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Date: 05.06.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Lise Lykke Steffensen and Dr Kim Yong Ha signing memorandum of understanding.

This week, NordGen welcomed guests from Baekdudaegan National Arboretum in South Korea. The purpose of the visit was to initiate a collaboration and exchanging contacts with the institution which works with conserving diversity among wild plants. A rhododendron garden, swamp plants and a tiger forest. Baekdudaegan National Arboretum in South…

Date: 29.05.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants

During a great award dinner last night, Lise Lykke Steffensen was appointed “Company Leader of the year” by the Danish Project Management Organization Dansk Projektledelse. Lise Lykke Steffensen started working as Executive Director at NordGen in 2016. Since then, she has embarked a journey aiming to modernize and streamline the enormous…

Date: 17.05.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Peter Vermeij and Renske Nijland talking to NordGen staff.

This week, Dutch state officials keen to learn more about NordGen visited Alnarp. They were particularly interested in how our work can be useful in developing the agriculture to adapt to the challenges of the future. This is an issue more urgent now as climate change happens faster than before….

Date: 09.05.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

PRESS RELEASE: Establish a Nordic consortium, expand the research, make use of the Nordic seed collection and continue to develop collaborations between the public and private sector. Those are some of the recommendations given by Nordic universities, plant breeding companies and farmer’s organizations in a new report focusing on what…

Date: 17.04.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Lina Siscos Bird Egg

More than 150 years ago, a woman travelled in a covered carriage towards Missouri. A bean variety joined her on the journey. Now, a few days before Easter, we can offer hobby growers this very bean variety through our webshop. The woman in the carriage was Lina Sisco’s grandmother. Lina,…

Date: 09.04.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Today, Anna Palmé at NordGen is giving a presentation at a seminar on Crop Wild Relatives in Helsinki. Crop Wild Relatives are wild-growing plants that are closely linked genetically to the ones we cultivate. They are an important part of the puzzle when it comes to conserving plant genetic traits…