Date: 12.11.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

NordGen Forest work in close cooperation with its Forest Regeneration Council. In the council we can find representatives from academia, government authorities and private companies. They all aim at promoting the Nordic cooperation and creating strong, resilient and genetically diverse forests in the Nordic countries. One of the members in NordGen…

Date: 09.11.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault, Plants

Last summer, representatives from two Thai gene banks visited NordGen in Alnarp. Now it’s our turn to visit them. The cooperation between NordGen and Thailand started in 2013. The aim is to, as part of the International cooperation between gene banks, exchange knowledge and experiences. But we are also to…

Date: 22.10.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

An important part of NordGen’s work is the wild relatives – and that’s not the story of some crazy grandpa. Crop wild relatives are important plants, for example when developing new crop varieties. This week, NordGen is in Helsingør to discuss a Nordic project concerning crop wild relatives. We also…

Date: 19.10.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals
Icelandic Cattle

Now the program for NordGen Farm Animal’s workshop in Espoo, Finland is finalised. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of learning more about sustainable breeding in small populations by the best Nordic researchers in this field. The workshop, arranged on the 30th of November, is free of charge and comes…

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…