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Date: 13.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

What tricks do you need to know to successfully grow old kinds of Danish cauliflower, cabbage or brussels sprouts? And how does one develop understandable growing manuals? NordGen Senior Scientist Annette Hägnefelt was one of the speakers at a thematic day for plant genetic resources in Denmark.   In August,…

Date: 07.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

To perform germination tests is important. It is needed for controlling that each accession is still of good quality but also to investigate that each sample actually contains the right species and variation. But it is a work both costly and time consuming.   In 2015 NordGen was granted funding…

Date: 06.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Husdjur, Plants

Today, we send our heartiest congratulations to Finland turning 100 years. And although we not at all disparage the history of a century, we would like to present some Finns who are actually even older than their country.   Finnsheep If you take a stroll through the Finnish countryside you…

Date: 30.11.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

  Date: 30th of November, 2017 Place: Sundsvägen 10, Alnarp (Horticum, SLU) Time: 13.05-14.35 Program: 13.05 Ahmed Jahoor, head of breeding at Nordic Seed, commence the meeting and presents the speakers. 13.15 Bo Gertsson, technology manager, Lantmännen Lantbruk. Title: Public support for plant breeding; background and latest development In the…

Date: 14.11.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Nordic Genetic Resource Center is mainly funded by the Nordic countries, through the Nordic Council of Ministers. Today, November 14th, officials representing the council visited NordGen to learn more about how we work and what we need to fulfill our mission.   The Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Fisheries…

Date: 02.11.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Blackberries are exciting plants, both for botanists and ecologists and for berry-pickers who enjoy the sweet and mild taste of the black delicacy, which sometimes can be a struggle to harvest, due to the very sharp thorns that most black berry plants are well equipped with.   Blackberries belong to…