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Canola cultivation area in Turkey is growing rapidly

Selcuk Borovali, President of the Biodiesel Industry Association, stated that the cultivation areas of canola, which is among the raw materials of biodiesel, have increased rapidly.

The President of the Biodiesel Industry Association, Selcuk Borovali, stated to the AA reporter that the contracted agriculture model and the support provided in canola, which offers important advantages to the producers, continues to reflect on the fields.

Borovali said that the canola has a special position within the scope of the studies carried out with the aim of ensuring the development of oilseed plants suitable for the agricultural pattern of Anatolia and reducing foreign dependency in agriculture. This product, which has become the choice of the farmer, has reached 350 thousand decares this year.

“While there was an increase of approximately 100% in the Central Anatolia Region compared to the previous year, there was also an increase of 20% in South Marmara and Thrace,” Borovali added saying:

“Despite the dry period in our country this year, we have started to get more positive results in canola cultivation regions compared to last year. Canola, which can be produced in winter, can yield better results with less irrigation and less cost than summer products. During the harvest period, it finds its buyers without any market problems. We continue to support the cultivation of the canola, which is an alternation plant and provides regular income to its cultivators in new regions.”

Stating that the canola met the soil in the Aegean for the first time this year in Soke Plain and Bodrum Mumcular, Borovali made the following evaluations:

“Our agricultural projects team continues their research in every region of Turkey. We continue to cooperate with the institutes affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for new regions and new oilseed plant species. It is aimed to create a national stock of 30 tons of cephalaria syriaca, whose seed trial sowing continues in 2021, and to plant it in an area of 15 thousand decares. It is expected to take its place in the agriculture pattern in a short time with the project that will be brought back in Anatolia.”

Source: AA / Translated by Bazaar Times Team

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