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2020.12.28 / Plants
Renowned barley researcher and beloved co-worker Udda Lundqvist has passed away during the Christmas holidays. Udda was a pioneer in the field of radiation-supported plant breeding.
2020.12.16 / Plants
15 older potato varieties have been characterized and evaluated in project aiming to increase their utilization and interest. These varieties will be a welcome addition to the present collection.
Now you can apply for the NordGen/SNS forest scholarship.
From the 30th of November to the 2nd of December, NordGen will participate in an online event about agrobiodiversity and food security in times of COVID-19 and climate change. The meeting is open to the public.
The PPP-project for pre-breeding of perennial ryegrass has led to new important discoveries for developing new forage plant varieties that can thrive in the future climate of the Nordic and Baltic regions.
2 january 2021
The project partners meet to discuss the progress of the project that aims to raise awareness about Nordic Mountain Cattle breeds.
NordGen staff travels to Svalbard to deposit seeds from the worlds' genebanks in Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
3 january 2021
Council members are representatives from the Nordic countries. They will discuss relevant matters within the area of animal genetic resources.
4 may 2021 kl 13.00
The Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen) is the joint genebank and knowledge center for genetic resources in the Nordic countries. Our mission is to conserve and promote the sustainable use of genetic diversity among animals, forests and plants that are important...
The importance of conservation of forest genetic resources is widely recognized and efforts are needed on national, Nordic, European and global levels. The Nordic countries cooperate on exchanging information for the conservation of forest genetic resources through NordGen Forest, under...
The current book is a celebration of 40 years of Nordic collaboration on plant genetic resources. International perspectives are highlighted and the first chapter is written with input from Axel Diederichsen from Plant Gene Resources of Canada and Igor G. Loskutov from the...
The Faroese horse (Føroysk Ross) is an integral part of agricultural history on the Faroe Islands. There is no unambiguous evidence of the origins of the Faroese Horse. It is believed, though, that the Faroese horse was brought to the islands by...
The Nordic Gene bank established the 100 year seed storage experiment in Coal mine no. 3 outside Longyearbyen in 1986. Security duplicate samples of the Nordic seed collection had been deposited in permafrost in the coal mine since 1984. The...
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