SEGES is the merger of the former Knowledge Centre for Agriculture and the Danish Pig Research Centre, effective as per 1 January 2015.

Knowledge Centre for Agriculture (ex VFL) covers 85 % of the agricultural and horticultural advisory service in Denmark. It is a farmer-owned advisory organization, meaning that the aims of the farmer/grower are always the focus in the day-to-day advisory efforts, while taking the constraints given by climate, economy and legislation into consideration. VFL builds upon a 100-year old tradition of farmers owning and running their own advisory service, and the organization ensures a strong involvement of end users in setting the priorities of work. VFL has in total approx. 3500 employees. The National Centre in Skejby hosts approx. 500 staff and the remaining 3000 are employed at the 35 local advisory centres. At the National Centre, 60 persons are specialists focusing on arable crops (cereals, oilseed rape, pulses, potatoes, sugar beet, etc.) as well as greenhouse productions. In addition to crop-oriented specialists, DAAS also has discipline-oriented specialists in, e.g. plant protection, farm economics and communication.

Contact

Jens-Erik JENSEN
Knowledge Centre for Agriculture Agro Food Park 15 Skejby, DK 8200 Aarhus N DENMARK
45 8740 54 38
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n°265865- PURE