AFSU Medicinal and Aromatic Plants R&D forest bore its first fruit

Blackcurrants planted in the AFSU Medicinal and Aromatic Plants R&D Forest, which was created within the framework of the protocol signed with the Regional Directorate of Forestry, and saplings belonging to the Berry family bore their first fruit.

Our Rector Prof. Dr. Nurullah Okumuş examined the first fruiting plant species in the AFSU Medical and Aromatic Plants R&D Forest created within the framework of the protocol signed with Eskişehir Regional Directorate of Forestry in November 2020. During his visit, Assist. Prof. Dr. Amir Soltanbeigi and Inst. Emre Semiz accompanied Prof. Dr. Okumuş.

Prof. Dr. Okumuş stated that the plant species planted in the AFSU Medical and Aromatic Plants R&D Forest and adapting to our region and bearing fruit would be both used in research and development studies and cultivated in new regions after the conditions such as the right species selection and place allocation, standard agricultural practices, post-harvest processes and supply-demand conditions were determined.

Reminding that the first meeting of Afyonkarahisar Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Evaluation, Development and Organization Commission was successfully held, Prof. Dr. Okumuş stated that they would continue to work on the production and promotion of plants that adapted to our region and other plant species that would provide added value to the region’s farmers.

Prof. Dr. Okumuş also noted that AFSU Medicinal and Aromatic Plants R&D Forest, which contributes to R&D and P&D studies, was also an application field for students studying in the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Department that would accept their first students in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 September 2021