Planting area expanded in Sivas, the seed centre of triticale…
The cultivation area of triticale seed, which is obtained from a hybrid of wheat and rye and grown as an alternative crop to fill the roughage deficit in Sivas province, has been expanded.
Sivas Ulaş Agricultural Enterprise, affiliated to the General Directorate of Agricultural Enterprises (TİGEM), has increased its cultivation area due to the interest in triticale seed, which has high yield potential in land 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.
Hasan Keskin, Director of Ulaş Agricultural Enterprise, said that they planted triticale seeds on 17 thousand decares this year, which they planted on 12 thousand decares of land last year and harvested 2 thousand 400 tonnes of yield.
Emphasizing that the demand for triticale, which is known as an alternative crop in roughage, is soaring every year, Keskin said, “This year, we planted triticale seeds in 5 thousand decares of land in our enterprise compared to last year.”
“It is a complete animal feed”
Pointing out that Sivas region is the centre for triticale seed supply, Keskin added, “50 percent of the seeds of those who plant triticale in Turkiye are supplied by our enterprise (Ulaş Tarım İşletmeleri). Everyone who has an animal from İzmir to Edirne should plant triticale. Our conscious farmers are already planting it. Triticale is high in protein. It is high in length compared to barley and wheat.”
“It is a complete animal feed as we also need stem and straw. The reason why we expanded the seed production area is because of the excessive demand. This year, when the demand was high, we planted 17 thousand decares of land,” he concluded…