Wheat should be supported!
The snowfall last week made the farmer smile a little, but the danger of drought still continues.
The snowfall last week made the farmer smile a little, but the danger of drought still continues. Bekir Kağnıcıoğlu, President of the Agriculture Chamber of Altınekin, which is one of the regions where the drought has the most impact, said that barley and wheat, which are products that consume less water, should be supported as a permanent solution.
How effective was the snow falling in Konya in the past days in agriculture? How was the yield in wheat production this year? Making evaluations on the subject, Bekir Kağnıcıoğlu, President of Altınekin Chamber of Agriculture, said, “This year, wheat production has decreased. It was in first place last year and now it has fallen to second place. Corn production comes first. The farmer planted corn because he earned more money and earned more income. For this reason, we need to give more support to Wheat and Barley in regions with scarce water and we need to plant products that consume less water ”.
'MARCH AND APRIL RAISES ARE VERY IMPORTANT'
Stating that the hope of Konya agriculture is in the rains in March and April, Kağnıcıoğlu said, “The snow that fell last week was a few centimeters, but it made the soil green. At least it got the crops out of a difficult time. We need to see April and May rains in Konya plain and other plains, which are important for us to talk about the harvest. In April and May, the plants will go into the growing phase and will therefore need more water. If our climate is dry in April and May, there will be big problems. Costs increase, farmers engaged in irrigated farming do not run out of products in their fields. It is very important for him. If there is not enough rainfall in March and April, we will have to get water from underground, which will be costly. During these months, the dams should have had a full occupancy of nearly 100 percent, but it fell to 80 percent. That's why we need land, we need rain, cold and warmth. We need everything in every season, ”he said.
‘IF THE FARMER DOES NOT BREAD FERTILIZER, THERE WILL BE A SECOND DROUGHT’
Kağnıcıoğlu, informing that the farmers will start spring fertilizer planting in February, said: “Especially with urea fertilizer, the fertilizer we call 18 46 dap fertilizer has increased in an aphakia way. This makes our couple nervous. A urea fertilizer, which was 2 thousand 400 lira 15 days ago, has become 3 thousand lira today. Urea fertilizer, which was 1,700-,800 last year, is 3,000 lira as of today, and dap fertilizer, which was 2,000-2,300 lira last year, is 3,500 this year. This is the subject that the farmer is most anxious and complaining about. When the fertilizer season comes, fertilizer prices are rising abruptly by the fertilizer lobbies. Our Ministry should take a hand in this work. Because these are the issues our farmers suffer the most. If the farmer cannot plant manure, a second drought will occur. The couple becomes aggrieved and the crops of the crop they sown are lost and they fall into a difficult situation. The fertilizer of our Ministry should be intervened as soon as possible. "
'ENERGY COSTS MUST BE REDUCED'
Kağnıcıoğlu said, “Products such as Egypt consume a lot of water in the region, but by supporting products that consume less water, we will extend the life of the groundwater a little more. Among the products that consume less water, the profit margin of barley and wheat is higher. Therefore, the Ministry should support this. One of the biggest input costs of our farmers is the energy used in agricultural irrigation. A solution must be found as soon as possible for this energy. He concluded his words by saying that the funds above this should be removed, special consumption tax should be removed and a solution should be found for the permanent irrigated agriculture ”
SÜMEYRA KENESARI / YENİ HABER GAZETESİ