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Date: 30.03.2017 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

A newly published book Genomic management of animal genetic diversity (ed. Kor Oldenbroek) describes the use of genomic technology to define breeds, to measure diversity and to assess important features in the history of breeds affecting the present genetic diversity. The book outlines both in vivo and in vitro management…

Date: 24.03.2017 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

The quality of seed and plants planted today is decisive for the wood quality of the forest in 70-100 years. Pål Vidar Sollie from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food opened the meeting, with pointing to the importance of forests in the development of a bioeconomy – forests for carbon…

Date: 09.03.2017 Author: Åsmund Asdal Category: Global Seed Vault

The so called NordGen 100 year experiment is located in the permafrost in the abandoned Coal Mine #3 outside Longyearbyen. Just recently, 30 years old test seeds of 30 crop species and varieties were taken out of the mine for analysis. Early in the 1980-ties cooperation on conservation of security…

Date: Author: Åsmund Asdal Category: Global Seed Vault, Global Seed Vault

Seed accessions from ICARDA that were taken out in September 2015 are back in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. On February 22nd, new fresh seeds multiplied at ICARDA units in Morocco and Lebanon were re-deposited, as were seeds from nine other gene banks In 2015, ICARDA became the first gene…

Date: 28.02.2017 Author: admin Category: Plants

Tuesday the 26th of May Morning:Start-up meeting for the Nordic project Ecosystem services: Genetic resources and crop wild relatives(this part of the meeting is open to everybody but is mainly aimed at the project group. The aim is to discuss the planning of the two year Nordic project.) Afternoon/evening: Welcome to…

Date: 07.02.2017 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

Here, we give a brief overview of the current knowledge of tree species mixing effects on growth at the stand, species, and tree level. Main causes of the tree species mixing effects Overyielding of mixed versus mono-specific stands results mainly from complementary crown and root shape, spatially or temporally complementary…