Mutlu Doğru, Chairman of Adana Farmers’ Association, said that they expect high yield in wheat along with increases of cultivation areas and production this year. He also said that prices in free market will be satisfactory.
Stating that the planting last year, which was 1 million 350 thousand decares, increased by 18 percent this year and reached 1 million 600 thousand decares, Mutlu Doğru noted, “We expect a 27 percent increase in yield compared to the previous year with the effect of precipitation in winter and spring.
Emphasizing that Adana is the first province to harvest wheat and meets the 2.5 per cent of Turkey’s need with 500 thousand tons in production last year, Mutlu Doğru explained, “Our expectation is 750 thousand tons of wheat this year. We estimate that local farmers who got 370 kilos yield in average per decare last year will be happy with an average of 470 kilos this year.”
Indicating that the harvest will intensify right after the Ramazan Feast and the field delivery of the harvested crops in the coastal districts of Adana Karataş and Yumurtalık is sold at 1.650-1.700 TL / Ton cash price, Mutlu Doğru added, “But the market prices that will occur with the increase in supply will be seen more clearly next week. We expect the prices to be formed in the market will be more satisfactory.”
“We predict that the wheat producers of Adana region will assess their wheat in free market without the assistance of TMO (Turkish Grain Board). I wish all our farmers who started wheat harvest with high yields and good benefits. Meanwhile we assume sensitivity to the environment, human health and the stubble burning that harms the soil every year after the wheat harvest,” Mutlu Doğru concluded…