Triticale, an alternative to wheat in Sivas (a Central Anatolian province of Turkey) made its producer happy despite the drought.
Despite the drought across the country and the agricultural frost in Sivas in May, around 3 thousand tonnes of crops are expected in triticale.
In Sivas, where half of Turkey’s triticale seed needs are met, the harvest continues in the “huge” fields of state-owned Ulaş Agricultural Enterprise.
IT IS GROWED AS AN ALTERNATIVE CROP TO CLOSE THE FORAGE DEFICIENCY…
Approximately 3 thousand tonnes of yield is expected from the harvest of triticale, which is obtained from a hybrid of wheat and rye in Sivas and grown as an alternative product to close the roughage deficit.
PLANTED ON 12,350 DECARES IN SİVAS…
This year, triticale was planted on an area of 12,350 decares in Ulaş Agricultural Enterprise affiliated to the General Directorate of Agricultural Enterprises (TİGEM).
Harvesting of triticale, which has a high yield potential in field conditions where wheat and barley do not grow productively and of high quality, is mostly preferred in animal nutrition and whose feed quality is equal to corn, wheat and barley continues.
HARVESTED AT THE SAME TIME WITH 5 COMBINE HARVESTERS…
Harvesting with 5 combines at the same time in “huge” fields is expected to be completed in August.
“WE HAVE THREE KINDS OF SEEDS”
Ulaş TİGEM Manager Hasan Keskin said, “We have three types of seeds in 12,350 decares. These are Karma-2000, Tatlıcak-97 and Ümranhanım seeds.”
225 KG OF CROP IS GAINED IN A TURN…
Pointing out that an average yield of 225 kilograms per decare is achieved, Keskin explained, “This is very good for the region. As TİGEM, it is an honour and pride to produce 50 percent of Turkey’s triticale seeds despite the pandemic and drought. We are fully focused on production with our workers and officers.”
Keskin also noted that the triticale seed used as a fodder is very useful and said, “There are aspirants from every region of Turkey because every region that makes livestock needs triticale seed. It is a more productive plant than barley and wheat, it is very resistant to drought. It is also very high in protein content. This is a crop with very good energy.”
Indicating that they are hopeful for the harvest, Keskin added that they expect around 3 thousand tonnes of crop.