Lavender has started to be harvested which has become widespread rapidly in Denizli in recent years…
Lavender that used to be only 3-4 decares in 2015 and now exceeds 1000 decares, contributes to the economy both in terms of production and tourism.
Lavender which is growing in a thousand decare area with increasing production demand in the province, is expected to rise up to 50 thousand decares in the coming years.
“Lavender Field Day” was organized by Denizli Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry for the promotion of the 50-decare lavender demonstration parcel established in 2016 in Acıpayam district within the scope of Dissemination of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants to farmers and the sector.
Denizli Governor Hasan Karahan, Agriculture and Forestry Provincial Director Yilmaz Erkaya, Acıpayam District Governor Ali Şanlıer, Provincial Directorate officials and producers participated in the field day, the first lavender was cut by Governor Karahan.
“4-12 LITRE ESSENTIAL OIL IS OBTAINED”
Lavender gardens, which started in 3-4 decares in 2015, climbed over a thousand decares with the works of Denizli Governorship and Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry. 4-12 liters of essential oil is obtained from the decare of lavender which is among the most commercially made essential oils in the world and gives product for 15 years after planting. Lavender which is used in perfume, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, is also in demand with its effect against insomnia, pain and rheumatism.
“THERE IS A SERIOUS POTENTIAL IN THE PROVINCE”
“There is a serious potential in terms of medicinal and aromatic plants in Denizli,” Governor Hasan Karahan, stating that lavender gardens contribute to the economy in terms of both products and tourism, “We are trying a new type of product in our province and in our region. The lavender gardens which have the potential to be 50 thousand decares. A versatile beauty, both the products obtained industry and also have a significant contribution to tourism with visual beauty” he said.
“WE WILL MAKE DENIZLI ALSO IN THE LAVENDER”
Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry Yılmaz Erkaya noted that lavender fields in Denizli are over a thousand decares and that in the beginning of 2015, lavender cultivated areas in the city were 3-4 decares and that they reached this level with a high speed acceleration in a very short time. Expressing that there is a strong demand for lavender production in the province, Erkaya said that they have identified the areas where lavender can be planted and that they support the producers in every sense.”