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The importance of creating a European network for in situ conservation of plant genetic resources was discussed during the conference "Ensuring Diversity for Food and Agriculture".
A recently completed study shows that einkorn and emmer wheat from NordGen's collection are well suited for bread baking. The old wheat species also had higher protein content than in ordinary quality wheat that is usually used for baking.
Now it is possible to sign up for the conference "Ensuring Diversity for Food and Agriculture". The four day long online conference is arranged by the project Farmer's Pride in collaboration with EUCARPIA and ECPGR.
NordGen's annual review for 2020 is now available. In addition to information about important achievements, the digital publication also includes a video in which NordGen's director, Lise Lykke Steffensen, summarizes the previous year.
Through several online seminars, the aim is to reach a Nordic joint view on the matter which corresponds with international agreements.
In the Arctic Clover project, wild populations and landraces from NordGen’s collection of red clover have been compared with commercial varieties. A new scientific article shows that the genebank material carries important properties that can be used to produce better...
The last two years the number of distributed seed samples from NordGen has almost doubled. They will help create a more sustainable agriculture.
Renowned barley researcher and beloved co-worker Udda Lundqvist has passed away during the Christmas holidays. Udda was a pioneer in the field of radiation-supported plant breeding.
15 older potato varieties have been characterized and evaluated in project aiming to increase their utilization and interest. These varieties will be a welcome addition to the present collection.
From the 30th of November to the 2nd of December, NordGen will participate in an online event about agrobiodiversity and food security in times of COVID-19 and climate change. The meeting is open to the public.