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Date: 26.10.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

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. Most seeds grow happily when given some light and water….

Date: 12.10.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

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.   Fertilizers and pesticides are the two major pollutants in…

Date: Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

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 European project is to be designed with the Nordic cooperation…

Date: 11.10.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

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 on the scales to be weighed. Seed technician Annelie Thornberg…

Date: 02.10.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

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 almost every european country, except Iceland. Its scientific name, Malus Sylvestris, means…

Date: 28.09.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

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 of potatoes at our in vitro-laboratory. We, in other words,…