Category: Plants

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Public-Private Cooperation Aims at Finding Grasses Adapted to the Future Climate of the North

The PPP-project for pre-breeding of perennial ryegrass has led to new important discoveries for developing new forage plant varieties that can thrive in the future climate of the Nordic and Baltic regions.

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Our Website is Now Available in Finnish!

The Finnish speaking part of the Nordic countries’ population is an important target group for NordGen. Therefore, we are proud to announce that our website, which already had a Swedish and English version, now also is available in Finnish. The...

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NordGen Receives 8,3 MDKK from Novo Nordisk Foundation to Backup Storage in Denmark

NordGen has been granted 8,3 million DKK from the Danish Novo Nordisk Foundation. The money will be used for a state-of-the-art backup seed storage in Denmark and to upgrade our information system GENBIS.

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Parts of Our Pea Collection Characterized in Search of Plant Based Protein Sources for the Future

NordGen has more than 2 000 seed samples from different peas in our collection. Last summer, we propagated 100 of the pea accessions and took the opportunity to learn as much as possible about them.

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NordGen’s Head Office will Re-locate to New Building

Today is day worth celebrating as we now can announce that NordGen will re-locate its head office to an entirely new building! The new house, which will be built only a stone’s throw from our current head office in Alnarp,...

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Information about Preserved Cultivars and Accessions Updated

In a recently finalised project, NordGen has transferred material formerly only stored in our physical archives into our information system GENBIS.

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New Study Investigates Duplicate Seed Samples at Genebanks

A report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) indicates that up to 70% of the 7.4 million accessions stored in genebanks around the world might be duplicate holdings. As genebanks struggle with high workloads and inadequate resources, it is important to identify these...

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Fire in Alnarp – NordGen not affected

During the night to Wednesday, a large building belonging to the Swedish Agricultural University (SLU) in Alnarp caught fire. The building is totally destroyed but the fire department has managed to prevent the flames from spreading to the many buildings...

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NordGen’s Measures for Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 is Ongoing

Right now, it’s harvest time at NordGen. Valuable seeds are collected in our fields and gardens, dried and eventually becoming a part of the Nordic seed collection. But the work done in both field and office is still affected by...

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New Information System Creates Better Security for the Nordic Seed Collection

NordGen is the Nordic countries’ genebank and knowledge center for genetic resources. In Alnarp, we conserve 33 000 seed samples detrimental for adapting our agriculture to present and future challenges. Now, we’re updating the platform hosting the information about all...

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