Soil Management

ŞEMSİ BAYRAKTAR: SOIL MEANS ‘HOMELAND’ FOR ALL OF US

Şemsi Bayraktar, Chairman of the Union of Turkish Agricultural Chambers, (TZOB), released a written statement and said, “Land (Soil) means ‘homeland’ for all of us in a sacred sense. Land, which is the first source of development, means a source of income, fertility and life in addition to its sacred …

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KONYA’S FARMER WARNS; AGRICULTURAL MOBILIZATION SHOULD BE STARTED!

Warning from Konya producers: Agricultural mobilization should be started Due to the lack of precipitation in the Konya Plain, the province known as Turkey’s granary, drought is showing its effect. Noting that no one has the right to waste even a drop of water, Meram District Chamber of Agriculture President …

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HYDROPONIC STRAWBERRY FARMING INCREASES IN WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN REGION…

Strawberry export of approximately 171 thousand dollars in 2.5 months from the Western Mediterranean Region… According to the data of the Western Mediterranean Exporters’ Association, last year, 2 million 120 thousand 202 dollars of strawberries were exported from the region where Antalya, Isparta and Burdur are located. This year, there …

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APRIL PRECIPITATION RATE DOWN BY 50 PERCENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

Turkey is heading toward farming season under a severe threat of drought, a water report has revealed, noting a 50 percent decrease in the rate of precipitation across the country in April. “There was 90 percent decline in rainfalls in the Southeastern Anatolia region and some 76 percent decline in Eastern Anatolia in April,” said a …

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ALL PLANTS SEEDS OF TURKEY’S FLORA PROTECTED IN 32 GENE BANKS…

The Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Ministry has been storing the seeds of all kinds of plants grown across the country in some 32 gene banks in a bid to conserve the rich flora of Turkey from going extinct, the head of the project said on April 30. “We store every plants’ seeds in these …

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FOOD INSECURITY AND WATER SHORTAGE TURKEY’S TOP CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS!

A bleak future mired in water shortage and a food security crisis awaits Turkey if we cannot mitigate the effects of climate change, an Istanbul-based climate scientist has warned. “Drought is the most pressing issue we need to deal with … As a country, the most important problem (we have) in the …

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STRAWBERRY PRODUCERS TURN TO SOILLESS AGRICULTURE IN WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN REGION…

Year-round Fresh Strawberry Exports from the Western Mediterranean with Soilless Agriculture… Sales of strawberries abroad from the Western Mediterranean region reached 171 thousand 900 dollars with an rise of 186 percent compared to the same period of the previous year on January 1-March 17. Antalya Agriculture and Forestry Provincial Director …

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DROUGHT AGGRAVATES SINKHOLE TROUBLE FOR TURKEY’S GRAIN SILO!

Sinkholes are a natural phenomenon but few things about them are “natural” in the broad sense of the word. Indeed, they are mostly the fault of humankind. Droughts brought on by climate change – which is linked to humankind’s actions – force people to resort to the aggressive draining of …

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SHARP INCREASE IN DESTRUCTION OF VIRGIN FOREST IN 2020!

An area of pristine rainforest the size of the Netherlands was burned or hacked down last year, as the destruction of the planet’s tropical forests accelerated despite a global economic slowdown, according to research on March 31. The worst losses were in Brazil, three times higher than the next highest …

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“200 DAYS OF HEAT WAVES WILL BE COMMON IN EASTERN TURKEY!”

Climate change and the associated drought risk pose a greater challenge to Turkey in the future, although it is not ringing alarm bells right now. Agriculture and Forestry Deputy Minister Akif Özkaldı told a parliamentary committee that the projections were grim for the country for the next century. “Without precautions, 200 days …

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