Date: 11.07.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

It all started with a dark cellar being cleaned out in Carlsberg´s premises. There, in a dusty container, a treasure was found – a nearly 150-year-old beer with yeast cells still alive. NordGen delivered barley from the same year and the beer “Carlsberg 1883” was born. Small seeds, easily broken…

Date: 05.07.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Are you in England? Don’t miss out on NordGen’s Seed Vault Coordinator discussing seeds, the future and the importance of preserving plant genetic resources at two different festivals in England on the 6th and 7th of July. The FutureFest is one of Europe’s largest festivals exploring ways to shape a…

Date: 03.07.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Denmark is perhaps not the largest forest country in the world. But did you know that they are in the forefront when it comes to finding seed sources resistant to Ash dieback disease? Learn more about this and many other interesting topics at the NordGen Forest thematic day, September 6….

Date: 29.06.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

NordGen is a unique gene bank in the respect that we are a regional one. Whereas many gene banks are national, we preserve and facilitate the sustainable use of genetic resources in all of the Nordic countries. Consequently, our activities from time to time is a topic discussed by the…

Date: 25.06.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

This week Nordic ministers responsible for agriculture, fishery, forestry and food meet in beautiful Haparanda, on the Swedish/Finnish border, to discuss how we best cooperate on these issues in the Nordic countries. We at NordGen would like to seize the opportunity and will at this gathering present different benefits we…

Date: 22.06.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

According to Swedish tradition, the one who picks seven kinds of flowers and climbs over seven fences in the bright midsummers night will dream about their future spouse. But let’s update this tradition. Instead of picking the flowers, take a picture of them with your mobile and share it! This…