ODU Continues its Scientific Studies on Hazelnut
Thanks to the Project of ‘Improving the Quality of Rehabilitation and Nutrition of Hazelnut Plantations’ coordinated by the University, our university continues to serve the region in the area of hazelnut.
Supported by DOKAP Regional Development Administration; many producer gardens in Trabzon, Giresun, Ordu and Samsun and a hazelnut garden facility and rehabilitation facility in 10 decares area of our university are carried out. The faculty of the Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture Prof. Dr. Ali Islam is working in the project with Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture University, Prof. Dr. Tahsin Tonkaz. In addition, the project involving the academic staff of Giresun University, Ondokuz Mayis University is carried out with the Hazelnut Research Institute, Agriculture and Forestry Directorates and Fiskobirlik stakeholders.
In the project where the aged gardens in the mentioned provinces are re-established, an agreement will be signed with 21 producers and the renewal of 105 decares and new planting systems are planned. Pruning, fertilization, irrigation, disease and pests and weed control practices are integrated in the project where rehabilitation practices are carried out in the existing gardens. However, in order to increase the quality of the fruit and fruit and fruit to stay on the branch and to improve the quality of aging plants in the rejuvenation pruning is encouraged to create new shoots.
Ordu University, the symbol of the region, which has become the symbol of the country, kept on the agenda of the country and its production from all stages of the investigation, all aspects of discussion, said that one of the basic duties of our university Rector Prof. Dr. Tarık Yarılgaç said, ‘‘It is of great importance to reveal the new ideas to increase the yield and quality and to support the works to be carried out by showing the necessary care to the hazelnut which is of great importance for our country. Many academic studies are carried out in order to increase the productivity of agricultural products in our university, which provides the necessary support to the researchers with the help of research and thesis projects for the development of hazelnut cultivation and the solution of the current problems. However, this study, supported by DOKAP and carried out within the University, is a noteworthy scientific study which is closely related to hazelnut producers and their stakeholders who are interested in the hazelnut product, which is the most important agricultural product of Black Sea Region. The hazelnut that is an important agricultural resource of our region will guide the producers to make quality production. I specially thank Prof. Dr Ali İslam and Prof. Dr. Tahsin Tonkaz executing the Project ’Improving the Quality of Rehabilitation and Nutrition of Hazelnut Plantations’ and all stakeholders success in their work.