Date: 09.05.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

PRESS RELEASE: Establish a Nordic consortium, expand the research, make use of the Nordic seed collection and continue to develop collaborations between the public and private sector. Those are some of the recommendations given by Nordic universities, plant breeding companies and farmer’s organizations in a new report focusing on what…

Date: 30.04.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Each year, NordGen Forest Arranges a popular conference, attracting foresters from all of the Nordic countries. This year, the conference will be arranged in the south of Iceland, in Hveragerði. The conference is arranged on the 17th-18th of September and will this year focus on early detection and mitigation of invasive…

Date: 17.04.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Lina Siscos Bird Egg

More than 150 years ago, a woman travelled in a covered carriage towards Missouri. A bean variety joined her on the journey. Now, a few days before Easter, we can offer hobby growers this very bean variety through our webshop. The woman in the carriage was Lina Sisco’s grandmother. Lina,…

Date: 09.04.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Today, Anna Palmé at NordGen is giving a presentation at a seminar on Crop Wild Relatives in Helsinki. Crop Wild Relatives are wild-growing plants that are closely linked genetically to the ones we cultivate. They are an important part of the puzzle when it comes to conserving plant genetic traits…

Date: 05.04.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

Together we are stronger. Rarely has that phrase been as relevant as when private companies and public researchers cooperate in the field of pre-breeding. NordGen is acting as the secretariat of the project Public-Private Partnership for Pre-breeding (PPP). Through this project, small Nordic plant breeding companies manage to compete with…

Date: 27.03.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Global Seed Vault
Mr Lerotholi Qhobela is the Senior Programme Officer of the Ex Situ Conservation at SPGRC.

Today, NordGen carried seeds into Svalbard Global Seed Vault deposited by the regional gene bank SPGRC in Zambia. The cooperation between the gene bank of Southern Africa and the Nordic countries has been long and fruitful. We are therefore happy to inform that SPGRC and its national centers all have…