Category: Plants

Drone photo of the oat cultivation.

Unique Collaboration Gathers New Knowledge About the Nordic Oat Collection – Nearly 800 Oat Varieties to Be Characterized

To gain more knowledge about the cultivation traits of the Nordic oat varieties, NordGen collaborates with several actors in an ongoing project.

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Crucial genebank collection in Ukraine moved to safe location far from the war

NordGen coordinated emergency support to the genebank in Charkiv when the war started. Now, the entire collection has been successfully moved to a safe location.

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Reduced Imports and Preserved Cultural Heritage Are Important Driving Forces in New Projects on Cut Flowers and Garden Angelica

This summer, 20 cut flower varieties from NordGen will be test cultivated in four Nordic countries.

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Four New Genebanks Deposited Seeds for the First Time as the Seed Vault’s 15th Anniversary Was Marked

During the Vault's first 15 years, backup copies of more than 1.2 million seed samples from almost 100 different genebanks have been secured in Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

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Future Challenges for Plant Breeding and the Need for Plant Genetic Resources in Focus as NordGen Arranged PPP Conference

During two days, researchers and professionals working with genetic resources and plant breeding gather for a knowledge exchange within a Nordic context.

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NordGen Coordinates Project on Joint Nordic View on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources

Right now, world leaders are gathering in Montreal to reach an agreement on how to stop the biodiversity loss. NordGen is currently leading a project which will gather the Nordic view on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources.

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Hjörtur Þorbjörnsson på plats i Skaftafell, ett av områdena som inventerades i Vatnajökulls nationalpark. Foto: Magnus Göransson.

Crop Wild Relatives Are Important for Food Security – Inventories Contribute to Conservation of Plant Species in the Nordic Region

Inventory reports from Iceland and Sweden gives an indication of the current status of the crop wild relatives and describes some of the threats they may face.

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Samling av bönor i olika färg och form på rad.

Citizen Science Important Ingredient in EU Project for Increased Use of Plant Based Protein Sources

Soon, NordGen will have access to more information about the bean collection thanks to the EU project INCREASE, which is also inviting the public to participate in the research.

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Unique Collaboration Brings Academia and Private Actors Together to Improve the Nordic Potato Breeding

More than 300 potato varieties are part of the SustainPotato project, which aims to develop more robust and competitive Nordic potato varieties.

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NordGen Participates in International Session on Plant Genetic Resources

Representatives from NordGen are currently in India participating in the Governing Body session of the International Plant Treaty. Important but complex issues are at the agenda.

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