Date: 04.06.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

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. The closing is due to NordGen upgrading its database system. “During these weeks, we will continue…

Date: 03.06.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

On the 1st of June, the Nordic PPP-collaboration announces a call for new pre-breeding projects. Until the 15th of September, companies and public institutions can send in proposals for pre-breeding projects focusing on environmental and climate resilient crops through utilization of plant genetic resources. Developing a new salad variety, a…

Date: 22.05.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
White cow at a meadow.

Today, on the International Day of Biological Diversity, NordGen publishes a debate article about Nordic native breeds: Nordic native breeds such as the northern Finncattle, the Norwegian kystgeit and the Swedish Orust chicken are important for preserving the biodiversity we are so much dependent on. They can also contribute to…

Date: 30.04.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
A bumble bee is crawling on a purple and pink sweet William

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 is often a very popular event. Already during the first…

Date: 23.04.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest
Almskog med solstrålar

A newly published report presents an overview of the genetic conservation of forest trees in the Nordic countries. The purpose of the report, which is the first of its kind, is to highlight what is being done in the different countries, investigate how the strategies of forest genetic resources can…

Date: 14.04.2020 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest, Husdjur, Plants
Bumble bee sitting on a pea flower with green leaves in the background.

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 hiring a Communications Officer to strengthen the communication towards our…