Investments might be slow, but atmosphere's high in Turkish horticulture

The second day of the GrowTech Eurasia is in full swing and the exhibition is very crowded today. Even though the Turkish market has been a bit slow this year due to the Lira exchange rates and insecurities in the market, growers still make fair prices - only investments have slowed down.

For suppliers the markets of relevance at the moment are the Middle-East and Central Asia. Especially in the former Soviet states, investors find their way to the horticultural industry. Project size is scaling up there rapidly - with quotes being asked and greenhouses being realised of 10, 15 and 20 hectare.

Hasan Yildirim (left) is area manager Middle East & Asia for Biobest. The company produces in Turkey and exports their biological crop protection products to other markets as well. 

Turan Soylu & Ziya Yildiz with Yuksel, one of the main Turkish breeders for both the national and international market

Robert Keizer, Ron Plaisier & Ahmet Kurklu with KUBO have faith in the Turkish market since the country has an agricultural background, high quality growers and good opportunities. 

Chris van der Wel & Ron van der Knaap. Antalya Substrat is the Turkish subsidiary of Van der Knaap. 

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Currently we’re trying to cover as much of the exhibition as possible. We’ll update you tomorrow and of course have a recap ready on Monday.


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