Category: Plants

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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 employee sitting on a field with cereals harvesting ears with a pair of scissors

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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Screenshot of the new web interface to NBIS

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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Woman in NordGen shirt sitting in front of two computer screens working with the database SESTO.

NordGen’s Database Temporarily Closed for Seed Orders

On Monday the 8th of June, NordGen’s database SESTO closes for scientific seed orders. The database will be available for orders again in the end of June under a new name; Nordic Baltic Genebanks. “During these weeks, we will continue...

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Last chance to order seeds from NordGen’s webshop this year

In just one month, on the last of May, the seed sale at NordGen’s webshop closes for this year. If you haven’t already placed your order there are still many exciting Nordic plants to choose from. NordGen’s annual seed sale...

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Are you our new Finnish speaking Communications Officer?

Do you want to contribute to a sustainable food production? Are environmental issues, biodiversity and agriculture something that makes your heart beat a little faster? Then, the position as Communications Officer at NordGen might be for you. NordGen is now...

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This is NordGen’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

NordGen is following the outbreak of COVID-19 carefully and has taken measures to limit the risk of spreading the infection. Part of our work is now done remotely and external meetings will be replaced with online meetings. Apart from that,...

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