Fig Studies

​Research project of national figs studies carried out on figs on reclamation work discipline in country based scanning everywhere except East Anatolia, collected 273 types or varieties of figs and also taken to the collection was introduced at the Erbeyli and Umurlu orchards. They also stored in the material of Turkey's plant genetic resources projects. Our organization is tasked with maintaining Turkey Plant Resources fig preserve genetic resources in the project. It is made pomology introductions of these varieties and some of their pomology study continues. Yet these varieties adaptation studies have been conducted with hope in Bodrum, Dalaman and Fethiye locations. Collection and pomology studies has been completed with 58 varieties in Incirliova male fig orchard. In addition, some research studies continues on selection of clone varieties of SARILOP and a new kind of SARIZEYBEK.

Develop New Cultivars; Fig breeding by hybridization and mutation, Selection of male cultivar for pollination, Fig genetic resources evaluation projects,

Increase of Fruit Yield and Quality; Irrigation and yield interaction, Intensive planting and crown management, Irrigation and fertilization, Alternative tillage methods, Climate change and fig quality, Postharvest physiology and techniques, Organic fig production,

Processing Techniques and Mycotoxins; using electro activated water on fig processing stage, Self-life storage and packing studies, Evaluation alternative fig products.

Plant Protection; Fig endosepsis and healthy caprifig fruits, Mediterranean fruit fly, fruit beetles, fig moth, Rosellinia root rot. 

Objectives and New Studies: 

  • Evaluate new varieties for fresh and dried fig consumption
  • Studies for correct estimation of yield on crop year
  • Base material production and propagation via tissue culture
  • Biotechnological studies in figs
  • Research on fig latex, seed and leaf
  • Studies on food security and mycotoxin
  • Employment possibilities on fig sector
  • Alternative packaging methods and self-life
  • Determination of internal and foreign market demands
  • Drought and stress physiology
  • Determination of environmental and industrial effect on fig production
  • Fig pest and disease 

Breeding and Genetics Studies: 

Investigation terms of SARILOP clones on registration basis of fruit quality parameters

Preservation and Evaluation of Fig Genetic Resources

Identification of BURSA SIYAHI and SARILOP figs Pollinators types.

Method of hybridization and mutation breeding on superior of dry and fresh fig type development.

Effects of stringent and decency planting systems on plant development of some fig varieties' Fruit Yield and Quality. 

Growing Techniques Studies: 

Optimization of organic fresh figs freeze storage.

Determination of performance of suitable harvest time, storage and transport resistance some fresh fig types.

Effects of fruit trees on yield and quality development with alternative methods of cultivation culture in dried figs.

Effects of different water levels on some fig varieties yield and quality parameters

Investigation of the effects on water consumption and wood development of different irrigation practices on newly planted SARILOP and BURSA SIYAHI figs garden.

Determining the effects of plant growth glycine betaine applications on SARILOP and BURSA SIYAHI figs seedlings under drought stress conditions. 

Food Technology Studies: 

Investigation of the effectiveness of separation of ultraviolet (UV) light on aflatoxin in dried figs.

Investigation of the effects of climatic factors on phenology and fruit quality of the figs.

Dissemination of Electro Activated Water Use of the control of microbial populations on dried figs and in the fig enterprises.

Investigation of different drying techniques of figs.

Investigation opportunities of yielding assessment of high functional featured colourful dried fig types.

Investigation of different storage and storage techniques in medium moisture figs 

Plant Health Studies: 

Investigate and development of alternative struggle possibilities with the disease Rosellinia root rot (Rosellinia necatrix Prill.) in figs.

Determination of the Mediterranean fruit fly [Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Tephritidae)] Status on SARILOP and BURSA SIYAHI fig types in the Aydın Province.

Definition of fig rust (Cerotelium fici) disease and determination of the effects of some fungicides. 

Agricultural Economic Studies: 

Socio-economic analysis and policies, Production and investment costs, Economic analysis of sustainable production models.

Determination of staying on fig production trends of young population.

Determining factors of dried fig production affecting decision in different altitude areas: Aydın province example.

Investigation of labour use and employment structure on fig production. 

Joint Studies: 

Fig selection and conservation of TRNC.

Development of production techniques of reproduction materials for use in organic farming (TUBITAK).

Research on obtaining some figs type of virus-free and Pre-Basic Material Production the Certified Seedling Production (Bornova Plant Protection).

Identifying male figs type and suitable male figs garden plant for BURSA SIYAHI figs (R&D).

Identification of male figs genotype on molecular characterization and conservation of natural populations in Eastern Mediterranean region.