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In Turkey colza has been produced in 3.300 ha. nowadays. There are 26 registered colza colzaseed. All of the seeds we use are foreign origin. In 2011 first Turkish colza seed “Süzer” has been registered but it is far from meet home demands.Table: Colza Production in Turkey (thousand tons)

Years 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Kolza Seed 2 7 5 2 28 82 112 110 88 100

Generally winter colza sowing prefer to summer sowing because winter sowing is more yields in Turkey.

Turkey has 9 million ha. cool-season cereals. If colza produce its 20%, you can meet all of the raw oil necessity. So colza production has been increased immediately. For this new colza varities proper for Turkey should breed and adapt. Then use of these new varieties should encourage.

In the preparation of this article has been benefited from Turktob Magazine number 7.

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