Turkey Still Has A Chance To Maintain Its Soil Fertility

Turkey Still Has A Chance To Maintain Its Soil Fertility
12 September 2019

Every year, 100 million hectares of agricultural land is destroyed due to urbanization, infrastructure works and improper agricultural practices throughout the European continent. Since last year, 162 thousand hectares of land is no longer used for agriculture in Turkey. Experts say that it is not too late to increase the vitality and fertility of the land, which is a national wealth.

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ISTANBUL (TR) - In 2050, the world population of 9 billion, while Turkey's population is expected to reach 100 million. Urbanization steps are taken to meet the needs of the growing population and artificial pesticides, which are used unconsciously to increase the yield of plants, not the soil, decrease the level of vitality in the soil and the loss of agricultural lands every year. 37 million 802 thousand hectares of the agricultural area of ​​about 19.5 million hectares of the total arable area of ​​cultivation while in our country the last 10 years have seen a slight drop of 4% in Turkey. In our country, where the productivity obtained from the cultivated area is constantly decreasing, 162 thousand hectares of agricultural land has been lost in the last 1 year. In the last 50 years, the number of microorganisms in the soil has decreased 4 times, while soil viability and productivity have been decreasing.

The formation of 2 cm fertile soil takes 500 years.

The soil contains 45% microorganism, 25% water, air and organic materials. A spoonful of healthy soil contains between 100 million and 1 billion bacteria, while a 1% increase in microorganisms in the soil can increase the water retention capacity of the soil by 90 thousand liters. The microorganisms in the soil provide minerals, vitamins and water in places where the roots of the plants cannot reach, while the plant, in turn, allows them to live by transmitting nutrients to the microorganisms. However, this balance is disrupted every year due to artificial fertilizers used to increase the yield of plants, not just soil. The time required for the formation of only 2 cm of fertile soil can take up to 500 years. With its rich agricultural land to maintain the vitality of the soil, there are many steps to be taken in Turkey.

“Land: a national wealth that needs to be passed on to future generations.”

In the last 50 years, indicating that the number of microorganisms in the soil that experienced 4-fold reduction Greenz Turkey General Manager Abdullah said, "To protect the soil, the plant also yields the basic condition to make it sustainable. Microbial fertilizers developed to increase the level of viability in the soil and studies in the field of biotechnology is an important development not only for a harvest period but also for sustaining soil and plant yield. Microbial fertilizer used in many countries, especially in Europe and America, reached a market of 3 billion dollars in 2017 worldwide. In 2022, the sector is expected to reach $ 6 billion. We also Bonteri Microbial Fertilizer to maintain the efficiency of our products with the territory of Turkey, the Anatolian territory to move into the future we are trying our forces there since 2016. Turkey's growing need for affordable food products that protect soil health for highly efficient organic fertilizer. We anticipate that the need for increased gradually in the coming period."

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