Seed production â€“ flowering cabbages
The overall vision for NordGen is to secure the biological livelihood for the present and the future. From the vision it follows that regeneration is a basic task for a genebank. Regeneration is carried out when germination properties are lower than a certain level (rejuvenation) or when there is lack of seeds in the genebank due to distribution (multiplication).
Now there is full activity in the NordGenâ€™s greenhouse. At this time of the year the cabbages are flowering. Plants are grown in tents to prevent pollen from other cabbages grown in other tents. To assist the pollination we use flies. The flies are put into the tents every week.