Turkey: Paddy cultivation has started in the Province of Çankırı

Published May 19, 2024

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Paddy cultivation has begun in the Ilgaz district of Çankırı, Turkey, irrigated by snow water from Ilgaz Mountain, a crucial rice production region. Farmers are growing Sarıkılçık rice, claiming it to be Turkey's best quality, as they plan to harvest in September and October. The district is famous for yellowbone rice, which has a lower sugar content and is believed to be unaltered. Hüseyin Çelik, a local farmer, is working towards global promotion of Ilgaz district's yellow rice, with plans to establish a rice factory in the area.
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Paddy cultivation has started in the fields fed by the snow waters of Ilgaz Mountain in the Ilgaz district of Çankırı, one of the important paddy production centers of Turkey. Farmers, sweating in water up to their knees, work hard to produce sarikılçık rice, which they claim is the best quality rice in Turkey. In Çankırı, where an average of 30 thousand tons of rice is produced annually and is among the important rice production centers of Turkey, farmers' rice harvest has started. As the weather got warmer, rice producers in Ilgaz district applied snow water from Ilgaz Mountain to the fields they divided into sections. The fields in the villages around the Devrez Stream began to be planted with "sarıkılçık" paddy after water was given. Farmers are knee-deep in water and sweating to grow Turkey's best rice. Farmers, who start working from the early hours of the morning, scatter the seeds on the paddy fields with their hands. The harvest of the rice, whose cultivation will be ...
Source: Kamu3
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