Good Agricultural Practices

The Certificate of Good Agricultural Practices is a certificate issued by the inspection and certification bodies authorized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Agriculture and Livestock. Scope of certification; ITU Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Field Crops, Cut Flowers and Ornamental Plants, Seedling and Sapling, Tea, Livestock and Aquaculture. Nowadays, many retailers have started to demand ITU certificate from the manufacturers they supply products. In the New Hal Law, privileges are granted to Organic Agriculture and ITU certified products. Although ITU is not an obligation, it is a system that increases and increases the competitive power in marketing. Another advantage is; According to ITU guidelines, manufacturers can benefit from attractive supports.
Good Agricultural Practices (ITU) is very important both in terms of quality and efficient agricultural production and safe food consumption. InTU will increase the profitability and competitiveness of our producers and the health of consumers will be protected.

Good Agricultural Practices cover all production and marketing stages ranging from soil to table. Before making a decision, the products or agricultural activities previously grown in the production area should be known, their effects on human health and the environment should be evaluated and if these risks cannot be controlled, these areas should not be used in good agricultural practices.
Manufacturers should make a risk assessment before making a production decision. Risk assessment; soil type, erosion, groundwater level and quality, the existence of sustainable water resources, the first use of land, parasites and other pests should be done taking into account the contamination and adjacent areas. Conservation of soil health should be carried out in order to reduce dependence on pesticides and to ensure maximum plant health.

After deciding to do good agriculture, the first thing to be done in order to fulfill the necessary procedure is to register the production process by applying to the authorized institutions.

All operations during production must be recorded by the farmers and kept for later checks. In these records; product type, product location, application reason, technical permit, trade name and quantity of the chemical used, application tool, the name of the operator and how many days after the application time should be harvested, irrigation time, method and amount should be included.

In the processing of the soil, techniques should be used to reduce erosion and protect the physical structure of the soil.
The selected varieties must be virus-free, resistant to diseases and pests.
Certified seeds, seedlings or seedlings should be used.
Soil analyzes for fertilizer use at the appropriate time and amount should be done at least once a year when leaf analysis is needed. Fertilization, according to the soil structure after determining which fertilizer is appropriate, the amount and time required by the plant should be made.
Record procedures related to irrigation, fertilization, spraying, pesticide use and all other applications,
Water resources can be evaluated in the best way and the water needs to be installed in the irrigation system should be established. Never use wastewater (sewage water) for irrigation. Considering the principles of risk assessment, the irrigation water source should be analyzed at least once a year in terms of microbial, chemical and mineral contaminants.
Struggle against pests and diseases In line with the biy Integrated Struggle Technical Instructions kültürel, cultural measures, mechanical combat, biological control or biotechnical methods should be applied. As a last resort, chemical fight should be done.
Records should be kept on all pesticide applications. The frequency of pesticide residue analysis should be based on risk assessments. An emergency action plan should be available if the maximum residue limits are exceeded.
Indicate possible waste products and sources of pollution in the enterprise.
Harvest should be done under hygienic conditions.
All possible waste products (paper, cardboard, plastic, product residue, oil, rock wool, etc.) and possible sources of contamination (chemicals, oil, fuel, sound, light residue, discharge from the packaging house) should be specified in the agricultural enterprise.
Employees using, carrying and applying agricultural chemicals should be trained on this issue; people who receive first aid training should be present.
Your product is certified by the organizations authorized by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock with the Good Agricultural Product Certificate.
Products produced by İTU are reliable foods that consumers will always prefer.
The agricultural production model made for the purpose of ensuring an agricultural production that does not harm the environment, human and animal health, protection of natural resources, sustainability in agriculture and sustainability and food security is called good agriculture.

Conducting agricultural production that does not harm the environment, human and animal health
Protection of natural resources
Traceability and sustainability in agriculture
Ensuring food safety