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OSMAN AKAR: WE EXPECT A SIGNIFICANT RISE IN GRAIN YIELD AROUND ERZURUM REGION

Grains such as wheat, barley and oats in Turkiye’s eastern Anatolian province of Erzurum surged by one hundred percent compared to the previous year.

It is expected that around 300 thousand tonnes of wheat will be harvested in Erzurum. Erzurum Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry Osman Akar stated that they expected a significant rise in the grain area this year.

“There will be a hundred percent hike compared to last year,” he said.

Akar explained, “There is approximately 1 million 500 thousand decares of grain planted area in Erzurum, including wheat, 370 thousand decares of barley and 60 thousand decares of rye in approximately 1 million decares of land. While farmers were saddened by the low production due to drought last year, a hundred percent increase is expected in the grain area this year due to good climatic conditions. In Erzurum region, where 110 thousand tonnes of wheat was harvested last year, approximately 300 thousand tonnes of wheat is alosoexpected this year.”

Osman Akar

“Apart from this, as the agriculture directorate, which makes a significant amount of seed donations, 75 percent of which is as a grant, also supported our farmers by distributing 2,200 tonnes of seeds in 3 years within the scope of the project of using agricultural lands in Erzurum,” Akar added.

“On the other hand, the decare of the lands cultivated with alfalfa for feed exceeds 1 million, apart from the grain fields. On the other hand, in the field of roughage, we expect that efficient crops will be obtained in Erzurum this year and the need for roughage will be fully met,” Akar concluded…

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