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Rainfall gives hope for grain production in Konya Plain…

While the low rainfall expected this year in Konya Plain, Türkiye’s granary, paved the way to yield loss in cereals, the rainfall received from time to time increased the hopes in the plain. Experts draw attention to the frequent control of the products in the field and the correct spraying during the spike period, which is known as stalking.

In the 2023 cereal season in Konya Plain, the granary of grain, the yield was recorded as over 2 million tonnes with the hike in yield and quality of cereal products with the rains in April. While the low rainfall expected this season caused to yield loss in cereals, with the rainfall received from time to time, the yield expectation surged in the products in the barren areas.

“We do not seem to have a problem with grain in Konya”

Chamber of Agricultural Engineers (ZMO) Konya Branch Chairperson Burak Kırkgöz said, “We can say that the grain fields in Konya region have started to slowly grow stalks. Our farmers have started to use herbicides. Gradually, disease controls have also started. Of course, unfortunately, we did not receive the rainfall we expected this year, but the rain that fell from time to time was sufficient for the grain fields. At the moment, we do not have a problem with cereals in Konya region.”

Burak Kırkgöz

“Hopefully, if the rainfall in April continues in a balanced manner, we think that we will not have any loss in yield in the harvest season. Of course, precipitation is very important in these periods. If there is no precipitation, there may be some yield decreases due to the early emergence of the plants,” he added…

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