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 Murat Yağız said, “If there is no water, there is no life, if there is no water, there is no production, if there is no water, another name for drought, unfortunately, that means famine.”
Yağız also emphasized that agricultural mobilization should be started.
While losses are experienced due to insufficient rainfall in the lands cultivated with grains and legumes in Konya province, agricultural activities continue in the maize fields planted. Meram Chamber of Agriculture President Murat Yağız stated that in Konya, which has a share of 11 percent in Turkey’s maize production, silage maize used in grain maize and roughage is planted.
Indicating that despite the drought in the country, they are planting maize and potatoes in the lands of the Central Anatolia Region, Yağız added, “After the problems in grains and legumes, we continue production so that there is no problem in this crop. We recommend our producers to use water a little more carefully this year, but continue production without interrupting it.”