Category: Plants

NordGen participates in kick-off meeting for BalticWheat network

On the 12th and 13th of October, a kick-off meeting for the BalticWheat Network is held in Malmö, Sweden. Climate change, funigicide resistance and plant phenotyping technologies are to be discussed in the network which NordGen is a part of....

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Welcome into our seed lab!

Collect seeds and preserve them for the future – how hard can it be? Actually, it can be quite advanced. Join us for a visit in the NordGen Seed Laboratory!   The beans rattle when they are gently pushed down...

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Plant portrait of the month: European Crab Apple

Every month we publish a plant portrait in the project “Crop Wild Relatives”. The plant portrait of October iS European Crab Apple. European crab apple is both an ancestor and a wild relative to our domesticated apple. It exists in...

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NordGen in Swedish Radio Sisuradio

Sisuradio, the finnish speaking section of the national broadcaster Swedish Radio, has visited us at NordGen to talk about the importance of genetic diversity in a future with climate change. At NordGen in Alnarp we preserve about 70 different kinds...

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EU-project are to find new sources of plant based protein

  The project is also to investigate which new possibilities there are to use forage as human food. The work conducted within EUCLEG will include, among other things, development of searchable databases, evaluation of genetic resourcces in multi-site trials and...

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The beans of the bearhunter has made it back home to Sweden

  The Swedish immigrants didn’t only carry with them the hope of a better life when they set sail to America. They also packed down seeds from their former home country. Today, NordGen propagates the brown beans of Hartley Jepson...

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Denmark launches strategy for diversity in agriculture

“Strategy for Plants Genetic Resources in Agriculture 2017-2020” sets the course for the task of preserving, developing and informing about the importance of the plant genetic resources in agriculture and its importance for our future food and forage supply, according...

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Cereal collection management

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In situ / CWR seminar

Tuesday the 26th of May Morning:Start-up meeting for the Nordic project Ecosystem services: Genetic resources and crop wild relatives(this part of the meeting is open to everybody but is mainly aimed at the project group. The aim is to discuss...

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Barley Genetic Stocks database

Link to the BGS database The demand for an International Database for Barley Genes and Barley Genetic Stocks began already in the 1980s. Compiling data started in 1971 in Barley Genetics Newsletters first issue, but took an intensely new turn...

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