Head of Turkey Seed Growers Association (TSGA- TÜRKTOB) Mr. Kamil YILMAZ shared their target about Turkish seed sector in general assembly of Sub-Union of Seed Industrialists and Producers. He said that “One of important goals of Turkish seed sector and TSGA is firstly increasing of amount of certified seeds from 957 thousand tons to 1.5 million tons then supplying all of the seed necessity of Turkey. Another our important goal is works of research and development (R&D). We need qualified research foundations for the future of Turkish seed sector. That the ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MoFAL) increase support of R&D activities from 300 thousand Turkish Liras (TL) to 3 million TL is very important opportunity for Continue reading
İÇDAŞ A.Ş. is a heavy industry firm in Turkey takes the action to found third seed gene bank in Çanakkale province. The firm authorities said that we want to protect our national seeds until doomsday.
They said “We searched and we take example gene banks such as London and Amsterdam. We have started to found a seed gene bank which is high tech equipment. Anatolia has reach plant genes. We aim to protect these so we take as our duty.” Continue reading
Although Turkey has a research institute about potato, until 01 April 2015 unfortunately it hasn’t a national potato variety. Related research Institute was found in 1938 in Niğde province as apple nursery but it interested in potato produce since 1987. In 1996 its name changed “Potato Research Institute”. Continue reading
The authorities of Turkey Seed Growers Association hold a meeting with the Ziraat Bank which is the biggest agricultural lender bank about needs of the seed sector’s financial problems in 05 April 2017.
In the meeting growers request Continue reading
Regulation of MoFAL (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock-Turkey) about collection from nature, produce and exports has been published.
The regulation has regulated procedures and principles about seed, tuber, rhizome or other components from the nature collection, production, harvesting, storage and exportation for protection of bulbs of natural flowers. According to the regulation Continue reading
The oldest olive tree fruiting still is founded in Kırkağaç which is a district of Manisa province in Turkey. Its age is determined as 1,655 years by Turkish authorities.
Because other oldest trees in Greece and Spain can’t fruit, the tree which is in the Kırkağaç is given the title of the world’s oldest fruiting olive tree. Continue reading
Officials of the Union of Turkish Chambers of Agriculture (TZOB) said that 4.1 million hectares fields have been fallowed in Turkey. We are not rich enough for this. In an important parts of the fallow fields can be cultivated legume by alternation.
We have a production deficit in legumes yet. Turkey has 2.5% share of production of legumes in the world. Although we were growing legume in 20 million hectares in the 1990s, today this figure dropped Continue reading
According to authorities of the Pistachio Research Institute, it is in the Gaziantep province in Turkey (mostly grown pistachio), 2 pistachio varieties were obtained from free pollination American variety of almond seed Texas (primitive form-non-variety) in 1999. Selections conducted between 1999 and 2008.
They said that we used 300 primitive form of variety of Texas almond as seed. We selected them until 2008. Then we transferred them to genetic parcels. We gave name them “Bozkurt” and “Halitbey”. We are inspired Continue reading
A kind of hybrid pepper seed resistant of winter conditions has been started by the Faculty of Agriculture of Ondokuz Mayıs University in Samsun.
As project coordinator Professor Doctor Ahmet Balkaya says There isn’t enough vegetables seeds resistant of winter conditions in greenhouse production in Turkey. This situation cause both yield decreasing and quality reducing in vegetable productions.
Mostly early vegetable varieties using for greenhouse breeding have been imported. So Turkey pays millions of liras for these seeds. Just for earlier pepper seeds Continue reading
According to the Anadolu Agency report dated 03/09/2016 2800 years old seeds have been found.
2800 years old wheat and sesame seeds taken from an excavation in an ancient castle in Turkey’s eastern Van province are to be brought back to life.
Some ancient wheat and sesame seeds were found during the excavations, started in the Çavuştepe Castle in Continue reading