists uncover supergene that causes gender differences in ocean migration in rainbow trout

What determines whether a fish migrates into the sea or not? Research breakthrough published in Nature Ecology & Evolution provides significant new insights.

 NMBU organises a world congress on applied animal behaviour and welfare

NMBU organises a world congress on applied animal behaviour and welfare

This summer, BIOVIT/IHA’s Research group Ethology and Animal Environment will organise a world congress on behaviour and welfare of farm animals in Bergen – in collaboration with NMBU/VETMED, Animalia, NIBIO, The Veterinary Institute (VI) and the Marine Research Institute (HI).

Millions in new funding to combat salmon mortality and sustainability issues in food production

Millions in new funding to combat salmon mortality and sustainability issues in food production

NMBU has received 20 million NOK in funding for two spin-off projects for Foods of Norway: one on salmon health and one on the sustainability of novel feeds.

Joining forces to increase food security

Joining forces to increase food security

With one foot in industry and the other in academia, PhD student Ana Cruz is taking our insights into yeast as an animal feedstuff one step forward.

From Indian oil to green fish feed in Norway

From Indian oil to green fish feed in Norway

Working for a big oil company in India, engineer Sandeep Sharma longed for a more sustainable career-path. Three years later he is defending his PhD-thesis at NMBU with ground-breaking results on novel fish feed derived from seaweed and spruce trees.

Pitted paddles for the pellets is history, gentle touch is the new saying

Pitted paddles for the pellets is history, gentle touch is the new saying

Take one inventive head, add one cement mixer, and then fish farmers and feed producers can save money as well as labour.

The companion dog – a life with defects and diseases

The companion dog – a life with defects and diseases

Many companion dogs are bred for a life with genetic defects and illnesses due to breed standards not compatible with a functional exterior.

Horse semen on the loose

Horse semen on the loose

The historic information about a warmblood ridning horse is often lost when the horse is sold across borders, or worse: it has never been recorded. This leads to unsystematic use of stallions and semen for breeding.

What does the cat say?

What does the cat say?

Most of us know the sounds that cats make, but the fact that a miaow sends out widely diverging messages according to the part of the sound puss stresses, may be less well known.

Kelp breeding – Norway`s next salmon adventure?

Kelp breeding – Norway`s next salmon adventure?

The sugar kelp is a «super-organism» that can be used in animal feed and a wide range of other important products. Still, genetic improvement is required to make cultivation more profitable. A new spin-off from Foods of Norway aims to make this happen. 

A Digital Fishing Trip

A Digital Fishing Trip

Four Norwegian research projects develop artificial (marine) intelligence. Their results will change how you view a fish.

Extreme mutation – what happens then?

Extreme mutation – what happens then?

About 100 million years ago, the mother of all salmonid fish underwent a doubling of all its genetic material and ever since then it has had double sets of genes. How has this affected the ability of salmonids to evolve new adaptations?

It matters who your mother is, even for fish

It matters who your mother is, even for fish

Tilapia has become a top seafood staple on many dinner tables worldwide. New research shows the Tilapia-industry can produce more of the finest cuts by paying closer attention to maternal breeding factors.

Center for Sustainable Aquaculture

Center for Sustainable Aquaculture

The centre for Center for Sustainable Aquaculture is a modern centre for small scale fish experiments. The centre  has specially adapted facilities for feed research, RAS technology (recycling of water for aquaculture) and the use of isotopes as a tracking method in fish. The centre also has an isolated quarantine station for emergency preparedness.

 

Successful kick-off for Foods of Norway

Successful kick-off for Foods of Norway

Foods of Norway was launched on October 8, the first Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) for the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). – I am so happy, so proud, saidMari Sundli Tveit, rector of NMBU.

NMBU wins 2016 Education Quality Award

NMBU wins 2016 Education Quality Award

Yesterday NMBU and the Department of Plant Sciences was presented with the prestigious 2016 Education Quality Award by Minister of Education Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, for its work on educating agroecologists.