Category: Plants

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Nordic Project on Access and Benefit Sharing Gathers Experts on Genetic Resources

Through several online seminars, the aim is to reach a Nordic joint view on the matter which corresponds with international agreements.

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NordGen’s red clover collection carries properties important for the development of persistent forage legumes

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...

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Large Increase of Seed Requests from NordGen

The last two years the number of distributed seed samples from NordGen has almost doubled. They will help create a more sustainable agriculture.

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A Pioneer and Beloved Co-Worker has Passed Away

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.

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Virus Cleaning, Evaluation and Characterization Leads to Revival of Old Nordic Potato Varieties

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.

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NordGen Participates in UNEP Webinar about Food Security

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.

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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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