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“BIOTECHNICAL FIGHT AGAINST MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY GAINS MOMENTUM!”

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Gümüldür tangerine will get rid of Mediterranean fruit fly with traps…

The world-famous İzmir’s Gümüldür tangerine will get rid of the Mediterranean fruit fly with traps. Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association distributed 2,500 Mediterranean fruit fly traps to producers in Menderes, Selçuk and Seferihisar districts, which stand out in İzmir’s tangerine production, through İzmir Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry.

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Gümüldür Market Place, Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association Chairperson Hayrettin Uçak stated that importing countries approach the Mediterranean fruit fly pest with zero tolerance, so they provide all kinds of support to the producers in biotechnical control against the Mediterranean fruit fly.

Sharing the knowledge that 1 million 585 thousand tonnes of tangerines were produced across Turkiye in 2021, Uçak said, “We exported 930 thousand tonnes of this production. While our citrus exports were 934 million dollars, 453 million dollars of this amount was tangerine exports. Of course, we are happy that we have such high-value exports. However, in order for these figures to surge, we need to gain a competitive advantage in the world market. In order to achieve this superiority, we must grow products that meet the demands of importing companies in terms of quality and we must also use residue-free and licensed pesticides.”

“I think that supporting our producers in every field is very important in terms of added value to our export products. As exporters, we always want to stand by our farmers if there is support for them to produce crops with better quality and more efficiency,” Uçak added…

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