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2021.09.14 / Uncategorized, Plants
Results from NordGen's research project Arctic Pea is now published. The study shows that it is possible to cultivate peas as far north as in Norwegian Tromsø.
2021.09.06 / Farm Animals, 3MC
Why are native breeds so well suited to taking care of endangered biotopes? And can a cow really replace mechanical clearing of bushes? Ilmari Majuri, the owner of the Oukamäki farm and a well-known advocate of native Finncattle breeds, talks...
Modern genetics and history meet in researcher Maria Kjetså’s work in the interdisciplinary project "3MC – Nordic mountain cattle".
In February, a match making webinar was organized for those interested in grazing. One of the participants at the webinar was Ilmari Majuri, the owner of the Oukamäki farm and a well-known advocate of native Finncattle breeds.
The importance of creating a European network for in situ conservation of plant genetic resources was discussed during the conference "Ensuring Diversity for Food and Agriculture".
22-23 September 2021
NordGen Forest Conference 2021 will this year be a digital event. Registration is open until 15th September.
25-29 October 2021
NordGen staff travels to Svalbard to deposit seeds from the worlds' genebanks in Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
2-3 November 2021
Workshop in Norway within the project "Conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources in the Nordic countries".
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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