Date: 16.11.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Finger millet is one of six major ICRISAT mandate crops, and a large number of varieties are grown each year for characterization, seed production and in different research projects. From the left LLR, ICRISAT gene bank manager Vania Azevedo, Senior scientist M. Vetriventhan and Scientific officer P. Naresh.

After last week’s Thailand visit, NordGen is this week visiting gene banks in India. Our representatives have been at the national NBPGR in Dehli and the international ICRISAT in Hyderabad. These are centers with advanced capacities within conservation of seeds, in vitro and cryo conservation of genetic material and also…

Date: 14.11.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Husdjur
Icelandic Cattle

On the 29th-30th of November, NordGen Farm Animals Arrange an excursion and workshop on the theme Genomic selection. Don’t miss out on the opportunity come close to the endangered Finncattle and learn more about breeding in small populations.   The excursion on the 29th of November goes to Tampere and…

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…