Prof. 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
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
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
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
As is known garlic is whitish and having a smell. People known that garlic is useful for their but they avoid it because it has a bad smell. A firm in Kastamonu which is a province in Turkey is applying some operations to garlic then garlic are made black and its smell has missed.
Although the normal garlic price is 4 or 12 Turkish Liras (1 lira=3.53 USD), the black and unscented garlic price is 150 liras. Continue reading
In an interview the head of Turkey Seed Growers Association Mr. Kamil YILMAZ said that “One of the important problems in seed sector is informal sales. The meaning of sales is uncontrolled sales about disease, name accuracy, germination power, germination rate, purity, yield ratio, etc. These seeds don’t have certificate and guaranty. So if you are using these seeds, you will be under risk. You can get low yield from unit area because germination rate, yield rate, disease rate etc of the uncontrolled seeds are unknown. If farmers use the seeds, they will lose both themselves and our country. Although the seeds are cheap they are expensive actually. Indeed the seeds are yield not certified seeds. Thus you can’t search your rights.” Continue reading
In this year (2017) yield of wheat is high in Turkey. Because of the high harvest wheat prices are falling. So Minister of Agriculture and Livestock announced that the base price of bread wheat. It is 940 liras per ton (approximately 262.5 USD). This wheat has 12.5 proteins. He said that of course this is base price. Normally wheat prices wheat prices will be higher than the base price. Base price was 910 liras in 2016. Farmers said that this price is lower than their expectations. Continue reading
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