Soil Management

What is heatflation? How does it affect the food industry?

Everyone is familiar with the word inflation. Shrinkflation (companies reducing the quantity of certain products) is also a term we have heard frequently recently. But have you heard of Heatflation? What is heat inflation? Climate change and the resulting hot weather and extreme climatic events directly affect agricultural activities. As …

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Burak Kırkgöz: Drought in Konya Plain causes ‘stress’, yield expectations fall

While a low rainy season continues in Konya Plain, the granary of grain across Türkiye, plants are stressed especially in barren areas. Stating that intermittent rainfall during the spike period, known as the spawning period, was insufficient, experts stated that there would be a decrease in yield in barren areas. …

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Alfa Seed developes a drought-resistant wheat…

Alfa (Tohum) Seed, which carries out breeding activities, especially in grainss, has produced a drought-resistant wheat variety. This wheat, which was developed and shows high yield capability in arid conditions, was named ‘Trend’. Alfa Seed R&D Breeding Department Manager Resul Engin announced that the white grain bread wheat variety developed …

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Şemsi Bayraktar: Our farmers are suffering losses because of the decrease in greenhouse products

Press release… Şemsi Bayraktar, Head of the Union of Turkish Agricultural Chambers (TZOB), evaluated the greenhouse production in Türkiye, the price decreases in greenhouse products and the expectations of farmers from the municipalities with a press statement. Şemsi Bayraktar Stating that greenhouse production has become an important sector in the …

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Rainfall gives hope for grain production in Konya Plain…

While the low rainfall expected this year in Konya Plain, Türkiye’s granary, paved the way to yield loss in cereals, the rainfall received from time to time increased the hopes in the plain. Experts draw attention to the frequent control of the products in the field and the correct spraying …

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Sabri İpek: Irrigation problem in agriculture must be solved urgently!

İpek pointed out that if no measures are taken, the loss and leakage rate in irrigation could increase to 52 per cent... Agricultural Production Consultant of Ekin Agro Tarım Ürünleri A.Ş. (Ekin Agro Products Inc.) and Agricultural Engineer Sabri İpek stated that in a period when the climate crisis and …

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“Mega drought” warning for Australia: Could last more than 20 years!

A new study has warned that Australia could face ” mega-droughts” lasting more than 20 years in the future. The latest study paints a worrying picture of future droughts in Australia, with researchers saying they could be far worse than anything experienced in the recent past. Dr. Georgy Falster Mega …

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Melike Koçoğlu: We have an ambitious target in geothermal greenhouse production as Alarko

Melike Koçoğlu, General Manager of Alarko Agriculture Group, stated that they are the largest geothermal greenhouse operator in Türkiye as of now. Melike Koçoğlu “Our goal is to enter the top 10 in the world in 2028.” Alarko Agriculture Group General Manager Melike Koçoğlu said that currently, 70 per cent …

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National Water Board rolls up its sleeves! Water will no longer be wasted…

Water Efficiency Mobilisation continues with the principle of ‘zero loss in water’. A National Water Board was established within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for Türkiye’s water resources, which are expected to decrease by 20-30 per cent by 2100. The Board will take important decisions to prevent water waste. …

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Dr. Yusuf Demir: Insufficient snowfall in Türkiye affects agricultural production

Professor Dr. Yusuf Demir, Head of Ondokuz Mayıs University (OMU) Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural Structures and Irrigation Department, said that in almost three quarters of Türkiye, snowfall was either insufficient or not at all. Dr. Yusuf Demir “This has created a situation that seriously worries us both in terms of …

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