Soil Management

16 MORE PESTICIDES BANNED FOR HEALTHY FOOD…

Press release… The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has decided to ban 16 pesticides used to prevent disease and pests harming the product. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some of the pesticides considered as one of the most important public and environmental health problems contain “extremely dangerous”, “highly …

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DENİZ ATAÇ: SOIL IS LIFE

The World Day of Combating Desertification and Drought, which is celebrated every year by the United Nations on June 17, focuses on the link between consumption and land this year. In this important day, which draws attention with the theme of sustainable production and consumption, TEMA Foundation (The Turkish Foundation …

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‘ORGANIC SUBSTANCE MOBILIZATION’ CALL FROM NATIONAL GRAIN COUNCIL…

Press release… UHK Calls for Organic Substance Mobilization… National Grain Council (UHK) Board Member and Rector of KTO Karatay University, Professor Bayram Sade said that the lack of organic substance in the soil, which causes low productivity and high cost in agriculture could be resolved with “Organic Substance Mobilization.” Underlining …

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IDLE AGRICULTURAL LANDS BELONGING TO TURKISH TREASURY TO BE OPENED TO FARMERS…

Inert agricultural lands belonging to the Turkish Treasury are opened to the utilisation of farmers… Production will start on an area of ​​14 million square metres. Kayseri has the biggest share of these lands with approximately 4 million square meters. Important steps are being taken in the fight against coronavirus …

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THE USAGE OF PESTICIDES INCREASED BY 57 PERCENT IN TURKEY…

The amount of agricultural pesticide used in Turkey increased to 59 thousand tons since 2009. The southern province of Antalya saw the highest increase. The usage of pesticides increased by 57 percent in the last decade. The total amount of pesticides used in 2017 increased to 54.098 tons compared to …

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THE AMOUNT OF SOIL EROSION TO BE REDUCED TO 130 MILLION TONS…

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Bekir Pakdemirli has made written statement on combating activities of the Ministry regarding desertification and erosion… In Turkey, desertification and erosion control carried out in the years 2011-2018. Within the scope of these works 327 implementation projects achieved. Pakdemirli said: “Such projects comprise of overall …

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