Nordic Forage Crops Genetic Resource Adaptation Network (NOFOCGRAN)

The network aims to develop knowledge, methods and germaplasm as the basis for future development of cultivars of perennial forage grasses and legumes adapted to the expected changing climates.

In the Nordic countries major parts of the agricultural land is used for forage production. Climate change constitutes a great challenge for perennial plants, and developing improved adapted and high yielding cultivars with good quality and disease resistance is crucial for securing a sustainable agriculture in the Nordic region.

This network gathers experts in plant genetics, plant physiology, crop modelling and plant breeding from three Nordic countries.

Facts about the project
Project manager

Odd Arne Rognli, Universitetet for miljø- og biovitenskap (UMB), Norge

odd-arne.rognli@umb.no

Funding scheme
Thematic programme
Duration
2011-2013