Potential of walnut (Juglans regia L.) nursery production and its economic importance in Turkey

H.I. Oğuz, O. Gökdoğan, M.F. Baran, I. Oğuz
In this study, data such as the total amount of nursery stock production in Turkey, walnut rootstock production (seedling rootstock), walnut nursery stock production per variety, number of certified nursery stock producers and distribution per province, number of producers with breeding blocks, walnut nursery stock export-imports and the amount of state funding per year have been statistically analyzed and the results provided. Data have been acquired from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, General Directorate of Plant Production. During the 2014-2016 period, the total certified and non-certified nursery stock production was 105,418,395 saplings. Apple plant production (30%) was followed by walnut plant production (16%) and grape plant production (11%). Looking at the distribution of walnut nursery enterprises per province, Balıkesir province was ranked first, Bursa province was ranked second, while Izmir province was ranked third. According to the General Directorate of Plant Production data, a total of 3,487,710 buds were used in walnut nursery stock production in Turkey during the 2014-2016 period. These consisted of Altınova-1, Bilecik, Şebin, Chandler, Fernette, Ferron, Franquette, Gültekin-1, Kaman 1, Kaplan-86, Maraş 18, Oğuzlar 77, Pedro, Sütyemez 1, Şen-1, Şen-2, Tokat-1, Yalova-1, Yalova-2, Yalova-3, Yalova-4 and Yavuz-1. During the 2005-2016 period, the amount of assistance provided for certified and non-certified walnut nursery stock production was TRY 100,785,483.
Oğuz, H.I., Gökdoğan, O., Baran, M.F. and Oğuz, I. (2019). Potential of walnut (Juglans regia L.) nursery production and its economic importance in Turkey. Acta Hortic. 1258, 149-154
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1258.21
walnut, walnut nursery, quantity of nursery production, export, import

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