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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,…

Date: 08.09.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

  The project is also to investigate which new possibilities there are to use forage as human food. The work conducted within EUCLEG will include, among other things, development of searchable databases, evaluation of genetic resourcces in multi-site trials and DNA-markers for genomic selection. The partnership gathered in EUCLEG consists…