Category: Forest

FAO-meeting in Rome: NordGen argue that native breeds must be eaten in order to be saved


In the enormous building in Rome containing the FAO headquarters, representatives from almost every country in the world are gathered this week to discuss international cooperation on genetic resources. NordGen participates in the meeting and also arranged a side event...

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Don’t Forget to Apply for the NordGen Forest/SNS Scholarship

Mateusz Liziniewicz, contributed to better collaboration between Nordic and Baltic researchers working with forest plant breeding, after being granted the NordGen/SNS scholarship.

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Now you can apply for NordGen Forest’s scholarships

When Johanna Carlsson recieved a scholarship from NordGen and SNS she went to Germany and learnt more about forest plant propagation with alternative methods. Now, you have the chance to do something similar. Apply for a forest scholarship before the 15th...

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Seedlings produced with expert skills and technical know-how

NordGen Forest work in close cooperation with its Forest Regeneration Council. In the council we can find representatives from academia, government authorities and private companies. They all aim at promoting the Nordic cooperation and creating strong, resilient and genetically diverse forests...

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NordGen Forest Conference Focuses on Future Needs

If you see a shadowlike figure lurking about the trees in a seed orchard you are not (necessarily) to worry. The figure might be working with increasing the seed yield. This was one of many interesting pieces of information given...

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New Danish project studies forest adaptation to climate change

After the warm and dry summer in the Scandinavian countries, the concern for the effects of climate change has risen among the general public. But within forestry, where planning has to look 60-100 years head, the issue of climate change...

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Don’t forget to register for NordGen Forest Conference!

The NordGen Forest Conference of 2018 will be held in Tuusula North of Helsinki on the 18th-19th of September:”New Forest for Future Needs– using advanced regeneration methods and techniques” This year’s NordGen Forest Conference will be arranged in cooperation with...

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Don’t forget to register for the thematic day of NordGen Forest!

Denmark is perhaps not the largest forest country in the world. But did you know that they are in the forefront when it comes to finding seed sources resistant to Ash dieback disease? Learn more about this and many other...

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NordGen Forest’s thematic day held in Akureyri on Iceland 

Today, NordGen Forest’s thematic day is arranged in Akureyri in the northern parts of Iceland. More than 150 participants working with forestry has come here to learn more about seed supply and plant breeding – important issues to address, when...

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Hybrid larch production in Iceland – in search for the optimal provenances and seed sources

In Iceland, with practically no forests until recently and only one native forest-forming tree species, obtaining seed of the right species and provenances has long been and still is the most important issue affecting progress in forestry. The one native...

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