What do young Turkish students think about the farming profession?

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farmingAn international food and beverage company (PepsiCO) has done an research about what do young generation think about farming profession. Do they want to work this area? For this purpose, a total of 800 hundred students, 400 of whom are students trained in agricultural departments and others are children of farmers, were interviewed. According to the research, a vast majority of young, like 65.5 percent, are Continue reading

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Cold-resistant bean seed produced

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fasulyeProf. Dr. Kantar, a faculty member of the Faculty of Agriculture at Akdeniz University, said “We have a variety of fresh and dried beans that can withstand cold temperatures of up to minus 4 degrees. We reached this conclusion with a 3-year study. The bean plant is tolerant to 10 degrees in normal conditions. The production of the plant decreases at temperatures below 10 degrees. Using 829 local bean genotypes used in various regions of Turkey, 3-year laboratory tests, molecular studies and field trials, the result of cold-resistant beans were produced. In laboratory tests, the seeds, which are resistant to minus 3 degrees Celsius, were taken Continue reading

Cotton production increases in Turkey

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pamukTurkish Minister of Customs and Trade Mr. Bülent TÜFENKCİ said that Turkey is in the top five countries about produce of qualified cotton. When we look at it, approximately 80 percent of the world’s cotton production is carried out by 8 countries in which Turkey is located. Also Turkey is the country where the most productive cotton production is made among the countries that produce 100% Continue reading

Turkey is better than Israel about Seed

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Turkish Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Mr. A. Eşref FAKIBABA said that we both produce seed and export to many countries such as Bulgaria, Spain, Russia, USA, Iraq, Iran etc. in his speech to the journalists in an agricultural firm visit in Bursa which is a province in Turkey. Usually there is a wrong thought in our people’s mind ‘We import seeds using vegetable production from Israel’. However Continue reading

Turkish tea wants to take place in Brazil market

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General Directorate of Tea Enterprises (it called in Turkish “Çay-Kur”) is an institution established as a State-Owned Enterprise. Its General Directorate Mr. Sütlüoğlu has made a written explanation. According to the explanation Turkey is the fifth tea producer country in the world and it wants to increase its market share in the world. So its experts both introduce their products to the international firms and try to increase its market share.

General Directorate said that “We added Brazil in our market network. International Continue reading

Report of maize 2016 in Turkey

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According to ZMO’s (The Chamber of Agricultural Engineers) field research, in the 2016 production season, cultivation areas of the maize are 680 thousand hectares, its production are 6.4 million tons and its yield are 9.41 ton/ha in Turkey. In comparison with the year 2015 in yield and in cultivation areas a slight decrease are observed. In 2015 cultivation areas of the maize are Continue reading

Turkey’s hazelnut exportation in 2016-2017

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According to Black Sea Hazelnut Export Association which is in Turkey between in 01 September 2016 and 31 July 2017 about 223 thousands tonof hazelnut kernels exported and from this exportation has been gained about 1.8 billion USD.

Authorities of this association said that data show that comparison to last year there are %5.1 increasing in yield and %17.1 increasing in value. Continue reading