Date: 18.10.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Last week the International Seed Testing Association, ISTA, held one of its committee meetings at NordGen’s premises in Alnarp. The purpose of the organisation is to develop and provide standard methods for seed testing, thereby facilitating trading with seeds. In a wider perspective, ISTA’s work is also contributing to food…

Date: 08.10.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

One variety has been cultivated and inherited by at least three generations. Another is called Janne. Swedes of different kinds have been a crucial part of the Nordic kitchen for centuries. But not anymore. Though, among certain enthusiasts, the love of the swede lives on. Kålrotsakademin tried to spread the…

Date: 25.09.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Husdjur

This September, the members of NordGen’s council for farm animal genetic resources met in Reykjavik to exchange perspectives from the different Nordic countries. The NordGen Council for Farm Animal Genetic Resources gives NordGen advice on different matters concerning our operations. The council meets twice a year, and the Nordic countries…

Date: 24.09.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
Icelandic Cattle

Are you interested in animal genetic resources? Do you want to know more about how breeding of small populations is done in the best possible way? Register for NordGen Farm Animal’s workshop on genomic selection, held in Espoo, Finland, on November 30, 2018! The workshop has the title: What, how and…

Date: 19.09.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Today, the following debate article was published in Sydsvenska Dagbladet.   The article is published at Sydsvenskan. Read it here. The entire text can also be found here. September 19, 2018 NordGen: Our genetic resources are crucial for our future food production.   Today, the Nordic Food- and Agricultural ministers…

Date: 18.09.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

If you see a shadowlike figure lurking about the trees in a seed orchard you are not (necessarily) to worry. The figure might be working with increasing the seed yield. This was one of many interesting pieces of information given at NordGen Forest’s annual conference. With a marvelous view to…