Yalova Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry distributed entomopathogenic nematodes to growers in the area to apply the biological control method against hrip. Within the scope of the project, nematodes worth 13.000 USD were distributed to 30 producers to be used on 6.8 hectares of land.
Farmers producing cut roses in Yalova received the support of the Yalova Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry to figh called Thrips spp., which causes white spots on the leaves by absorbing the sap of the plants. The project named "Fight Against Thrips spp." is prepared by the Provincial Directorate and contributed by the General Directorate of Food and Control and the Special Provincial Administration. Within the scope of the project, a biological control agent called entomopathogenic nematode was distributed to the producers.
Entomopathogenic nematodes are microscopic creatures that enter and kill harmful insects. These creatures help reduce the harmful insect population without harming the environment and human health. The application of nematodes distributed within the scope of the project was demonstrated to the farmers by the technical teams of the Yalova Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry in a cut rose greenhouse of a farmer in Kadikoy, Yalova.
Yalova Governor Muammer Erol, Yalova Special Provincial Administration Secretary General Umut Yilmaz, and Yalova Agriculture and Forestry Provincial Director Suat Parildar also attended the program. Parildar gave information about the technical details of the project to Governor Muammer Erol. Parildar said, "With this project, our cut rose producers will be able to eliminate the Thrips spp. disease from their products. We aim to prevent product loss caused by pests and to expand biological control. In this way, we will contribute to both the environment and our economy." The results of the project will be evaluated at the end of the year.