With fruit trees cloned in the laboratory environment, it is possible to obtain products in 4-5 years instead of 1-2 years. Algen Biotechnology, which produces virus-free, disease-free and certified plants with 'plant tissue culture', a method of agricultural biotechnology, has been making mass production of 'clonal fruit sapling rootstocks' since 2008 with its R&D studies. The company, which continues its R&D and production development studies on other plant varieties, appeals to a significant portion of the country's market share.
Algen Biotechnology company, which exhibited its latest product range at the 11th International Agriculture, Seed, Arboriculture and Dairy Industry Fair (BURTARIM 2013) and Bursa 6th International Livestock and Equipment Fair opened in Bursa, is ambitious in this regard. Alper Taşdurmaz from Algen Biotechnology stated that they entered Biotechnology by targeting the clonal rootstock market in Turkey and said that they are currently working with 120 employees, most of whom are white-collar.
Explaining that they currently appeal to 60 percent of the Turkish market, Taşdurmaz said, "We have the capacity to meet 80 percent of it. 10 million plants per year, the largest capacity in Turkey. Next year, we will increase our capacity to 50 million with the new production facility and we will have a serious ranking in the world.” said.
Explaining that they want to develop their product range in the coming years, Taşdurmaz said that they will start a new production in Washington state of America as Algen America. Alper Taşdurmaz, explaining that they set their mission to develop obsolete and low-yielding fruits, species and varieties in Turkey, said, "By using Turkey's natural natural resources, by triple or quadrupling the current added value, we believe that in the 2020s, Turkey has increased its agricultural value. and with food products, it can close the energy gap to a serious extent.” he said.
Pointing out that plants grown under normal conditions are open to diseases and viruses, and that there is a risk of expansion in nature, Taşdurmaz said, "Now, new material input in food and agriculture in the world has started to be developed with the method of biotechnology. Seeing the gap in this issue in our country, we entered this sector both to support our producers and to catch this trend in the world so that Turkey can have a say in this matter.” he said.
Stating that the importance of biotechnology will increase day by day in the coming years, Alper Taşdurmaz said, 'We can produce all materials that are old, diseased or at risk of losing their origin clonally, without subjecting them to genetic change. When we receive a tissue from any plant, we process it and clone it serially.” continued as.
REDUCES PRODUCTION TIME TO 2 YEARS
Explaining that they have reduced the production time that would have to wait for years with classical methods to 3, 6 or 9 months with this method, Alper Taşdurmaz from Algen Biotechnology said, "We have varieties that are more resistant to diseases and pests with this method. While the seedlings produced with normal classical methods yield in 5-7 years, when seedlings are produced with these rootstocks, you start to get fruit yield within a year or two.” he said.