Interest in wheat increased during the pandemic
The global increase in wheat prices with the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic and the significant increase in the amount of agricultural support has expanded the cultivation areas of wheat.
In the 2020 production season, wheat cultivation area is expected to increase from 68.5 million decares to 75 million decares.
The food safety concern that emerged worldwide due to import and export restrictions during the epidemic period made wheat the most important food item.
The rise in wheat prices in Turkey with the world, the manufacturer's laughing face.
Along with the rising market prices, the increase in the amount of agricultural support for wheat enabled the farmer to prefer wheat for the new season.
The International Grain Council revised its 2020/2021 season wheat forecast as 763 million tons, increasing 1 million tons compared to July.
The Turkey Statistics Institute (TurkStat) In the first forecast of 2020, 7.9 percent compared to the predicted increase in wheat production in 2019 season will reach 20.5 million tons.
- "Very important for food safety"
Selcuk University Faculty of Agriculture Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Süleyman Soylu explained to the AA correspondent that the global market prices are constantly increasing as wheat has become the most important food product in the world.
Drawing attention to the crises that may occur in the world food system, Soylu said, "If the epidemic continues, serious problems may arise in importing wheat. This has brought the cultivation area and production of wheat into the agenda in our country." said.
Pointing out that the rising wheat prices in the country also increased the interest in production, Soylu said:
"There is a significant increase in wheat cultivation. We welcome this positively because our cultivation area, which is 9 million hectares, has fallen below 7 million hectares. We expect it to increase to 7.5 million hectares this year. This is also extremely important for our country's food security. Inshallah. We will ensure our food safety with both rainy expenses and increase in cultivation area for yield in the coming period. "
- "The output should be good for high yields"
Stating that high yield is also very important in addition to the increase in cultivation area, Soylu said, "If we say that there was no rainfall in Konya Plain from the beginning of June to the 20th of October. 20 millimeters of precipitation fell. It was not sufficient due to the dryness of the soil for a long time. Our expectation is that the rains will continue because the seed output should be good for high yield. he spoke.
Expressing that the wheat prices are pleasing for them, the farmer Tahir Sertdemir stated that they planted more wheat this year. Sertdemir continued his words as follows:
"This year, the wheat made us smile. The state gave a floor price higher than we expected, but the free market