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Seed production – 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 NordGen’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.

Here you can have a look into the tents where AnneLie is working with binding up the plants: video 1   video 2 video 3

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