The Greenhouse Excellence Center in Sakarya, Türkiye, will serve as a center for R&D on top of providing year-round agricultural production.
The Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality has established the geothermal heated Greenhouse Excellence Center on an area of 25 decares, targeting 1250 tons of tomato production. In addition to food production, R&D studies will be carried out by providing training and consultancy services at the Greenhouse Excellence Center.
Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem Yüce said: “Our city is a paradise for agricultural production as well as its natural beauties. In order to bring a new vision to Sakarya, which has such fertile lands, we, as the Metropolitan Municipality, adopt a municipal approach based on agricultural production. We are happy to implement a new project with our production-oriented approach.”
“In order to make the most effective use of our natural resources in our city, we established the Greenhouse Excellence Center with the support of MARKA on an area of 53 thousand square meters, where we can do geothermal-sourced soilless agriculture and started production. The area where we set up our greenhouse was previously in a hilly location. For this reason, we first carried out land reclamation. We transported 125 thousand cubic meters of fill soil, that is, 12 thousand 500 trucks of soil here. We drilled our geothermal borehole at a temperature of 72 degrees at a depth of 250 meters.”
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