Seed barter network

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In 2002, some volunteers have founded “Buğday(wheat) association for supporting ecological living” in Turkey. This association has addressed importance of native seeds for the continuity of agricultural biodiversity conservation, rural life and eco-friendly in order to ensure the continuity of traditional life.

In 2006, the sale of unregistered native seeds have been banned by seed law. Then Continue reading

Turkey’s third seed gene bank is coming

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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

Turkey&Russia agricultural crisis and seed sector

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As is known Turkey shot a Russian fighter plane in 2015. In the sequel Russia imposed some economic sanctions on Turkey. Agriculture is the sector most affected by the crisis. After a year from the crisis Russia lifted the embargo on some agricultural products. But Russia didn’t purchase tomato which is the most important product of agricultural export. On the other hand, Turkey, one of the largest wheat import market in Russia, placed an embargo on the wheat because of diseased products. Continue reading

Turkish seed growers request to include R&D activities in the agricultural credit

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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

Marketing and controlling of certified seeds in Turkey

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According to agricultural products Turkey ranks first in Europe also it ranks seventh in the world. Agricultural sector especially seed sector is in development and growth. In this content domestic and outland of seed marketing have grown. But until 2006 the sale of seeds were done in the open so seeds couldn’t control. Some of dealers sold Continue reading

Firms export bulbs of natural flowers need to qualification

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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

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"En yaşlı zeytin ağacı Hz. İsa ile yaşıt olabilir"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

World’s third largest seed gene bank

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The number of preserved plant species in seed gene banks which are established for protect to genetic sources of Turkish transfer of biological diversity to the next generation in Ankara and Izmir provinces reach 110 thousands. These banks work for Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock. Big one of them is in the Field Crops Central Research Institute in Ankara and the small one is in the Aegean Agricultural Research Institute in Izmir.

The first gene bank was found in Izmir province in 1974. Due to the fact that its capacity was inadequate, in 2010 the new gene bank founded in Ankara capital city of Turkey. The new gene bank takes the third place in the world after Continue reading

The importance and place of the winter vegetable species for agricultural productions in Turkey

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Turkey ranks sixteenth in the world with 720,257 tons cabbage productions. White head cabbage productions’ ratio is 1.74% in total vegetable productions. Although red head cabbage is an increase in production in recent years, its share of the total vegetable production is approximately 0.6% percent. Samsun province ranks first in terms of productions of white and red cabbage in Turkey. Other important producer provinces have given below table:1 both white and red cabbage (Table:1). Continue reading