HEKTAŞ Focuses on Seed Breeding

 

OYAK Agricultural Livestock Group company HEKTAŞ continues its strategic moves in line with its long-term growth goals. HEKTAŞ, which carries out R&D studies within the scope of domestic seed production, purchased the right to produce and sell the Pehlivan07 hybrid silage corn variety from the General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (TAGEM). With this variety with high yield compared to its competitors, HEKTAŞ will also have a say in the silage corn seed market.

OYAK Agricultural Livestock Group company HEKTAŞ, one of the leading brands of turkey’s plant protection sector, continues its work in the field of domestic seed production. Explaining that TAGEM has purchased the right to produce and sell the Pehlivan07 hybrid silage corn variety for 6 years, HEKTAŞ also announced that it has the right to extend the contract at the end of the period.

Developed in collaboration with TAGEM, Western Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute Directorate (BATEM) and Egypt Research Institute, Pehlivan07 was registered in 2019 after performing well compared to its competitors as a result of trials conducted in 11 locations in two years by the Central Directorate of Seed Registration and Certification. The sale of the Pehlivan07 hybrid silage corn variety is scheduled to begin at the end of the year.  

HEKTAŞ increases export power by acquiring Sunset

In addition to its activities in the domestic market, HEKTAŞ, which has taken steps towards becoming a worldwide agricultural company, has acquired Sunset Kimya Agricultural Products, one of the leading players in the market in the field of plant protection.

Sunset Kimya Agricultural Products, which provides important solutions in the field of agriculture in the domestic market with 97 licensed plant protection products in its portfolio; There are 148 licensed plant protection products abroad. The acquisition will make an important contribution towards hektaş increasing its market share both domestically and in export markets.

Levent Ortakçıer, Oyak Agricultural Livestock Group President and General Manager of HEKTAŞ: “We are focused on increasing our export power abroad and seed breeding in the domestic market”

Oyak Agricultural Livestock Group President and HEKTAŞ General Manager Levent Ortakçıer pointed out that they have made investments to become a strong player in the global arena by following innovations in agricultural production and food both in our country and in the world. Ortakçıer stated that with the acquisition of Sunset Kimya Agricultural Products, which is an important player in the market with its needs-oriented products, they will enter new markets, especially in the Middle East and Caucasus.

Ortakçıer said that they have made many innovations in agriculture and livestock with their investments in the last three years. Together with our newly established breeding team, we are continuing our breeding efforts related to tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, wheat, corn and cotton seeds at full speed. In this context, we also carry out joint projects with TAGEM affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and with universities and research institutes. Seed breeding studies are studies that span the long term, in which we can get their return in 5-10 years. We believe that we will start to launch our new seeds, which are registered as HEKTAŞ, one by one as of next year.”