Chronica Horticulturae - special issue IHC2018 - horticulture in Turkey

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Chronica Horticulturae - special issue IHC2018 - horticulture in Turkey

On the occasion of the XXX International Horticultural Congress IHC2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, the ISHS, in cooperation with the Turkish Society for Horticultural Science, has compiled a 96 page special issue of the ISHS membership magazine Chronica Horticulturae, featuring articles on Turkish horticulture and horticultural science previously published in Chronica Horticulturae.

According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reports, Turkey is the seventh largest agricultural producer worldwide and a top producer and exporter of a number of crops, such as hazelnuts, chestnuts, apricots, cherries, figs, olives, tobacco, and tea.

Agriculture is still an important part of the culture and tradition of Turkey, and horticulture is the livelihood for many rural families.

Twenty-three percent of the population live in rural areas and agriculture represents 8% of Turkey's GDP.

Turkey is uniquely located at the convergence of two principal centres of gene origins: the Mediterranean and the Middle East gene centres. These two gene centres overlap in Anatolia, the meeting point of the European and Asian continents. For example, Turkey is the centre of origin of many cereals and of many fruits and vegetables. Anatolia is also the cradle of the world's agriculture. Genetic material has evolved and accumulated for thousands of years. Turkey ranks ninth in terms of richness in biodiversity. Over 33% of its flora is classified as endemic and approximately 75% of all wild plant species of Europe can be found in the Turkish flora.

Use the links below to download the special issue featuring the following articles:

  • Istanbul awaits you for IHC2018
  • Turkish Society for Horticultural Science (TSHS)
  • An overview of horticulture in Turkey
  • Protected cultivation in Turkey
  • Turkish soft fruit production
  • New geophytes from Turkey
  • Viticulture in Turkey
  • Apricot culture and breeding studies in Turkey
  • Hazelnut culture in Turkey History and current status of grafted vegetables in Turkey
  • Banana: a very profitable tropical crop for Turkey
  • Processing tomato production in Turkey
  • Soilless cultivation in Turkey
  • The Turkish citrus industry
  • Cold storage facilities in Turkey
  • Olive and olive oil industry in Turkey
  • A national value: Turkish figs
  • An overview on fruit breeding in Turkey

For convenience the 96 page magazine has been split into 3 parts with a file size of approximately 12Mb each.
This special issue of Chronica is available for download at no cost. To support the ISHS apply for ISHS membership or sign in to renew and keep your membership current here


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