New products of GÜBRETAŞ will increase fertility
Balanced-compost fertilizer application in liquid form was made underground in a land in Eskişehir city with pioneering mission of GÜBRETAŞ in plant nutrition. In the application, it is expected to enhance fertility and quality not only by increasing the nutrient acquring capacity of plants and decreasing the costs but also by developing special fertilizers according to the land and by supplying a fully nutrition.
GÜBRETAŞ as the pioneer company of the sector, continues to provide added value to Turkey’s agriculture with its newly developed innovative products and activities made in order to expand conscious agriculture. For this purpose, GÜBRETAŞ focuses on innovative projects with its R&D Center has started the most extensive R&D Project of the sector with the support of TAGEM which is subsidiary of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Turkey.
Within this extensive R&D Project which is going to be completed in two years, it is expected to gain fertility and saving for producers and in terms of national economy by decreasing negative effects of aridity in plant production. In the project carried by GÜBRETAŞ, domestic agricultural machines are also developed which are capable of underground implementation of liquid compost fertilizers. By the scope of this project, alongside the fields of TAGEM collobration, GÜBRETAŞ also established a number of test fields in seven different cities in Turkey to observe the practices used by local producers. In the event organized in Eskişehir/Çifteler where was a test field, the results of innovative fertilizing applications carried in order to increase fertility and quality in agricultural production were shared with the local producers.
GÜBRETAŞ Deputy General Manager Metin Özyürek who gave information about the applications made in the field also mentioned in his speech: “Industrial plants such as sugar beet, corn, cotton and sunflower cover a crucial place in Turkish agriculture. Serious fertility losses occur in these plants because of traditional fertilization practices. We should reap superiorly qualified and fertile harvest from these plants by nurturing them well-balanced and effectively in order to contribute income of our farmers and economy of our country.”
Metin Özyürek expressed the works performed by GÜBRETAŞ for fertility increase also added: “We have been developing special fertilizers according to the features of plants and land for 15 years. Moreover recently we have been developing liquid forms of mentioned products which are available to be applied underground. Liquid compost products provide advantage in plant nutrition as “special for the land” and it allows to be produced specifically in the required amount according to the values of every soil type in each land”.
Özyürek who stated that they gained higher amount than Turkey’s average in terms of fertility and quality as a result of applying fertilizers specifically produced according to land and plant features and plant nutrition programs developed by the company also said: “The most critical point for fertility is the accurate amount of fertilizer usage towards the needs and structure of the soil and plant. In 5 different parcel here, producers applied different fertilizers. We all observed the fertility raise in these parcels where liquid compost fertilizers were used”.
Metin Özyürek Deputy General Manager of GÜBRETAŞ, Özkan İnci Manager of Kütahya Regional Union of Turkish Agriculture Credit Cooperatives, Prof. Dr. Sait Gezgin, agricultural stakeholders; cooperative authorities in the regions, many agricultural engineers and plenty of conscious producers participated to the event. After the meeting, the land owner obtained a plaque owing to his contributions to conscious agriculture. Furthermore other participants in the event observed the fertility results in the field.