Date: 02.04.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest
Rad med grantoppar framför en blå himmel.

What can we expect from the future for the forestry and which solutions can tree breeding provide? That was the main questions addressed when NordGen Forest arranged a thematic day, this time as an online meeting due to the COVID-19 outbreak. About 70 people joined the meeting which is a…

Date: 25.03.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

NordGen Forest’s thematic day which was supposed to be arranged in Uppsala on the 1st of April has been converted to an online meeting due to the Corona-situation. Anyone is welcome to join the meeting. The thematic day will be arranged as a Microsoft Teams meeting. All lecturers are still…

Date: 20.03.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Plants
Animated picture of Corona virus and RNA-helix.

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, it’s business as usual. As COVID-19 affects almost the entire…

Date: 01.03.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Röd borstnejlika.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to plan what you will sow in your garden or balcony this year. Would you like to use seeds that can’t be found anywhere else? Could we interest you in making a difference for the Nordic cultivated cultural heritage and help saving the biological…

Date: 25.02.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault
Frölåda från NordGen inuti Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Smith’s brome is a critically endangered grass. Today, NordGen stored seeds from it and other Nordic plants in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The seed deposit is the largest ever, seen to number of participating depositors. It was attended by the Norwegian Prime Minister, the president of Ghana and about…

Date: 18.02.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault
Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Photo: NordGen

This time of year, the first rays of sun are reaching the mountain tops surrounding Longyearbyen, Svalbard. The return of the light coincides with the largest seed deposit ever to Svalbard Global Seed Vault, seen to number of depositors. The deposit, planned for Tuesday the 25th of February, will be…