Category: Plants

Minnesota visit resulted in videos

NordGen regularly receives visitors from all over the world, eager to learn more about gene bank management and our operations. But not all visits result in a video.   This April, Dr Jeni Henrickson and Dr. Aaron Doering from Minnesota...

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NordGen gave lecture on old vegetable Brassicas and growing manuals

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...

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Funding from Denmark helped us catch up on germination tests

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...

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Congratulations, Finland!

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...

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Welcome to seminar today

  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...

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NordGen gave Nordic officials the grand tour in labs and gardens

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...

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Blackberries is the plant of this month

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...

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NordGen Participate in International Congress on Plant Genetic Resources in Kigali

  Oil, diamonds and coal are natural resources you probably are familiar with. But did you know that fresh air, clean water and plants are part of this category as well? Right now, NordGen participate in an international conference to...

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New incubator will grow Angelica

This morning our new incubators were delivered. With these we can make an even better job of preserving genetic diversity among plants connected to our food production.   Regularly, NordGen control the seed samples we preserve by doing germination tests....

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European plant cooperation inspired by Nordic project

Today, Thursday, a workshop commenced in Rome, aiming to create a European cooperation arena between private and public actors in the field of plant genetic resources. This kind of cooperation already exists between the Nordic Countries, administrated by NordGen. The...

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