Global climate change means that our crops are increasingly exposed to drought or waterlogging, heat and elevated CO2. It is therefore timely that a the new Resilient Northern Crops Network – NordCrop was recently granted funding by NKJ. PlantLink is proudly member of this new network.
This network aim to identify more robust genotypes in key Nordic field crops. All field crops are under pressure due to climate change, but knowledge of crop response to multiple abiotic stresses is poorly understood and better knowledge is needed to develop more resilient field crops.
The primary objective is to promote and coordinate a knowledge-based experience for crop resilience to the extreme and erratic climate conditions that the Nordic region has experienced the last years, and to facilitate interaction between key research groups and breeders as well as gene banks. The network is coordinated by Aarhus University and the other collaborators are University of Copenhagen, University of Helsinki, Aberystwyth University and PlantLink.
For more information Contact: Carl-Otto Ottosen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 22903105