Within the scope of the declaration of
goodwill signed on August 18, 2014 between the General Directorate of
Forestry of the Republic of Turkey and the Governor of Gyeongsangbuk-Do
province of the South Korea Republic, the research projects for growing
Ginseng (Panax ginseng) under appropriate conditions in Turkey was
started by establishing the trial areas in Yaylacik Research Forest and
Istanbul Catalca. For the dissemination of the project, the President of
Turkish-Korea Cultural Communication Association, Mr. Yong Durk PARK,
and one of Korea Ginseng Research Institute expert, Dr. Sung Kyun MOK,
from the project-partner country came to Turkey.
On the first day
of the visit, the group visited the General Director of Forestry,
Ismail UZMEZ, in his office and informed him about the scientific
researches to be carried out in Turkey within the framework of the
collaboration with two countries.
Following the visit to the
General Director, Ginseng Expert, Dr. MOK, provided information on the
historical progress of Korean Ginseng, growing conditions, cultivation
techniques and methods, areas of use, applications and the effects of
use of silicate on Ginseng and other fruits in the meeting, of which
Deputy General Directorate, Dr. Ahmet IPEK, was chair.
second day of the visit, the group went to the Gokcebey Nursery, which
is located within the territory of Zonguldak Regional Directorate, to
examine the suitable areas for growing Ginseng in the nursery
environment. Director of Zonguldak RD, Ahmet Sirri BESEL, and the
personnel welcomed the group in Zonguldak.
The meteorological and
edafical conditions of the nursery were retrorespectively examined from
the documents and the suitability of Gokcebey Nursery for growing
Ginseng was observed by evaluating of the current condition in the
field. Right after that, a lecture on growing Ginseng was given by
Ginseng experts in the conference room of Zonguldak RD with the
participation of Zonguldak Governor, Ali KABAN.
On the third day
of the visit, the group went to Istanbul. The group made an assessment
with the researchers working on growing Ginseng in Istanbul. Then the
South Korean group left our country by expressing satisfaction with
communion and collaboration.