New Types of Cherry Laurel were Registered Officially by Our University

New types of cherry laurel were registered officially as a result of various research studies with the names of ODU and ALIS1.
New types of cherry laurel, ODU and ALIS1 were registered officially following the work which was carried on by Prof. Dr Ali İslam, Head of Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture in order to identify the edible types of the cherry laurel which is widely consumed in the Black Sea Region, by Prof. Dr Ali İslam, Head of Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture.”Diversification and Replication of Cherry Laurel Selection”  Study was launched in 2006 and supported by TÜBİTAK, throughout the study many local varieties were gathered in Ordu, Samsun, Rize, Trabzon, Giresun and Artvin provinces for a period of three years.

Prof. Dr Ali İslam, Head of Department of Horticulture stated, “We made an evaluation of the collected genotypes and selected 32 genotypes and we planted them in the Research and Application Garden of the Faculty of Agriculture for further experiments under controlled conditions. During the last 12 years, we have intensified our studies on this kind and subjected many studies and we succeeded in registering the new types of cherry laurel with the names of ODU and ALIS1.”

Rector Prof. Dr. Tarık Yarılgaç underlined that Ordu University has achieved many firsts with its scientific perspective and research projects and added, “With the scientific awareness and R & D motivation, our university contributes to the scientific literature and contributes to the enrichment of scientific knowledge in the universal framework. In this context, the research in the scope of the TUBITAK project in the Black Sea Region has led to the innovative role of  Ordu University in the discovery of new species of cherry laurel, contributing to the university mission that produces scientific information on a global scale and makes it available in the social field at the point of regional agriculture and agricultural production. I congratulate first the Head of Department of Horticulture Prof. Dr Ali Islam and then all of our researchers who contribute to this success and wish them continuous success."

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