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
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
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
There are belong to 174 family 1.251 genus, more than 12.000 species and varieties of medicinal and aromatic plants in Turkey flora. In addition Turkey is gene center of many plants.
This situation stem from different climate and ecologic conditions, three different plant geographic regions, diversity of topographic, geologic, geomorphologic and soil, distinctness of altitude between 0-5.000 meter, deep canyons, different ecosystems etc. 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
According to Sub-Union of Seed Industrialists and Producers’s (TSÜAB) data percent of Registered vegetable seeds varieties by maintainers in Turkey are as follows. The number of varieties and its percentages have shown in the following table. Continue reading
Turkish Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MoFAL) Mr. Faruk Çelik held a press conference about ‘Develop of National Vegetables Seeds’ in 20/01/2017.
50 percent of needs of vegetables seeds has met by domestic production. This ratio has surpassed 80% in the cereals seeds. Certified seed production reached 1 million tons by the end of 2016. Although Turkey has exported certified seeds to about 70 countries, we import 90 million dollars of vegetables seeds a year. So TİGEM (Directorate General of Agricultural Enterprises) Continue reading
In this writing, we glance at the vegetable seeds in Turkey. There is a tables below about number of registered seed varieties by species in Turkey. This statistical data Continue reading