Date: 29.01.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

  Did you know that the jay can be used for planting oak trees? And that one of the greatest threats against the young plants is elk and roe deer? These are a few of the insights after a workshop arranged with funding from the NordGen and SNS forest scholarship. ….

Date: 20.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

As a forester, you work with a long term production cycle. The tree you plant today will probably not be harvested for many decades to come. In this respect, seed quality is of immence importance. OECD (Organisation for EconomiC Co-operation and Development) tells more in this video.     NordGen…

Date: 15.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Do you want to participate in, or arrange a forest workshop? Are you dreaming about a special study visit but never had the opportunity? Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and NordGen now open up for applications to scholarships for young students or professionals working with forest management.   The scholarship seeks…

Date: 13.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

What tricks do you need to know to successfully grow old kinds of Danish cauliflower, cabbage or brussels sprouts? And how does one develop understandable growing manuals? NordGen Senior Scientist Annette Hägnefelt was one of the speakers at a thematic day for plant genetic resources in Denmark.   In August,…

Date: 07.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

To perform germination tests is important. It is needed for controlling that each accession is still of good quality but also to investigate that each sample actually contains the right species and variation. But it is a work both costly and time consuming.   In 2015 NordGen was granted funding…

Date: 06.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Husdjur, Plants

Today, we send our heartiest congratulations to Finland turning 100 years. And although we not at all disparage the history of a century, we would like to present some Finns who are actually even older than their country.   Finnsheep If you take a stroll through the Finnish countryside you…